Australian university student reveals she was shocked at how great EASY School is in the US – and she’s not the only one
- An Australian TikTok user posted a video alluding to her college experience
- The woman said college in the US is like doing ‘year 8 in Australia’
- There were plenty of Aussies in the comments who agreed it was easier
- But not everyone agreed that the Australian school system was so impressive
An Australian university student has mocked the “ease” of the US university system compared to her hometown after visiting the country on exchange.
A TikTok user who goes by the name ‘hrikensjsehduje’ on the social media app shared a video on Saturday with the simple caption, ‘Australians go on college exchange and it’s the same difficulty as Year 8’.
In the video, the woman is wearing a sweatshirt and has gaming headphones on. She looks to the side of the camera and flicks her eyes from left to right.
Although there was very little context about when she participated in her exchange, many commenters agreed with the sentiment of her video.
A TikTok user who goes by “hrikensjsehduje” on the app shared a video on Saturday with the simple caption, “Australians go on college exchange and it’s the same difficulty level as 8th grade.”
“No, I literally got 98% in all my classes in the US and had an average of 70 in Australia,” one woman replied.
“It’s so true and the fact that they have ‘extra credit’… If you fail in Australia there is no extra credit,” said another.
Extra credit is usually for allowing a student to make up for poor performance on a test or assessment by completing another project, which will ultimately improve their score.
A third added: ‘I remember a university professor telling American students not to get upset if they weren’t over 85 because it’s very different in Australia.’
“In my third-grade business class, I had to make a fact sheet about a country and present the facts to the class with pictures, population and language spoken,” the original poster said, for point out how “simple” she found it.
“In a freshman class in college, I learned what a metaphor was,” she added.
Although there is no direct comparison between the two countries, many commentators have scoffed at the idea that Australia’s education system is something to be proud of.
“It’s not like Australian schooling is that impressive. We are way below many countries,” one woman explained.