17. Living on campus
While some universities in other countries do offer the option to live on campus, that’s definitely not true in all cases. As a result, many students have to travel to their respective places of study from their own accommodation – and suffer the many stresses of daily commutes while they’re at it…
16. Not being able to drink legally as a freshman
Okay, so freshmen obviously do drink at college. But having to do it under the radar, without the freedom to rock up to any liquor store you like and buy whatever you want? To countries with a legal drinking age of 18 or 19, like the U.K. and Canada, respectively, that just seems crazy.
15. How great college gyms are
American college gyms are typically huge, clean and full of all the latest equipment. Sometimes, they’re also stunning-looking, both inside and out. That’s not typically the case at international colleges, however, where you’ll be lucky to find anything better than a few aging treadmills stuck into a side room.