It’s a fact of life that people all over the world see American movies all the time. And, as you know, we tend to put out a lot of movies about what high school kids go through here in the United States.
So I guess it shouldn’t surprise us that folks from other countries definitely have some questions about what it’s really like to go to school here…and whether some of the things portrayed in movies and TV shows really happen.
Here is a collection of funny tweets from non-Americans with questions about what the heck is going on over here in our high schools.
Let’s take a look.
1. You better believe it!
You have a lot to learn, buddy.
do american schools actually have cheerleaders? And are those cheerleaders stuck up? I NEED TO KNOW
— justin (@bieberexhale) June 11, 2013
2. I can see how this would be weird.
Let me see your hall pass.
why do american schools have hall passes? is walking in the halls really that serious??? so confused
— im dying for it ⦿ (@chromaticaution) October 27, 2018
3. It is madness.
And I’ve always said that.
Ok but why do American schools start in August anyway. It's still summer, this is madness
— Hilary Agro ? (@hilaryagro) August 7, 2020
4. You don’t have lockers where you’re from?
Now I’m confused.
wait do american schools actually have these weird-ass lockers where you put your stuff in??? like it's not just in the movies?? pic.twitter.com/jZ1QmKrdMe
— fennec (derogatory) (@ShadyFennec) August 3, 2020
5. The wheels on the bus go round and round.
I have many memories of the bus…not many of them were good.
Do schools in america actually send buses to pick students up of a morning?!
— a ✌? (@TROUBLET0NES) September 22, 2012
6. Don’t ask dumb questions!
Actually, I have no idea. Good question…
I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers
— Baby (@scultator) May 5, 2016
7. I’ve never seen a fishing club.
But I’m sure they exist.
why do american schools have clubs for like everything though?? imagine your school having a fishing club aye no thanks x
— kirsty (@kirstyclyne) January 31, 2016
8. The kids gotta eat!
What kind of a question is that!
wait, do american schools actually have cafeterias or is it a thing made up in hollywood?
— jay? (@Iivingxproof) August 5, 2019
9. Used to be, at least.
That was always a bad day to be in school.
hello american moots is it true ur school tests are like this pic.twitter.com/FSSbfmfPRj
— poppy☆♪ (@bettesbich) November 3, 2020
10. The American Way.
We love a good snow day!
why tf do american schools get cancelled when theres snow. every january in sweden there is a meter of snow and NOT ONCE have our school cancelled the day. DO IT THE AMERICAN WAY SCHOOL
— jay. (@argentdols) January 28, 2019
11. No, we’re not healthy!
That’s wayyyyy too early.
AMERICANS START SCHOOL AT 7AM???? HOW THE FUCK DO YOU LEARN??? ARE YOU HEALTHY???
— sophie ? (@morosexuaI) December 21, 2018
Now we want to hear from more non-Americans out there.
In the comments, tell us about more things that confuse you about American schools.
Please and thank you!