I have already got to Britain more than a month and found many differences between Britain and China. Here I will say several main points which have surprised me the most:
First and the earliest I discovered, the British all walk and drive at the left side of the street. In China we all walk and drive at the right side, Britain was an only exception that I have been to. So when I came out the airport found the people and cars on the left side of the road felt startled and did not adapted very much. Until now I still make the same mistake when sometimes I was absent-minded.
Second, Britain has a much less population than China. Live in the campus of University of Warwick over a month, there were only a little people I could see in most time. At the beginning I thought it because of two reasons: one is University of Warwick not located in the big city, the other is the new term hasn¡¯t begun yet. But after the new term has begun four days ago and I went to London, I found this is true that there were much less people live in Britain than in China.
Third but the most main difference I found was the different education system. It included three main points: firstly in Chinese education the teacher as a symbol of authority, but in Britain every student could doubt teachers. Secondly, we always do the teamwork as group in Britain, but almost never do the same work in China. Lastly, I need do all significant jobs by myself with useful information given by tutors but those jobs which always have done by the tutors in China.
So study in Britain was a new beginning and new challenge in my life. I will try my best to conquer all the difficulties.
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05 Oct 2007, 01:28
It always takes time to adjust to the traffic on the other side of the road – but soon you will get used to the British way – so be careful when you go back home! I’m glad you are thinking deeply about the differences between the two education systems. Again, it might take time to adjust to new expectations and new challenges. Good luck!
08 Oct 2007, 19:23
hiya, i am chinese as well.. what subjest you doing?
16 Oct 2007, 01:27
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