9 THINGS YOU ONLY LEARN FROM STUDYING IN THE US

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1. Each week you will have at least one kind of test - whether it is a midterm or pop-up quiz - these are so frequent that after the first few you stop being surprised when your professor present you with a test paper.

2. You must submit papers via hard copy - for those of us who are used to staying up all night before an essay is due and submitting it online with only minutes to spare, this is a hassle

3. Attendance contributes to your final grade - most professors take attendance every class to monitor students attendance and usually if students miss more than a certain number of classes, it is deducted off your attendance mark... How fun... This is strange compared to UK universities, where students are not required to attend lectures.

4. Students don't have seminars - so this means that you will usually have a day (or if you are lucky enough a few days) off each week to sleep all day. But even though seminars don't exist, professors ensure students don't fall asleep in their classes by making sure participation in classes also contributes to your final grade... Awesome!

5. Students get unimaginable amounts of free things - those of you who thought freshers week was the biggest freeby event, you were wrong! American 'colleges' give out tons of free goodies - pizza, cakes, water bottles, t-shirts - (nearly) on a weekly basis... #Winning

6. Sports is a huge - everyone in some way can relate to sports - whether it is watching it: football (not what Europeans classify as football, but one similar to rugby) or going to the gym. The Superbowl is probably the most watched sports event in the USA. Two teams compete to be crowned the champions. American gyms are amazing - with a swimming pool, basketball and other courts where you can rent out equipment... for free! I never thought I would hear myself say it but, I LOVE THE GYM!

7. Students don't interact in classes - this is pretty odd because for most of us it is a usual thing to talking to people in lectures. Unless, students just did not talk to me... That would be awkward!

8. People tend to recognise your accent - this is especially true if you have a British accent. When you speak in class some students look at you as if you grew another head. People notice the accent so much that it becomes strange if someone does not notice your accent

Opps, forgot one...

9. IT SUCKS BEING UNDER 21!
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  1. Hahaha that last one is so funny been under 21 is so not a joke.

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