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11 Ways Australian Colleges Are Completely Different From The US

Because although partying hard is a prerequisite, college is completely different.

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1. Legal Drinking.

2. O-week.

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Nothing is more shocking than arriving to college for the first time, and receiving a weeks worth of drunken nights, peer punishment and horrible hangovers as a welcome to adulthood

3. Private dorm rooms.

Unlike our US counterparts, all our living areas are private - where we live, we don't share.
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Unlike our US counterparts, all our living areas are private - where we live, we don't share.

4. Multiculturalism.

Although it's everywhere, many Australian colleges are beginning to get a name for their high levels of multiculturalism... UNSW, anyone?
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Although it's everywhere, many Australian colleges are beginning to get a name for their high levels of multiculturalism... UNSW, anyone?

5. Monaaayy!

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How does anyone in college in the US have any money?!?

6. Sport.

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What even is football? It's all your choice - whether it be frisbee, cricket, or even catcharoozle.

7. Greek Row.

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Down Under doesn't have sororities and fraternities, if we want in a college, it's up to an application process, not relying on a bid from other students.

8. Pep Rallys.

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Unfortunately, Aussie's don't get nearly as into rallying as US colleges do.

9. The Beach.

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Most of our colleges are near the beach - so we can surf, swim or tan whenever.

10. Thongs (Flip-Flops).

Rather than seeing sneakers or boots strutting around campus, the shoe of choice on campus is flip-flops. After all, its well known all Aussie's own at least 2 pairs of thongs.
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Rather than seeing sneakers or boots strutting around campus, the shoe of choice on campus is flip-flops. After all, its well known all Aussie's own at least 2 pairs of thongs.

11. Tru-Blue Aussies.

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You might get close, but you'll never match the unique college style of Australia.

  1. 12. Which Colleges are Better?

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    I'm too cool for college
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