Location : North America bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and North Pacific Ocean between Canada & Mexico.
Area : 96,31,418 square kilometers
Population : 29,65,00,000 (est.) (3rd largest)
Main Cities : NY, DC, PA, CA, NC etc.
Industries : Dairy, Automobile, Education etc
Often called ‘the land of opportunities and hope’, ‘technological foundry’, and ‘the land of adventure’, United States of America needs no formal introduction. The climatic and geographic variations, the cultural diversity, the commitment and dedication to the development of new technologies, a flourishing and strong economy with a liberalized education system make USA an ideal country for international students.
The climate of USA varies as one moves from one zone to another due to the vast landscape. Generally the western and southern half of the USA has an overall warmer weather, as compared to the eastern and northern half. Eastern/Northern half is cold in winters accompanied by snowfall, and has pleasant summers. Whereas the Western/Southern part has hot summers and comparatively tolerable winters.
American culture is like a salad bowl in which the immigrants’ individual differences retain their flavour while still contributing to the whole. In short, the country has welcomed people from all over the world and assimilated different cultures while giving space and liberty to each culture to retain its identity. This cultural diversity is seen in the different faiths practiced and followed in USA, the different dialects and languages spoken across the continent and the different music traditions that have flourished there.
The United States is a federal union of 50 states, with the District of Columbia as the seat of the federal government. The Constitution outlines the structure of the national government and specifies its powers and activities, and defines the relationship between the national government and individual state governments. Power is shared between the national and state (local) governments. Within each state are counties, townships, cities and villages, each of which has its own elective government. Governmental power and functions in the United States rest in three branches of government: the legislative, judicial, and executive. In this system of a”separation of powers” each branch operates independently of the others, however, there are built in “checks and balances” to prevent a concentration of power in any one branch and to protect the rights and liberties of citizens. Liberty, equality and fraternity are the pillars of the government in USA.
United States of America has the most technologically advanced, diverse and the largest economy in the world. This powerful economic force, known for its entrepreneurial spirit, is one where private individuals and businesses (of all sizes) thrive by selling their goods and services internally, and across the globe. Even the huge U.S. government complex buys most of its needed goods and services predominantly in the U.S. private marketplace. This thriving economy makes USA one of the best places in the world.
The states with well-developed education system include Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Michigan and Florida. Most of the international students prefer to study in these states.