I've never been to America so I have no clue what it's like there, I do however have a friend who went to uni there and he's talking about how he feels like it would've been different had he gone to a UK uni, is this really the case?
Is uni life in America really that different? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-08-2013 00:49
- 16-08-2013 21:03
Can you be more specific?
It really varies by what you're comparing--what UK uni to what US uni.
One general note is the for many (but certainly not all) US schools sports play a bigger role in social life. At many US unis going to football (US) or basketball games is a major part of the social calander and nearly all students attend, even if they have no interest in the sport.
Another difference would be fraternities and sororities. These single sex groups that throw parties and have events throughout the year. Again at many (but not all) US unis being part of a frat/sorority is a key way to make friends and have a good time.
The biggest difference would have to the "general" vs "specialist" approach. In the US you do not apply to do a specifc course (mostly) like you would in the UK. For instance, you apply to Harvard and you can talk about what you want to study if you like but you're free to switch and adjust and change interests for several years of university. As I'm sure you know, switching is not that common/easy in the UK.