The saying goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." I think, I prefer to stay away from Rome.
When we are around people who like the same things we like, we feel good about ourselves. When we are doing the things we like to do, which typically we excel at, we feel good about who we are. In sharp contrast, when we are around a group of people who have different interest, we will question our own. It can and inevitably will, create doubt in our own beliefs. It's why the whole,"peer pressure" thing, works. A group of people telling you that what you are, or are not doing is wrong, can shake the very foundation of who you are. My solution, "When in Rome, RUN!!!!!!!!!" Or just stay away from foreign countries, they're overrated anyways.