There is this story about my exchange year in the Netherlands. It was my first month and I spoke very little dutch. I wanted to ask my classmates if anybody could imitate a chicken (it was no smart question I know). I tried and I ended up saying "Kan je een kip aandoen?" which means "Can you wear a chicken?". Of course they started laughing. Well, in a while, those kip-people became my best friends.
This is the big deal. DARE. Dare and MEET the people. Dare to be friendly and happy and crazy with people you have never met. You will make the best memories and the strongest bond.