The number of international students that choose the US for studying is more than 1,000,000 and this number covers 5% of the whole for the students that go for higher education.
With this kind of numbers, it is pretty obvious that the US being the major choice of students of almost every country (not to mention the perks of a large number of tourist places), has boomed the tourism.
QS best student cities' ranking has put the US on the 13th position for the students to study.
The best tourist places in the US (the ones that we see in movies and on travel shows) and some of the best places to live in the US (which do not need a mention) are named below-
- Florida, Miami (Kennedy Space Centre and Universal Studios)
- New York, New York City (Times Square and Central Park)
- Illinois, Chicago (Navy Pier)
- Tennessee, Memphis (The Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
- California, LA (The Golden Gate Bridge)
- Michigan, Detroit (Detroit Institute of Arts)
USA has a lot to offer than these tourist places if you only know the things you want to do when being there. Some of the best places to live in the US for students considering the tourism are:
- San Diego
With its Californian weather, beaches and surfing, it provides one all the ways to get a tan and show it off. Apart from that the 1,200-acre Balboa Park, which includes the world-famous San Diego Zoo, is what you need to see if you want to cross off the best of places to visit from your 'to be' checklist. What more can you ask if you are a student and you get into the University of California in addition to these world-famous tourist places?
It is based in the north-east state of Pennsylvania and has 23% student proportion of the total students that go to US for education. Carnegie Melon University and being the most affordable places in America are reasons enough to be there.
If you are into arts and music then Atlanta is just the choice for you. It is the place from 'Gone with the wind' and so it houses interesting historical sites and museums, and a majority of outdoor places to visit. It is the home to Georgia Institute of technology as well.
- Washington DC
University of Maryland is one of the many reasons why students go for DC. In addition to that, it is one of the most culturally rich places in America.
It houses the University of Pennsylvania for starters. It is the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. And in addition to being historical, it is one of the best places to visit for foodies. Sports and music are the craze in every heart here!
How can students study and enjoy the country attractions in the USA at the same time?
The above-mentioned places are just the curtain raisers. You will get to discover more places to visit once you start living there.
The best part about being a student is that you get to befriend people from different cultures and the locals. You will find out something new every day because everyone have their own bucket list.
Weekends, summer breaks and winter breaks are the best time to see the US and depending on your project (in every semester) and your part-time job you can always make visits to the closest 'that' place.
Time management is the key, but if you choose your college in cities that themselves are a reserve of hideaways (tourist places that lured you in) and make the larger part of your bucket list, it will become easy to explore the most of the places in America.