I'm Even, a Chinese student.
Actually, I try to be an exchange student next semester.
But, I know little abt. the life style of USA.
All the things I know are from movies or hear from others.
Can anyone do me a fever?
What do college students usually do?
Club? Go Bowling? Movies? ...
<p>Well, there's usually homework to do. Depending on how rigorous your course load is, that takes anywhere from not much of your time to about all of it. For entertainment, the usual things (at least where I'm at) are to just hang out with friends, watch dvds, or play video games.</p>
<p>I see. I've heard that study in the USA can be hard for the teaching style is different from ours. In fact, I want to know more abt. different culture not only in studies but all aspects. Thank you very much. BTW, this is the first time that I use english forum.</p>
<p>Bowling is for the lower classes! Try yachting, windsurfing, jogging, polo, whatever. Just not bowling.</p>
<p>I go to school, stare at walls, study, cry, go to sleep, and repeat.</p>
<p>After school, I work as a (struggling) stripper; my stage name is Delectable Vegetables.</p>
<p>I don't make much. :(</p>
<p>Come on, guys, assuming this isn't a troll, we should be serious with him. It's hard enough to learn about different cultures without people being sarcastic about it. It's a poor reflection on American students if he's genuinely asking for help and all we do is laugh at him.</p>
<p>Let's start over: Even, welcome to College Confidential.</p>
<p>To answer your question, college students do a variety of things when they're not in class. Obviously, people have to do homework and study. As Lonesin said, how much time you spend studying can depend on your major and also on how dedicated of a student you are.</p>
<p>For fun, common things are watching movies (either in a theater or on a TV), watching TV, or playing video games with a group of friends. Many people do go clubbing or go to parties to drink and dance, but many people don't. What you do is up to you. Some people exercise by jogging, biking, swimming, going to the gym, or some other way. Some students have part-time jobs to earn money. Depending on what's available in the area of the college, people can go out to watch musical performances, etc. Most colleges have clubs ranging from drama and musical performance groups to sign language clubs to volunteer groups, and many students spend a portion of their time outside of class participating in those clubs. And the list goes on.</p>
<p>Overall, American students do a ton of different things. It all depends on what you want to do, what's available at your college, and who your friends are. </p>
<p>I hope this helped! Good luck!</p>
<p>There are a lot of club activities and sports to be involved with. And at night/weekends, there're parties.</p>
<p>On a typical day after classes I will go to the gym and lift or play basketball with friends, maybe watch some television or read, and then have dinner. After dinner is when I usually get down to business with school and crank out the reading. In my opinion, this is pretty typical of students here and most people study at night.</p>
<p>One way that college students in the U.S. differ from college students in other countries is that in the U.S., college students are likely to be involved in organizations on campus.</p>
<p>This could include being in campus musical groups, dance groups, sports, student government, student media, clubs for students in certain majors or with certain career aspirations. It also could include doing volunteer work in the community or being involved in social organizations.</p>
<p>The meetings typically are held on campus during the evenings. Usually, even students who are working jobs have time to study and to be involved in one or two clubs or other activities. Doing so tends to be the best way of making friends because you get to know students who share your interests.</p>
<p>Thank you guys so much~
I do know that study is important for all of us.
I'll try to get used to the style in the USA.
As I said, I've never been there; that's why I am so curious.
For example, there are many night markets in my country, which is different from the USA.
All in all, I really appreciate all of you.
I just can't wait for the day to study abroad.</p>
<p>Some wonderful ways to enjoy U.S. college life and to make many friends are to get involved in any of the following activities:</p>
<p>Campus Theater (There are tons of back stage positions for those who don't like to act. You can help with lighting, sound, props, and other things. Theater people are very friendly and welcoming, and gladly will train newcomers.</p>
<p>Dancing: If you can, take a ballroom dance course or workshop or join a ballroom dance club. Particularly for guys -- who are in very short supply -- it's a marvelous way of making friends. You don't need to be a great dancer, just enthusiastic and nice to your partners. My younger S got involved in ballroom dancing -- particularly swing dancing-- as a freshman, and made many friends that way. He's a great dancer, but said he always would prefer to dance with a nice, friendly girl who's just an OK dancer than to dance with someone who's technically good, but has an unpleasant personality.</p>
<p>Campus choirs or orchestras also can be wonderful ways of meeting people if you sing (You don't need to be a perfect singer) or play an instrument.</p>
<p>Volunteering: Usually campuses have things like dance marathons and days in which students volunteer with the homeless (sadly, there are lots of homeless people in the U.S.) The students who do these things tend to be very nice, and it's a wonderful way to meet people and to help others.</p>
<p>Religious/spiritual organizations: If you practice any religion, there probably is a campus group for people of your faith. That's another great way to meet like-minded people.</p>
<p>There also are activities and clubs for international students and for U.S. students interested in international issues and doing things with international students.</p>
<p>Usually colleges have all sorts of intramural sports ranging from ultimate frisbee to soccer to martial arts and basketball. No matter how good or bad you are at a sport, there's a good chance you can find a club or other way to be involved in the sport. Sometimes the campus fitness center creates sports leagues.</p>
<p>Extracurriculars are considered an important part of the U.S. college experience, so don't hesitate to get involved in one or two activities that interest you. As long as you balance your time, you'll still have plenty of time to study.</p>
<p>Homework, parties, job, internship, go out, sit at home with a bottle of wine watching netflix, LSATs, GREs, MCATs, etc. Pretty much whatever the hell you feel like doing.</p>
<p>party in the USA</p>