British student reveals the most 'confusing' things about going to college in America

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A British student has received nearly half a million views in just two days on a video in which she discusses the most "confusing" things about going to college in the US.

Alyssa Feary, a young woman from Brighton, England, talked about everything from having to order in an American accent because people don't understand her accent to her peers not being able to understand why Britain is made up of four different countries.

She captioned the now-viral video: "What it’s like going to a college in America being English."

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"So I go to a college in Georgia - I'm English and I have a little list of things that I've learned while going to college here," Feary begins the video.

"Americans can't comprehend that Britain is three different countries and there are loads of different accents. This is a British accent. They always - the first question they always ask me is 'Oh my god, why did you leave, like why did you come here?'"

She adds: "Like they don't understand why people would want to go to different countries.

"This accent gets me a lot of things - who knows why?"

Feary then goes on to talk about her experience at college, explaining: "You don't actually start your college major until your junior year. I'm a Business major taking Environmental Science."

"Erm, they think of Europe as a whole place," she adds. "Like 'Oh I went to Europe this Summer - like it's not many, many countries."

Leary then proceeds to say: "In the south, the word 'y'all' used way too much. Everyone goes to Florida for Spring break regardless of where you live."

"I have to order in an American accent. When I want a water, I have to get a 'wad-urr' because no one understands what I want. And they don't know what a 'full stop' is. They think a comma is a 'half stop'. No, no it's not."

The video currently has 481.2k views, 77k likes, and 1698 comments at the time of writing.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Alyssa Feary]]
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Alyssa Feary]]

One person responded, saying: "I feel like 80% of the problems you're experiencing stem from the fact that you are in Georgia."

Another added: "Literally any country in the EU would offer cheaper higher quality education than in the USA, that's why they're asking why you came there."

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After the success of her first video, Leary has since posted a follow-up video clearing up - once and for all - her reasons for moving to America.

British student reveals the most 'confusing' things about going to college in America

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By VT

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A British student has received nearly half a million views in just two days on a video in which she discusses the most "confusing" things about going to college in the US.

Alyssa Feary, a young woman from Brighton, England, talked about everything from having to order in an American accent because people don't understand her accent to her peers not being able to understand why Britain is made up of four different countries.

She captioned the now-viral video: "What it’s like going to a college in America being English."

Check it out here:
[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@alyssafeary/video/6890994927887502597]]

"So I go to a college in Georgia - I'm English and I have a little list of things that I've learned while going to college here," Feary begins the video.

"Americans can't comprehend that Britain is three different countries and there are loads of different accents. This is a British accent. They always - the first question they always ask me is 'Oh my god, why did you leave, like why did you come here?'"

She adds: "Like they don't understand why people would want to go to different countries.

"This accent gets me a lot of things - who knows why?"

Feary then goes on to talk about her experience at college, explaining: "You don't actually start your college major until your junior year. I'm a Business major taking Environmental Science."

"Erm, they think of Europe as a whole place," she adds. "Like 'Oh I went to Europe this Summer - like it's not many, many countries."

Leary then proceeds to say: "In the south, the word 'y'all' used way too much. Everyone goes to Florida for Spring break regardless of where you live."

"I have to order in an American accent. When I want a water, I have to get a 'wad-urr' because no one understands what I want. And they don't know what a 'full stop' is. They think a comma is a 'half stop'. No, no it's not."

The video currently has 481.2k views, 77k likes, and 1698 comments at the time of writing.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Alyssa Feary]]
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Alyssa Feary]]

One person responded, saying: "I feel like 80% of the problems you're experiencing stem from the fact that you are in Georgia."

Another added: "Literally any country in the EU would offer cheaper higher quality education than in the USA, that's why they're asking why you came there."

[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@alyssafeary/video/6891397520342174981]]

After the success of her first video, Leary has since posted a follow-up video clearing up - once and for all - her reasons for moving to America.