The Best and Worst Thing About My University

A young American university student talks about the pros and cons of her school.

Self Study


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The best thing about my university is that I have met so many people from all over the world. And I feel like I have learned so much about different cultures, and the food, and just people, and their customs and traditions.

And I love that because literally everywhere I go I see someone from a different country, and I love it, and I just, and I just love that my school is so diverse. And I can really learn about people and where they come from.

And the thing that I hate most about my school is that it's so competitive.

Everything is a competition. No one is really there to like support one another, so if you don't really understand something, like material(s), or if you don't understand something in class, or you need help with homework, it's really hard to get someone to help you that's in your class, because they want to do better than you, and they want to get a better grade.

So, I don't really like that a lot. I'm all about like sharing, and being cooperative. So being in a school that's so competitive sometimes feel(s) really, really bad, and I don't like that, but I still like my school.