University of Exeter: Exeter, Devon, UK
What is a defining factor of an English college student? A defining factor would probably be that we have a lot of respect for our lecturers and study, but also always go out.
What extracurricular activities do you participate in? It’s a dance society, so dancing is one of the activities I participate in frequently.
What is the teaching style? It’s primarily lecture-based with a few tutorials as an extra for particular modules.
What comes to mind when you think of a stereotypical American college student? I think of them as social, participating in activities such as parties, spring break, and sororities/frats. I also feel they are more laid-back regarding studies.
Robert N. Williams
Orange Coast College: Costa Mesa, CA, USA
What is a defining factor of an American college student? For me, a defining characteristic would be doing all the stupid things they want, simply because they can.
What extracurricular activities do you participate in? I don’t participate in extracurricular activities. I don’t have the money.
What is the teaching style? I go to class, we perform a lab or workshop based on the last chapter we read and homework we did, then we receive instructions for the next chapters to read and homework to do, which we must complete before the next class.
What comes to mind when you think of a stereotypical English college student? I think of a well-dressed young man in a tie and blazer. There is a patch of his school’s coat-of-arms on his breast pocket, and he kicks a football in front of him as he carries his books.