How Does Life On A London University Campus Compare To US Colleges?

Oct 21, 2015 5:30:00 PM

London is simply incredible. One of the world’s most popular metropolises, it is historic as well as modern and bursting with cultural diversity, education and entertainment. Living and studying in the UK is an unparalleled life-changing experience, and London is the place to be if you’re looking for variety in your day to day.

At this point, London might already sound like the ideal place to you, but you also might be wondering how living in London during your university studies differs from going to a college in the US; below are some standout differences to help clarify things for you.

Initially, what must be remembered is London is expensive; with the currency exchange rate and big city factor, the financial aspect of living in London cannot be denied. But while this may seem like a deterrent, the advantages of studying in the city can outweigh the cost in more ways than one.

 1 – University Campuses

The majority of the universities in London do not have enclosed campuses like US universities. This leaves you with a greater opportunity to immerse yourself into the city, as you will sometimes have to walk through the city in order to get to your classes.

On these walks, you may discover shops and restaurants that aren’t owned or manned by university employees and fellow students. You will thus enmesh yourself with the residents of the city. If one of your goals in London is to engage and get the most out of your experience, the very layout of the campus will help you do it!

2 – Entertainment