The first day of school may be just around the corner, but plenty of colleges and universities have already kicked off the new academic year with their annual New Student Freshers Week, featuring all kinds of activities to welcome incoming students to campus life.
Of course, the parties vary depending on the institution’s location and other factors, but there are several traditions that transcend geographical boundaries and unite new students around the world in celebration! Let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends in new student nightlife today.
The United States
From coast to coast, the United States has a lot of student parties. From the Ivy League schools in the Northeast to the University of Texas in Austin and all points in between, students across America are celebrating the end of another school year and welcoming a new group of peers. Most often, students celebrate with house parties that get going on Sunday or Monday nights and run through Wednesday morning. Look for themed dress codes (such as Harry Potter at Harvard) or restrictive guest lists.
For many students, summer break is an opportunity to spend time with friends before starting their new semester. But what do these students do when they want to meet people but not be overwhelmed by big crowds? Well, one option is to look for local festivals and fairs around town where you can mingle without being bombarded by high-decibel music. Festivals such as MusicfestNW in Portland and FunFunFun Fest in Austin have grown over recent years and now attract thousands of college students each year. Also, if you’re looking for something a little more intimate than house parties or outdoor concerts, head over to check out some of your city’s smaller live music venues; small bars with loud music offer a perfect place to mingle with your peers! Some other ideas include taking advantage of special activities offered only during certain times; examples include free public events like art walks or sporting events like baseball games.
Parties in European countries reflect a local focus and specific traditions, but there are some similarities in party themes, ranging from beach-themed parties to all-night ragers. Each new university year brings something special to Europe’s host of student parties. Some of these are world-famous and unforgettable!
One European country known for its nightlife is Berlin. Famous for its festivals, events and student parties that go on throughout most of September, it seems like every weekend is filled with big names like David Guetta or Bastille coming to town.
Many international students make their way here to start their studies, and they do so with a bang! The first thing to do when looking for a party in Berlin is to decide where you want to go. The city has a fantastic array of clubs, bars, and pubs, which means it will be easy to find somewhere suitable no matter what your taste or preference. There are, however, two main areas where you will find many students partying: Mitte (the centre) and Kreuzberg (east). These two areas offer everything from large clubs playing commercial house music right through to smaller venues playing underground techno.
Japan has some fantastic nightlife alternatives, and the major cities all have a diverse range of possibilities, from contemporary nightclubs to private karaoke, so there’s something for everyone. For the best nightlife, go to Tokyo or Osaka, which have some of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in the world. Because of the busy streets filled with neon and brilliant signboards after midnight, Tokyo is sometimes referred to as the city that never sleeps.
The metropolitan city is known for being one of the world’s largest political and business capitals, as well as providing some of the best entertainment and thrills for students. Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, and Ginza are the best nightlife districts in Tokyo. Hundreds of wild nightclubs, charming izakaya (a place to eat and drink), and offbeat bars may be found here.
On the other side, Osaka, located in the Kansai area, is recognised as Japan’s gastronomic capital, with a nightlife culture that rivals that of Tokyo. The inhabitants of Osaka are noted for being friendly, outgoing, and having a good time. In Osaka, the primary venues to party are located around the Dotonbori neighbourhood, a vibrant bar and restaurant district along the river.
In summary, there are a lot of similarities between different countries and their student’s parties. It is common in most places to go to bars and events to gather and socialise, drink and get familiar with one another but there can be some differences as well. For instance, it is common in Japan for students to involve karaoke in their social activities, even ordering drinks to be brought to their booth. So, while partying and nightlife have a lot of similarities country to country, it can also have a lot of differences.