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So I'm from the USA (born and raised Texan...unfortunately), and was wondering what British guys think of American girls? Or at least what YOU think...

Im moving to England in September 2019 for my undergrad degree and I am just curious to how I would fit in

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Same expectations/thoughts as the average girl over here really. I don't think it will make you seen as that different, just some people will be interested/curious about your American background (in a an appreciative way).

The small few female american students I've met have been nice to talk to and very polite, but I don't think that can be generalised for every American girl lol
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I see American girls the same way I see any other girl tbh
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Your accent will make you stand out immediately. Different is cool, you'll love it I'm sure!
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yeehaw being from a different country don't make you special you just another girl
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Try to use some of the slang we use here or else no one will rlly understand u. And may take the piss - u don’t want that trust me
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Try to use some of the slang we use here or else no one will rlly understand u. And may take the piss - u don’t want that trust me
Don’t listen to this person 😂
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Being “different” is something people find really interesting, I’m sure everyone will be really inclusive and will just want to get to know you and your life!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So I'm from the USA (born and raised Texan...unfortunately), and was wondering what British guys think of American girls? Or at least what YOU think...

Im moving to England in September 2019 for my undergrad degree and I am just curious to how I would fit in

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which uni are you going to?? we are very pro-american at St Andrews
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So I'm from the USA (born and raised Texan...unfortunately), and was wondering what British guys think of American girls? Or at least what YOU think...

Im moving to England in September 2019 for my undergrad degree and I am just curious to how I would fit in

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Dont talk to me when I'm In the elevator with you or sitting next to you. And if we do talk, we 'll complain about stuff. American girls same really as British. You 'll stand out and a lot of people might come up to you once they hear your accent. We will cringe when you say "bloody", "****", "*******" - the list goes on. But yeah it makes you more interesting. Enjoy your time.
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I do like the accent to be fair
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Quick! Before Big Bertha over here eats it all!

Okay bro, I gotta go get some shut eye. Have fun in the dungeon!

Hmm, maybes I could sleep there seeing as though its made of pillows :hmmmm:
Im coming!!
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Alright man! See you later and sleep well! :thumbsup:
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American girl's I've met have basically been like English girls but the spin-off so uh... p much the same opinion as on the britbongs

Generally at my uni the only internationals that get somewhat excluded are east asian exchange kids who voluntarily exclude themselves by only bothering to socialise with other asians. Anybody that bothers to make the effort is generally treat same as the brits.
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fat, loud, annoying

i see all americans that way
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(Original post by CollectiveSoul)
which uni are you going to?? we are very pro-american at St Andrews
I'm going to Newcastle. Super excited .... I heard St Andrews is awesome as well
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General opinion - bunch of knob-ends. Probably just how the ones on TV are though, I've met a couple of American girls before and they were sound tbf.
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When I say Texas, I feel like a lot of people automatically assume that I have a southern accent... I would literally rather shove scissors in my ears than be anywhere near country sounding. I have your typical "California" accent since I grew up in the busy city center, and my family is from Europe so they didn't influence me at all either. And not an annoying valley girl accent, just a normal one. Hahaha, just in case anyone is wondering
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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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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”.
Perfect! because I am really blunt as well. Americans are SO SENSITIVE, and it's completely annoying and ridiculous. Every time I try to make a comment or joke, people just get offended for no reason. I'm not a mean person, but it just gets annoying that everything someone says that is a little "blunt" is automatically not socially acceptable.

As for classes, I completely disagree with the whole quizzes, class presentation, and busy work. High school was absolute hell for me because of all the random assignments that really didn't benefit me in any sort of way. Independent study and lectures, with tests and papers are my favorite.

In regards to sports, never been into them except hockey and football (not American football... the true football lol). I also never really participated in clubs because honestly, I was too lazy, but I think I will start in uni just so I can make some friends or acquaintances.

Also, are most people there religious?

America tends to be very religious, and I think that also contributes to the sensitive personality of them. I myself am not religious in the slightest, but I do respect people that are.
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