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Britain vs America

  1. Mar 18, 2005 #1
    hey ALL
    i will graduate this year ... ... i want to study either telecom or IT abroad ... but i am to choose between Britain and America .....
    can anyone help me by listing the advantages and the disadvantages of studying in both countries .. e.g. standard of studying ... studying system ... possibility of combinig certificates ( combine IT studies and Telecom ) ..... and any other points u feel is important
    plz help
    i will be very grateful
    cheers
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2005 #2

    Astronuc

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    Look at the particular university programs, not the country.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2005 #3
    I believe that its more difficult to study in Britain, the standards are higher in terms of material etc. Plus, I cant speak for you, but I would enjoy living in Britain more than in US. I dont know where you live currently, but if you are European you will likely think many US citizens are bumb and brainwashed. Religiosity is big here now, and the culture is low except for in big cities like New York.

    Sorry, this is more about country life style than the actual schooling, but I thought you would benefit from knowing. I have lived outside of US, and live/study in Michigan now. I wanna go back to Europe lol
     
  5. Mar 18, 2005 #4
    thanx barbie
    anyone else can benifit me
    thanx in advance
     
  6. Mar 18, 2005 #5

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    Well I don't really know what kind of answer you're expecting.

    Both countries have some excellent universities, and both countries have some relatively poor universities. Trying to compare the quality of teaching between two countries would be pretty pointless. For IT or Telecommunications, (and in fact any other subject) you'll find some excellent programmes at both countries. In any case, I wouldn't decide which country I wanted to move to just by the looking at the quality of teaching, and nobody here is going to be able to tell you which country you'd prefer!

    Have you visited either the US or the UK?
     
  7. Mar 18, 2005 #6

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    The weather is better in most parts of the US and the population is generally better looking. Gotta love that British wit, but I've never been the biggest fan of England (maybe because I'm half-Irish?). It's hard to argue with universities that have had such men as Isaac Newton and David Hume hold professorships, though.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2005 #7

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    Not better, just different! There's a saying we have in Manchester - "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute".
     
  9. Mar 18, 2005 #8

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    Did Manchester steal that one from California, or the other way around?

    Old Bob Hope joke: "California is the only place where you can freeze to death under a flowering rosebush."
     
  10. Mar 18, 2005 #9

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    I suggest this thread be moved to academic guidance where folks like Zz and jcsd might chime in.

    No Name, it would help if you provided more background, such as where you are from, what you expect, etc.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2005 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    I would study in England. It's good to learn other languages.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2005 #11
    If you like to wash your hands conveniently, using warm water, you might want to consider the US. In the UK they have these strange plumbing fixtures with separate taps for hot and cold water.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2005 #12
    hey, Ireland has had some people in trinity as well you know.. The one that comes up in my mind is Will Hamilton.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2005 #13

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    I'd like to assure juvenal that mixer taps are actually in use in the UK.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2005 #14
    We really should know where your from if we're to stereotype accuratly, can you give us more information about yourself?

    As a rule I tend to say: If you plan to work in the USA, study in the USA, otherwise go for Europe.

    And again, you should study actual universities over the country as a whole, what's your grades like, what level of university are you looking for and what area are you going to study?
     
  16. Mar 18, 2005 #15

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    Of course. Hume was actually at Edinburgh, too, not in England. There are many great universities in that part of the world, on both islands.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2005 #16
    Well, where are you from? You want to get as opposite experience as possible. Don't base it off of an educational decision, unless theres a single school or environment that blows the other out of the water. Studying abroad is about getting a mutlicultural experience, and building your character.
     
  18. Mar 19, 2005 #17

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    It's really hard to compare the two countries. Without more information, I couldn't even make a recommendation to you of where to study within the US if you were to choose the US. We have a pretty big country here and it's quite varied in climate, population density, cultural attitudes, etc. Even those of us living in the US can experience culture shock when moving from one part of the country to another.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2005 #18
    Exactly. With the exception of Newton, A lot of the well known scientists are not pure english, Dirac for example.

    Personally, i would LOVE to live in Ireland. The land where John Field was born.
     
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