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    I am an international student applying for industrial design both in USA and UK. Anyone knows in terms of social life and placement, which is better between USA and UK for international students?
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    (Original post by futuredesign)
    I am an international student applying for industrial design both in USA and UK. Anyone knows in terms of social life and placement, which is better between USA and UK for international students?
    Two very different styles of education and it will vary vastly from uni to uni. Go where is best for you after a good comparison of each uni.
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    To generalise: the UK is better for social life as you usually just have end of semester/year exams rather than continuous assessment like in the US system, so you can more happily get involved with more things during term time without it disrupting your studies.

    For placements, you will likely find it's easier to get one in the US, however they're also less valuable for a number of reasons including oversubscription, often you won't get paid, often it's part time alongside your studies, and often you won't be doing anything which really contributes to the company (partly because of the unpaid part as unpaid interns in the US cannot provide value to the company). In the UK you will find it more difficult to get one, but in general if you want one, you should be able to get one. You will also definitely get paid, and likely contribute to the company as you have the option of a full year placement rather than just a semester.

    I would also bear in mind that industrial design/engineering isn't really a thing in the UK in the same way it is in the US (in fact it's not really a thing outside the US, certainly in more developed countries, and so you'll generally only see less reputable universities who are just trying to attract international students offering it), so you may need to look into a different course to study in the UK.
 
 
 
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