The United Kingdom isn’t all about people constantly drinking tea and eating nothing else but fish and chips. London is an amazing city. No wonder why millions of foreign enthusiastic tourists, students and permanent residents go to London every passing year.
The United States of America (USA) on the other hand hosts the most number of international students in the world. Quality education, a unique curriculum, a multicultural environment, and abundant opportunities are just some of the reasons why many international students want to study in the US.
With world-class universities in both countries, excellent teaching methods and unbeatable multiculturalism, it’s no surprise that the UK or the USA is a magnet for international students.
But how much do you know about studying in any of these countries? To feed your curiosity, scroll down to read some common facts about the UK or USA you might have never heard before.
The UK is a powerful island nation of Western Europe with a strong global presence. London is the capital city, and English is the national language of the UK. The nation’s culture, language, and traditions are mostly influenced by the British Empire.
Languages: English, Cornish, Scots, Spanish, Welsh.
Festivals and Celebrations: Christmas, New Year, Good Friday, Hogmanay, Burns Night, Obby Oss, Hay Festival.
Sports: Cricket, Football, Rugby, Horse Racing, Golf, Tennis, Water Sports, Motor Sports, Skiing.
Events: The Boat Race, FA cup final, Notting Hill Carnival, Queen’s Birthday, Boxing Day.
Type of Government: Monarchical system
Fun Facts About The UK
- London was earlier known as Londinium, Ludenwic, and Lunenburg.
- In the UK, the first name is also known as ‘the Christian name’, although this has little to do with religion today. This is traditionally followed by a middle name and then the family name which in the UK is known as the surname.
- You have to follow the etiquette of shaking hands when you meet and greet new people here although the covid 19 pandemic might have affected this.
- While eating, remember to hold the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right.
- Most of the UK people are tea addicts.
- Until 1877, lecturers at the University of Oxford were not allowed to get married.
- BBC’s TV channels don’t display advertisements.- Soccer is one of the most popular games in the UK.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The United States of America is the powerhouse of the world in terms of economy, military forces, and political stamina. United States of America constitutes 50 states, with Washington DC as its capital. Football is the most popular game and apple pie is a common dish here.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Indo-European languages, Asian and Pacific languages.
FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day
SPORTS: Cricket, American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Boxing, Golf, Car Racing.
EVENTS: The Boat Race, Beer Festival, Fall into arts Festival, Summer music series
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: President system
Fun Facts About The USA
- The U.S.A flag was designed by a high school student.- New York City was the capital of the US.
- The internet was invented by the US.
- The US grabs the most powerful position in the world’s economy.
- The U.S has won the maximum of Olympic medals to date.
- In 1867, the US purchased Alaska from Russia for just 7.2 million dollars.
- The National animal of the US is the bald eagle.
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