I’m on study abroad this semester in the North of Scotland at St. Andrews University, and one thing that has been challenging so far has been the incredibly descriptive diction that the Brits use to describe ordinary objects. What we say in 2 words, they say in 10. So adjusting to this has been difficult thus far.
I am only taking 2 classes, but they have an enormous amount of reading and essays thus associated, so it’s not a walk in the park. However, instead of writing 10-15 pages in term papers, I only have to write 4, and have double the readings that I would in the USA. I’ll re-post when i get feedback on my essays and such, it will be interesting to see how the standards of this university differ from back home.