British chap here. Studied in the UK and in America.
Personally I don’t particularly like the American accent, a lot of people in the UK don’t, but then again others will be indifferent or even like it. Basically, you kind of took our language and ruined it (sorry).
Other stereotypes are that Americans are over the top friendly/enthusiastic, this is more confusing to Britons than annoying.
I hope you’re prepared for how different uni/college is in the two countries. Firstly, the UK academics are lecture based usually assessed by a couple of papers and an exam. So the assignments are big and infrequent. This differs a lot from American college with mid-terms, presentations, class quizzes, participation marks etc. UK students usually are not expected to attend class (which we call lecturers). Socially, this will vary by the university, but in general the UK drinking culture is much bigger, and it’s more pub-/club-based than house parties. There’s no Greek life but there are drinking societies (e.g. the wine society, whisky society, champagne society, etc.). You won’t see a solo cup in the UK and apart from beer pong, non of the American drinking games are played. But we have British ones, which are usually playing cards based or just vocal. Oh, and no one cares about uni sport (unless you’re actually playing).
To answer “what British guys think of American girls”. I’m afraid the American girl attraction to British boys (like in movies) isn’t really there the other way round. So being American won’t be an advantage for male attention, but equally you won’t be avoided.
Sorry if some of this sounds harsh. The British tend to be blunter than Americans. I hope you’re prepared for “banter”.
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