City or town?
In the US, you will notice that there are many different types of areas to live and study in. There are over 50 large cities, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to study in a city if you want to study in America!
Going to school in a city can be a great experience because not only are you getting the experience of studying at an American institution, but you’re also experiencing life in an American city. Living in a city, you’ll see something new everyday, and be surrounded by the excitement and hustle and bustle of the city culture. Of course, like in any country, living expenses are higher in a city. Finding an apartment to rent might be a little bit more of a challenge because city college students are usually expected to be more independent. Your college campus might be spread out throughout the city, so you’ll get the fun of exploring the city as you walk to class! Here is a fun and informative quiz to help you find which American city is best for you!!
We often use the term “college town” to mean a small town that is built around a college. A college town can be an extremely fun place to go to school! In a college town, you can usually walk everywhere, and you will be surrounded by your fellow students wherever you go, There will be a ton of restaurants, bars, cute little shops, and theaters and most of them are built to cater to the college students. In a college town you will have no problem finding houses or apartments to rent with other students, and will usually get more for your money because there is a lot more space than in a city. In general, your money will probably go further if you study in a town because the cost of living is much lower than in a city. Here is a list of some of the most popular college towns in America.
Lastly, this is a list of the best colleges according to their location. These are all just general resources to get you started!
I think it’s safe to say that no matter where you choose to study in the US, you will find something amazing. However, the choice can be very overwhelming, so stay tuned for more Ginseng English blog posts to help guide you in your study abroad process!