Books about non-US universities
January 28, 2009 6:24 AM Subscribe
Have you read good books (fiction or non-fiction) which accurately depict/explain life at universities in countries other than the US?
posted by hydropsyche to Education (18 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I will be finishing grad school soon. In my life I have attended a small liberal arts college, two large state universities, and now a pseudo-ivy league private university. I'm realizing that although I know a lot about the different university experiences in the US, I know next to nothing about how undergraduate and graduate education works elsewhere.
Also, I love fiction and non-fiction set in US universities, things like The Secret History
, The Big U
, and The Idea Factory
I figure there must be books like these that are fun to read and will help me learn more about higher education in other countries. About the closest I have come is Gaudy Night
. Googling something like this is useless, so I'm looking for suggestions.