Reasons to study in USA - Creative, Innovative Nation
Interesting facts about USA
1. over 4,000 accredited colleges and universities in the US.
2. One of the Most Well-Educated Countries in the World.
3. Highly Competitive and Powerful Economy.
4. Diverse and Multicultural.
5. Values Openness and Equality.
Situated in the center of North America, the United States covers a total area of 9 million square kilometers and is the third largest country in the world after Canada and Russia. The continental US is made up of 48 states and the federal district of Washington, DC, which is the nation’s capital. Alaska – the largest US state – is located northwest of Canada, and the islands of Hawaii are found southwest of the US mainland in the Pacific Ocean.
The continental US stretches from east to west, bordering both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. To the north, it shares an 8,893-kilometer land border with Canada, and to the south, a 3,145-kilometre border with Mexico. In-between its borders, the US boasts a staggering range of landscapes, including forests, swamps, farmlands, beaches, and deserts. Its notable mountain ranges include the Rocky Mountains, Cascades and Coast Ranges, and Sierra Nevada Mountains in the west; and the Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains in the east.
The climate in the US varies by place and time of year. Mostly temperate (i.e., mild), it can range from tropical in Hawaii and Florida, to freezing cold in Alaska, and extremely dry and hot in the deserts of the Southwest.
Florida has the highest average annual temperature at 21°C, followed closely by Hawaii at 21.1°C, and Louisiana at 19.1°C. At the other end of the scale, Alaska – not surprisingly – has the lowest average annual temperature at -3°C, followed by North Dakota (4.7°C), and Maine (5°C). In the middle is Indiana with an average annual temperature of 10.9°C.
With such landscape, it is perhaps not surprising that taking a road trip – embarking on sightseeing adventures by car – is a timeless American tradition.
The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world. It ranks in the top three countries in the world on the measure of competitiveness, thanks to its financial sector, commitment to technological innovation, and successful companies according to the IMD 2016 World Competitiveness Rankings. The US also ranks 4th out of 189 countries when it comes to ease of doing business.
US is much more than its symbols and stereotypes. For international students, the US education system offers world-renowned educational opportunities of all shapes and sizes. Students can choose from a variety of excellent education institutions in cities and towns across the country. They can experience American college life in a nation that is known for its ethnic and geographic diversity, while discovering the sights, sounds, and tastes of the US. These are just some of the reasons why the US hosts more international students than any other country in the world.
Since its inception, the US has been an innovative nation driven by ideas, traditions, and talents that foster achievements in science, technology, the arts, and other fields. From Thomas Edison – who invented the long-lasting light bulb in the 19th century – to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs of today, Americans have been known for their inventions and creativity. A new study from researchers at the University of Toronto puts the US in the top three most creative countries in the world, where creativity is defined as the product of three measurable variables: technology, talent and tolerance.