American College Life | German Girl in America

American College Life | German Girl in America


College life in America, what it’s like what I loved about it, and so what we do differently in Germany. Hallo, Servus and welcome back to my youtube channel my name is Felicia. I’m from Munich Germany and currently I’m in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’m not a student at an American College right now, but I did go to UC last year from one semester, and I’m going back there next school year for my master’s degree and even now while I’m not in school myself, I still live super close to campus and a lot of the friends that I hang out with go to undergraduate or just graduate it from there. So I’m just still surrounded a lot by this college lifestyle. American college life was always this big thing that I had never experienced myself, but I knew it from the movies mostly so what you see there is basically a lot of wild parties, a lot of beer pong keg stands, and then a lot of sororities and fraternities to play a big role, and students that are super engaged in organizations on campus Just like students who are in acapella groups or who are football players or cheerleaders. Just something like that and they’re usually super successful in it and, when I came to the University of Cincinnati, I actually found a lot of these things to be true Everything seems to be super similar to what my personal image of an American college and the college lifestyle was. So I think the first thing that I should mention is the campus because the campus is the center for everything here, and it’s huge, so you see is actually a public school and it has a relatively small campus if you compare it to other colleges in America, but, to me, it was unbelievable in the beginning. It’s basically a small city within a city. So next to all the department buildings where the classes take place and the offices are in, you have libraries of course and then you also have a big football stadium that can fit 40,000 people, there’s a baseball stadium, there’s a soccer stadium and indoor basketball arena. Then there is a big gym for students to use so it’s included in their tuition and it has all kinds of workout equipment. It has a running track a climbing wall a pool and fitness classes all kinds of stuff then there is a student center that has couches, a food court a bookstore, rooms for events even has a bar in the basement and a little movie theater and then, on top of the food court, there are also other little restaurants on campus like a Starbucks or Subway, there are little stores for example for school supplies or for merchandise, then there’s a few of these big grass fields for everyone to use, there are dining halls where the people who live on campus eat, it’s basically like cafeterias, and then of course the dorms where the people live in or some of the students live in that. So this is all on campus and that’s not even all because there are also a lot of services just for the students like, for example, shuttle buses that bring people around campus or even downtown, then there is a free night ride that brings people from house to house when it’s dark. I think it operates from 8 p.m through 3 a.m. So that people don’t have to walk alone when they go home from a party or some other event at night and then there’s also a University of Cincinnati Police Department so yes the campus of the university has its own police. So in Germany we don’t really have this kind of campus life with all of these additional services like it is here. My university for example is in the middle of the city of Munich, so it doesn’t even have a campus really there’s just different department buildings spread out all over the city but some universities have that in Germany but it’s still nothing compared to here because the campuses will usually just have the buildings where the classes take place and where the offices are in and then you will maybe have libraries and cafeterias and that’s it and usually you students can take sports classes for free or for cheap at least but that’s nothing compared to having a professional gym on campus and the reason for all of these differences is mostly the tuition situation because American students have to pay in between a few thousand and several ten thousands of dollars tuition per semester, plus living expenses and rents, whereas in Germany, we only have to pay an administrative fee, which is only a few hundred euros a semester It’s different from state to state, but I, for example, I think I pay less than €200 a semester right now but I don’t think it’s more than 500 anywhere in Germany and that’s the reason why American colleges can afford all these big stadiums and huge campuses and all these extra services whereas German universities usually don’t have the money for that. So that’s why, I, as a German student, usually just go to my class there, I, maybe, spend some time at the University at the library to study maybe eat in the cafeteria and then I go back home and my free time doesn’t take place at university if I don’t have to study a lot. That’s also why there’s usually no sports teams that play for the University, and there’s also no such thing as a college league either. It’s just because the universities don’t have the money to pay for coaching or a stadium, or jerseys even there are small college teams sometimes but, even if there are, it’s nothing compared to the role that college sports play in America. U.C for example has so many teams like a football team baseball tee soccer team men’s basketball women’s basketball, volleyball and so many more and, when they play, a lot of the students will come out and support their team and the teams are actually very important for universities reputation here. So for student-athletes, the sport usually fills out most of their time, and I don’t know if this is the case for all of them but for most of them at least I know that they don’t have to pay tuition, maybe none of them have to pay tuition. I don’t know but because they play for their school, they don’t have to pay for their classes and there are even Scouts that go to high school teams and look out for talents there. So that they can recruit them for their college teams later. In Germany, sports, in general, are usually not connected to a high school or a university, they usually take place and clubs, in your free time and it’s the same with any other free time activities usually but here in America all of these things can take place on campus if you want them to for, even if you’re not an athlete, there are so many other student organizations of which you can be a member. U.C, alone, has over 500 organizations in total and they are for example language clubs singing club dancing clubs or other sports that you want to do in your free time like, biking or maybe a fighting sport there’s a media club that has its own radio station on campus and my highlight; There’s even a Harry Potter Club, and then, besides all the organizations, there’s also the Greek life, of course and that means all the fraternities for guys and sororities for girls that exists on and around campus and that’s also something that I didn’t really know from Germany because we don’t really have that there a lot, but here, it’s a really big deal. It’s called Greek life because they all have Greek letters as their names; So they have names like Kappa, Kappa, Gamma Sigma Chi Beta Theta Pi Gamma Phi Beta and so on. They all have their own big houses where they meet up and some of them even live there and if you want to be a part of it you have to rush, which means that you have to go through a certain recruitment process and they have to pick you to be a mem of the fraternity or sorority. So they usually have a bunch of activities just for themselves but then they also host public events and the fraternities host parties and yes those parties are usually exactly like in the movies at least the ones I’ve been to, bunch of drinking out of red plastic cups, beer pong, loud music, That’s what you can expect. Greek life is something that we don’t have at all in Germany. Students associations do exist, but they’re very rare and they’re very outdated. So I even had to do some research on this because I didn’t really know a lot about it, even though I went to college in Germany for four years. So that already shows that Greek life or students associations are not really a thing there. So apparently a lot of them disappeared under Hitler and then the rest of them got very bad reputation in the 1960s and 70s because they were considered to be elitist. So now less than 1% of all college students in Germany are member offer students associations, so that’s basically nothing. I also think that the academic life is a lot different in Germany and America but this is just my experience from L.M.U in Germany, which is very big University and U.C in America. First of all the class structure is a lot different here; as a German, I would compare it more to a German high school than a university and that’s because you meet up more than once typically for each class and then you usually get homework for the next class and there’s often a participation grade. A lot of Europeans say that college on undergrad level here is way easier than in Europe, and I actually agree with that, that’s my experience too, but that doesn’t mean that I learned last year, it’s just not as likely to fail a class I would say. In Germany, some of the universities and especially certain majors just have way too many students, so that the universities basically try to filter them out by having super hard exams. Sometimes only half of the students pass and then, everyone who fails was just being kicked out of the school. That’s something that I feel like would never happen here, It’s actually quite the opposite I would say, like you pay so much money to the University, that they want to give you something for it, and they want you to succeed, which is why you get a lot of support and I’ve even heard teachers say something like; So those of you who are not happy with their grades yet can just come to me after class and we can talk about a way of how you can improve your grade. Never heard that in Germany before which is sad I think and you also get a lot of personal support here in the form of personal advisers or other people, that help you with all the bureaucratic things. I remember that before I came to U.C, I was in touch with a person that helped me with organizing everything, we were talking via email and I just asked a bunch of questions because that’s what I was used to from Germany that I just have to figure everything out myself. So I just asked all these questions to make sure that everything works out fine because I had never been here before I didn’t know how the school system works and then when I actually came here, I met this exchange student advisor in person and she was like ‘oh, you’re the worried one’ and I was like ‘yep that’s me’. but I earned it because in Germany you have to do that they force you to do everything yourself, you’re very independent, and if you miss a deadline, they sometimes won’t even send you a reminder, like I’ve heard from people who just came home and they had a letter in their mail from the university telling them that they’re not enrolled anymore. They were just kicked out like that because they missed a deadline and hadn’t even realized it that actually can happen in Germany, it’s not very common, but it can happen technically but, here in America, they just have a lot more money and they can afford to pay all these staff people and these extra services and also one thing that I haven’t mentioned so far, great technical equipment too. And one other little thing that makes college life, just a little bit more enjoyable here, that’s very American’ is that you call your teachers by their first name usually and they call you by their first name it just makes it all a little bit more personal and more fun to go there honestly. So to sum it up I would to say that for American and for German college life, there is just pros and cons on each side; America you have to pay a lot of money for it but you also get a lot for it. In Germany, you don’t have to pay a lot of money, which makes the access to education a little bit easier, and maybe more fair, too but you also only get the classes and maybe just a few little extra things. I personally love the American college life, I’m very happy that I came here, and that I had the opportunity to experience all this but I’m also glad that I was able to spend most of my college time in Germany where it didn’t have to pay all this money. So I guess it was the perfect combination for me. If you have a personal experience, with this as well or an opinion on this topic, American versus German college life then please leave me a comment because I would love to read them. Thank you for watching, I hope you liked it subscribe my channel if you did, and I hope I’ll see you next week [In German] Bye!

100 Replies to “American College Life | German Girl in America”

  1. I love your videos, Felicia. You always have a lot of good information. And your personality – you seem to be very open and friendly!
    And yes… I think you're very beautiful also! 🙂

  2. If you've heard about proposals for free college tuition and wonder how places like Denmark and Germany can afford such a thing, this video provides a great practical explanation.

  3. Nice video German Girl living in America; I really enjoyed it. I am actually a College professor and, over the years, have taught at 1 public and 3 private Universities. I also attended public universities for both my undergraduate and graduate work. Most of the time most of the faculty are called by their last name (Dr. _______). I have a difficult German last name so most of my students use my first name and Dr. before it, but I'm an exception here. Using first names only in my experience is generally common on the West Coast.

    Your point about the expense is a sore issue with me. As a student back in the 80's public schools were very affordable, at least they were in Texas. Unfortunately the cost has gone up partly for the very reasons you noted and also because we no longer have a lot of government support for our students. Textbooks have also gone WAY up too. Back in the 80's a new Biology textbook might cost $45 and now would be well over $240, far in excess of the cost of living.

    To the point about difficulty (or lack thereof) in US schools , I would say that you are on point about Freshman (first year) classes. Our students come from High school lacking many basic skills needed for College and much of those classes could be said as being 'remedial' . I grew up in Canada and found college freshman US classes to be on level or easier than what we had in Canada in High school. To the credit of the US Universities though, the students go through quite a transition and come out of their programs VERY well prepared.

  4. German collage shortly explained: you have rooms and a professor is talking. I never did anything else than learning in there. Sport system is in germany diffrent. You can play sports without going to a school.

  5. What a beautiful girl, she could talk about anything and people will listen! One of the best accents I've ever heard from someone not born or raised in America too.

  6. check out the nursing programs, they may have 500 – 1000 freshman apply and they may take 300, i have a ex-wife that has had that problem.

  7. Actually, American colleges don't make money on the high tuition, that is because colleges run as "not for profit" so they charge what is needed to pay for things available, like the gyms and stuff. College make some of the most money from anything in the American economy because of their Sports Teams. UC for example has a famous basketball team, and sometimes their football team doesn't suck, and the college makes tons off of TV rights, advertising, tickets, merchandise, and that is all profit. Student athletes don't get paid so it's free labor for the university. So that's how they make so much and provide so much, and also why it is lucrative because to become a professional athlete, or to get what is considered a decent job in America, you need to go through colleges. It's also why teachers keep trying to help students, more students = more money.

  8. Strange, when I went to University, the professors got offended if you didn't address them with a Professor or Doctor title and last name. I once had a professor take time out of a lecture to teach us how to properly address a professor. Also, I remember the first class of my major, only a quarter of the people made it to the end of it. The second class, only half. Although, this was Computer Science. When I switched to the arts, more students seemed to make it through. Some schools and majors pride themselves on weeding out students.

  9. Just a little bit of advice: "UC" means a million different universities in America. Nobody outside of Cincinnati will assume that you are talking about the University of Cincinnati when you say "UC." The University of California system is the most well known ":UC" in America, and that itself is many different colleges, so even then you have to be specific. As someone who is from and lives in California, I've never heard of the University of Cincinnati. It seems like something that would exist, but I've heard no reference to it prior to your videos.

  10. At northern kentucky university which is right across the ohio river maybe 10-15min from UC has a quidditch team lol

    Enjoy your videos, im from cincinnati myself so its nice to see videos from europeans that arent just coastal based

  11. I went to college in the 70's. At that time, I would never address any of my teachers/professors by their first name, while in school. Today, retired, I am continuing my education for the pleasure of learning. I have a professor young enough to be my son, I know this man (and his parents) socially ( I watched him grow up). I would never address him by his first name in class; it would be disrespectful to be that familiar. I am the only person in my class who calls this man 'Mister or Professor' when I address him. Outside of school, I am the mister to him and he will always be Bobby to me.

  12. When I took my Masters from UC in the early 1990s we also had University owned and operated ambulance service. Even though I did not live on campus I spent plenty of time in University Village and the bars along Calhoun. I loved the campus because it was like it’s own city, always something to explore

  13. I lived in Munich from 1977 until 1984, while serving in the United States Army, and I studied at the University of Maryland Munich Campus. One of my German professors, Herr Doktor Professor Schmalzbauer told me that he had been a member of the Bavaria Fraternity at Ludwig Maximillian Universitaet, before Hitler outlawed fraternities (Hitler believed that fraternities divided the German students). Dr. Schmalzbauer and one of his fraternity friends had a trick they would use to get beer money in the Winter. His friend would walk up to a stranger at the fountains in front of the university and say "I'll bet you five Marks that that guy (pointing at Dr. Schamlzbauer) is going to take off all of his clothing and start swimming in the fountain." If the stranger fell for it, his friend would give him the signal and he would take off all of his clothing and start swimming naked in the fountain. It kept the beer flowing for the two during their studies.

  14. Feli,

    It seems that there is a fundamental philosophical difference between university in Germany and in the United States. Both have to ration education; Germany apparently does so by making the courses difficult, whereas it is rationed by pricing in the U.S.

    Athletics are used as a way to both promote the school, and diversify the student body. Depending on the level of competition (the Bearcats are mostly division I, but there are division II and division III programs, as well), and other factors, schools can offer scholarships to student athletes that allow them to play sports for the university and subsidize some portion of their tuition.

    Students and alumnae here in the U.S. also tend to identify strongly with their university, particularly in undergrad. Alumni associations will often help graduates from the same school find employment and connect socially. Beyond that, student organizations also help students and schools connect, support and improve the communities in which they exist.

    U.S. colleges and education, in short, help to create, build and enhqnce communities, and are focused on improving all students, even if some excel less than others. Is the U.S. system better than the German or European model? Who knows? They do, however, certainly provide more than simply education here.

    I am glad you've been able to experience and (hopefully) enjoy the American university experience. Your channel is fabulous, and experiences here and your analyses of the differences are very interesting.

    Prost!

  15. LOL. Just realized my friend–a very beautiful girl from Minnesota who is German American–dropped out of American college…and went to study in…Munich!

  16. Well I can imagine the US Ads for Colleges like: Complete your College in 5 easy steps and save! Call now! Offers are unlimited! 🙂

  17. At medium and large size American universities, tuition probably doesn't pay for the intercollegiate sports programs, including the stadiums. Generally the bigger sports – football and basketball – bring in enough money through ticket sales, sponsorship and television deals to underwrite the costs of the athletic department. Being an NCAA Division I school, I'm sure UC falls into this category.

  18. Honestly we only called the instructor professor “ something “ unless they told us to call them something else. This was at Pepperdine and I have a feeling the first name stuff at Cincinnati is fairly uncommon here in the US. Who really knows though, all I can speak to is Pepperdine University.

  19. If I had not had to spend tuition money underwriting sports, Greek life, extraneous "advisors," et cetera (none of which pertained to me) I might have finished.

    The U.S. model is definitely exclusionary in that regard.

  20. Here in the USA there is a governing body for college sports named national collegiate athletic association (NCAA). The have rules that dictate each college is only allowed a certain number of athletic scholarships per year per sport. So not all college athletes have free tuition

  21. Used to teach American History, and I can confirm college in America used to be taken more seriously. Now it’s a right of passage more than anything else. Some folks blame Congress for passing the G.I. Bill during World War II, which stated the government would pay for the college education of returning soldiers. Come to think of it, however, without the GI Bill, my grandfather would’ve had to have taken a job at the local steel mill, it’s the only reason he got a degree.

  22. Sports isn't huge just in college in America. It starts being really big in high school, with a whole variety of sports teams and facilities. There is a freshman football team (American), Varsity Football (Still American), Boy's and Girl's Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, etc… At my high school, there are a couple of baseball fields, a soccer field, a basketball court in the gym, tennis courts, and a football field. There is a school, "Marching Band," to support the varsity football team at home games, which I was in this year. There is actually a marching band competition that we compete in with a show that we practice starting before the school year even begins. We take two weeks at the end of summer break to get the drill and music down, and then we improve over the next 2 months at after school practices, home games, and small competitions. In November, there is a final competition, called "assessment," which helps decide if the whole band will be a state honor band. The marching band and concert band both have to get a superior rating at their assessments for the band to be a state honor band. If you are confused about what we do, just type "marching band" into the YouTube search bar and you will see what I mean.

  23. College sports in America began as, essentially, intramural activities. As interest grew in the teams, the sports (particularly football) began to bring in money for the schools. Today, the largest college football programs bring in over $100Million per year. Most athletic departments are self-sustaining and even return some profits to the schools. This has been watered down some after it was required that schools fund non-revenue sports (particularly for women) out of the profits generated by men's football, baseball, and basketball.

  24. Really interesting video and information. Agree about the things you said of German university life. I’m really interested in knowing more in detail about the college and fraternity parties, though. Are they really that intense and crazy like shown in American high school movies? Because I never experienced similar parties here in German university life. Don’t know about Munich though 🙂

  25. I know this is way late (months late!!) but I just found your channel and started watching. I like it! I attended University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point. UW uses a series of smaller campuses spread through the state that each focus on different disciplines or focus areas. UWSP was chemical engineering, with a strong emphasis in computer science. Even though it was a smaller "satellite" of the bigger university, it had everything you called out in the video EXCEPT the sports stuff. We had some intramural stuff, but the main UW campus in Madison (Go Badgers!) was the only one of the campus's that have the full blown teams, stadiums, and sports programs. I think there are a number of states that use similar programs.

  26. You went to a much more academically competitive University in Europe than in the US. I think that's part of the difference you experienced. CU is not a competitive school.

  27. 9:53 You say that would never happen in the US, but at the University of Cincinnati, they do just that in Engineering. Well, maybe not anymore, but when I went there they did. I started there in 2001. The physics classes were supposed to filter people out; I believe about 75% of each incoming freshman class dropped out of engineering either in the first or second year. There was even a calculus joke written in the physics building bathroom that said the limit of engineering as gpa approaches 0 = switch to business.

  28. My wife and I are Americans. My wife speaks German very well and I love to learn. I would bet you and her would make good friends!

  29. When I went to college it was a little different from what you experience. I started at Community College of Philadelphia, which is just 4 buildings around the same intersection for the main campus. I lived at home and took the train for a half hour every day to classes. That was $200/credit I believe. Most of my classes were 3 credits. Then I moved to University of the Arts, in a different part of Philadelphia. That was much bigger of course but all the buildings were still selling the same road. We still didn't have sports of course. Freshman could use dorms but again I took the train in and lived at home. That school was $18k/year. Then I went to The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects school) on the back lot of Universal Studios Florida. At the time it was just in a triple wide trailer. lol I had an apartment nearby and rode my bike to class every day. That was $25k/year. Keep in mind this was all between 1996 and 2003 so things may be different now.

  30. Interesting to note that Canadian Universities (at least in my experience) are mostly like European inis except for the Greek life aspect.

  31. I just discovered your channel yesterday and all of your observations have been spot on. I find it ridiculous that I have all of this student debt because my school had a bowling alley, gym, pool, etc. that I had to pay for, even though I never used it! Personally, I hate the fact that so many sports and activities are tied to schools. They should be a separate entity. It's a school…to help you prepare for a career, not an entertainment industry. By all means, attend a university that offers professional soccer player as a major, but that's not how it works. 🙁

  32. I did a refresher course at a US college and was stunned to find that there is no student bar on campus. Very different from the UK!

  33. In France, per my French teacher (a French native) in 1970, approximately anyone can enroll in college; but examinations induce many students to flunk out. There, doing so is an ordinary occurrence with no stigma attached: the academic demands are stringent, and being unable to meet them is nothing to be ashamed of. In the USA, college admissions especially at the more difficult colleges will exclude the slow-witted; but after students are admitted there are great efforts expended to prevent their flunking out, and failure is a disgrace. What is the German attitude toward the possibility of flunking out, and toward those college students who do?

  34. You were partially wrong about American college sports. Most of the universities funding is raised from ticket sales and ex students associations club fees, and donations not necessarily from student tuition. Tuition pays teaching salaries and administrative expenses. There are a few exceptions to this of course like technical schools and Ivy League schools. Like your videos, thanks.

  35. From the sounds of it, college in Germany is for actually studying, whereas college in the US is for partying and "finding yourself". Unfortunately, college life in the US costs many a lifetime of crushing student loan debt. I'd rather just study for a few years and not have the college life and the associated crushing debt.

  36. When you where at UC for your undergrad classes, did you encounter any older American students, such as of 40+ years in age? Would any middle age/older Germans go back to school to earn a degree and is this common?

  37. My impression of universities in Germany and other central European countries is
    that they concentrate on education where as in the USA, education is
    only a part of what Americans call 'the college experience'.
    I know a few people who went to Europe for college because they were
    sick of the atmosphere in American colleges.

  38. You get what you pay for. Glad you were happy with your American college experience. You can go to two years of college for fairly cheap tuition. They are called Community colleges. In California when I was growing up tuition was actually free to a two year college. Unfortunately that ended when an initiative passed that lowered property taxes for all of the homeowners in the state. You had to finish a four year degree at a state college, private college or state university.

  39. I like your videos. Personally I feel that the sports and Greek life is not a necessity, So I admire the German style of prioritizing study over those lesser things. I wanted to comment that I think your video camera should center on your eyes instead of your mouth. The top of your head is cut off and I think it would be better. You're so cute. 🙂

  40. I've never called a professor by their first name, it's always been either Professor <last name> or Dr. <last name>.

  41. American universities are for profit scams essentially. Germany and Western Europe don't treat their young like a financial resource to be exploited.

  42. This is exactly why we can't make university free in the USA. There are reasons it is so expensive. We can make university free in the US when Americans are ready to pay a lot more in taxes, or when we are ready to get rid of the athletic programs and state of the art facilities.

  43. There are all sorts of setasides that are used for "grants","scholarships", etc…. so a number of people get costs reduced, or even forgiven. It doesn't even have anything necessarily to do with playing a sport, though soem ARE available for sports, or people that play well.

  44. One thing to consider in comparing the services at German and US colleges and universities is that many American students go to school hundreds or even thousands of miles from home.

  45. Hello Felicia,
    I'm not a college student, but as a person who loves to travel and meet people from all cultures I just love hearing your insights and experiences as you move between our two countries! You are so well spoken in English! I look forward to more content from you whatever you choose to share with us!
    Faith, Hope and Love! Todd

  46. It used to be that University’s in America failed students as a means to control student population. One would be placed on grade probation and if the student did not respond with a better grade they were “flunked out”. This is still the practice in some colleges, but others want the money and make failing very hard. It seemed to change to today’s system in the mid 1970s.

  47. I can barely hear your accent your English is excellent . I am a American who wants to study in Germany so bad and I live in the stars next to you.

  48. I recently saw a map of the USA, listing the biggest employer in every state. The purpose of the map was to frighten people with the fact that Walmart is the biggest employer in about 20 states, but what I found way more interesting and telling is the fact that in pretty much all other states (except one where it is Boeing), universities or healthcare providers are the biggest employer, with a clear numerical advantage to universities.
    Being a German myself and only being used to the relatively small, bare-bones universities we have here, that was astonishing to me.
    In the German state where I live, the biggest university doesn't even make the Top 100 list of biggest employers.
    I looked up some details on some of the bigger US universities, like UCLA and found astonishing things.
    It seems by number of students and professors, US American universities aren't actually that much bigger than the bigger German ones.
    For example, UCLA has only about 1.5 times the number of students as my own alma mater, the university of Stuttgart has, even though the LA metropolitan area is like 15 times as big as that of Stuttgart. The number of professors is almost the same, but the number of administrative staff at UCLA is like 10 times as large as that of the German university, with something crazy like 0.7 university employees for every student.
    That is just mind boggling.
    I know, you listed a lot of things US universities do that German ones don't, but almost 1 employee for every 1 student, that is nuts. They basically could hire a personal butler for every 2 or 3 students at that rate, not to mention maids who clean the dormitories every day, like in a hotel.

    I might be overlooking something, but just looking at the numbers, it seems the US For Profit university system has bloated extremely and has created something like Communist country levels of redundancy, with maybe 10 people doing one job, seemingly.

    It is crazy how lean the state run German universities are in comparison.

  49. If you enjoy music, and you have not already done so, visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also, if you enjoy ancient mysteries, go see the Serpent Mound. Both are in Ohio. Enjoy your stay here in the US. See as much as time and money will allow, there is a ton of history here.

  50. German guy went on YouTube today found German girl in America YouTube channel happy maybe I get blessed and find German caregiver to go with my house. ( peace )😇

  51. Yes, love 💘 at first sight who couldn't fall in 💘with that cute German face let alone the personality Felica has. ( peace )😊.

  52. It's not that American colleges want to make sure they give you something fair for all the money you give them, so much as that they want to make sure you keep giving them all that lovely money.

  53. The football and basketball team pays for themselves with sponsorship and tickets. You forgot to mention the dormitories in Germany are ran by the students association in the area. In Germany there are fraternities but they have a lot less house parties. You said there is less academic support in Germany, which is true. But I think it is more true in your case because at LMU all the professors are trying to fail you. At TUM if you approach the professors outlined of or after class they aren't always happy to help. I think the biggest difference academically for bachelor's education is Germany is more of a specialist education whereas the US is comparatively more generalist. In Germany if you study biology you study almost exclusively biology. The advantage of the US is the departments are bigger so they are able to offer more classes and there are more professors that are enthusiastic about teaching since you are paying tuition. In Germany they still have high quality classes just the delivery is often drier.

  54. When you say hello what are you saying after that? I've only started watching your video and I'm not sure what your greeting is

  55. It was probably your major, but there were definitely courses designed to filter out the students who could not make it where I went to school. Also, Nobody would call professors by their first name. It was always Dr. <last name>.

  56. This shows why Americans Need to travel & learn how Great they have it
    Those who can't travel used to travel in their mind by being taught about America & the world.
    Before so many teachers & professors became activist in favor of Indoctrination

  57. My 19 year old daughter studied abroad in Europe. Alcohol was not allowed or sold anywhere on her US Campus. In Europe they had a bar ON campus. It was run by the university. They called it the college bar. Students met for pints between classes. I thought that was pretty cool.

    As for self-reliance, Americans used to be. Nowadays, not so much.

  58. However, in the U.S., all those huge expensive facilities were mostly built with donations, and they were built long before tuition rates shot through the roof. Modern tuition rates in the U.S. are now just profiteering on false promises.

  59. I got to a private university, and it has opened my eyes to how much the industry needs some disruption. The colleges are carrying on a lot of things that were added onto the American college experience that no longer serve us in a world where more people are going to college. If the student is going to benefit from the accrediting of saying "I have a college degree" (as compared to pure proficiencies attainable only through higher ed); then the school needs to focus on quality not quantity. I don't think you intended to, but you pointed out a lot of these areas for improvement.

  60. So basically, in Germany you go to college to get an education and in the US it's a four-year resort that you have to pay for the rest of your life…

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