My tuition fees are well spent in Britain
I chose Nottingham because of its excellent academic reputation and its central location, with good connecting services to the continent as well as around the UK.
Studying in the UK is so different in many ways to studying in the US: the grading system, the types of examinations and course work required. I found the transition quite difficult, but find I learn better, more quickly, and feel like my tuition fees are well spent in Britain.
The small hours of lectures per week makes it seem like there is so much more leisure time available, but I think having the time to study on your own areas and at your own pace is useful. I feel like I am treated more as a grown-up who can make my own decisions.