Student life in the United States


The student life in the United State is very different from what you would experience in a United Kingdom or Canadian university. This is mainly because most students who go through secondary school in the U.S end up going to university. It’s seen as part of the ‘growing up’ process in American society.

If you go to university in the US, you’re going to experience independence and adventure. This is true whether you’re an international student or not.

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Take Advantage of This Time in Your Life

Whether you decide to study in the U.S. or abroad, one of the best tips we have for every college student is to get involved. Make the most of every opportunity that your university has for you, even if it’s not in your area of study.

When studying abroad, take advantage of every opportunity because you may not have the chance to do so again.

The U.S. is an incredibly diverse country, and there are so many things to do and see while you’re there. Connect with people in your area and see if there are any off-the-beaten-path places you can visit to learn more about your local area.

Do whatever you can to get involved!

Residence Life

Contrary to the majority of international universities, many U.S. colleges and universities provide on-campus housing outside the city limits. In fact, most college campuses in the U.S. are their own autonomous parts of a city and have dormitories where their undergraduates (and sometimes graduate students) can live. Dormitories turn into small communities where you can hang out with other students who go to the university and partake in specific activities with the residents of your residence hall.

Weekend Fun

So, it’s the weekend and you have some time to spare. What are you going to do? Most college towns have a vibrant nightlife with bars and clubs to enjoy. In the United States, unlike most countries, the legal drinking age is 21 years old. So, while you can drink in your home country until you’re 21, you can’t drink in the United States until you are 21. While this may limit your nightlife options, there are still plenty of other things to do.


There are plenty of restaurants and pubs open late on the weekends in college areas, so you can grab a bite to eat and hang out with your friends.

There are also many live events that take place on weekends in college campuses and college towns. Be sure to check the websites for your area; you may find fun festivals or other activities to attend throughout the year. Many states have state fairs that you may attend as well. Activities may also vary depending on the time of year. For example, if you live in the Northeast, you may ski in winter, attend festivals in spring, play outdoor sports in summer and attend the state fair in fall. If you live in the South, you may enjoy beaches all year round.

There’s always something going on while you’re visiting the United States. All you have to do is take some time to explore and connect with your friends and colleagues to make the most of your time.








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