Is it Better to Study in the United States or in the United Kingdom?
If you are contemplating studying in the United States or the United Kingdom, but you are not sure which continent to call home, look no further. We have joined forces to develop a comprehensive guide to student life on both sides of the Atlantic. Here there is no winner (although if there were, it would be decided by a sumo fight in inflatable suits).
United Kingdom- In the UK, you will only study one subject during your entire university career, so choose wisely! The good thing is that you have more free time to study on your own in the place you want (in your favorite cafeteria, for example) because there are fewer hours of classes and tutorials than in the United States. Exams in the UK are typically held once a year, in the spring and early summer. It takes three years to obtain a degree in the United Kingdom, and one or two more years to get a master’s degree.
USA- You will start your studies in the universities in UK completing about two years of compulsory subjects, such as history, mathematics or science (these are necessary classes). At some point, you will have to declare your area of specialty (primary), which is the subject on which you would like to graduate. The exams are held at the end of each semester, that is, twice a year. It needs four years to obtain a degree in the United States, and two more to get a master’s degree. Regardless of what you choose, you have to be prepared to stay up late and drink coffee on the way to class!
United Kingdom- The United Kingdom is known for its old university cities (here is our guide to the best cities for students), so there may be residences of red brick apartments in the city center or ultramodern complexes on the outskirts. In any case, the student transport is usually quite good and, being the cities so close to each other; you are never far from the services and entertainment you need.
USA- Everything revolves around the campus in the United States. You will live, you will go to class, you will have breakfast, you will pick up the mail, you will bite something at night, and you will wash the clothes within a space of two blocks. It is normal to share a dormitory residence without choosing your roommate, and that makes the experience of living on a campus more fun.
United Kingdom- Unlike the large American cities, the cities of the United Kingdom – in particular, London – have different “central” areas. Are you looking to play bowling, dine and a movie? Go to the mall in the suburbs. Fashion bar? Test in the financial district. Underground nightclub to the last? Look in the center of the city. The good thing is that you can choose the area that suits you completely.
USA- Sports govern study in USA, from soccer to basketball or from baseball to a shot ball. The day of the game begins with the “tailgating,” a meeting in the parking lot of the stadium, and ends up celebrating the victory (or lamenting the defeat) with a night out. When there’s no game, check your college calendar, there’s almost always something fun going on.