Studying in the United States
The east coast of the United States is best known for the large cities of New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC (the seat of government of the United States). All the threads come together in the metropolises. This is where the control centers for art and culture, economy and finance, politics and media are located. Never sleep cities with a multitude of multicultural restaurants, a sea of museums and sights as well as thousands of shops for an extensive shopping expedition await you. The states on the east coast include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
However, the east coast of the USA has a lot more to offer: roaring rivers and impressive mountains, extensive wilderness and idyllic mountain villages, miles of sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Scenic highlights such as Niagara Falls, Shenandoah National Park, the panoramic road Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are just a few highlights of the region. History and culture as well as urban adventure and nature are united here.
The states of Washington (WA) – “Evergreen State” and Oregon (OR) – “Beaver State” – which lie on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, form the beautiful region of the Pacific Northwest.
The Cascades, a volcanic mountain range that runs through Oregon from north to south, offer attractive conditions for recreational activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and skiing. You will find a unique mountain landscape with glacier-covered peaks, deep gorges, waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes. The gigantic Mount Hood impresses with its size and the dark blue radiant Crater Lake in the Crater Lake National Park with its depth.
On the nearly 645 km long Pacific coast of the state of Oregon you will find idyllic coastal towns, historic lighthouses and fine sandy beaches. History buffs will be won over by the east of the Pacific Northwest. Traces of the first settlers to cross the Rocky Mountains on the Oregon Trail can still be found here today.
The “Evergreen State” is what Washington is called because of its lush forests. The dense, subtropical rainforest in the Olympic National Park is only part of this forest area. But miles of beaches along the Pacific Ocean, snow-capped mountains, dry deserts, rocky river valleys and even volcanoes (such as Mount Rainier) that you can climb on also attract visitors to this region. Seattle, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the Pacific coast with the offshore islands of the San Juan chain of islands, where killer whales can be seen from May to October, are further highlights.
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New England – the historic cradle of the USA – forms the part of the USA with the greatest European influence and inspires with a wonderful, varied landscape. The New England states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are also founding members of the United States. In a few hours you can drive a rental car from the green hilly landscape in the west to the pristine beaches in the east. Here you can spend a wonderful bathing holiday, try crab or fish fishing and take part in a whale and seal watching tour off the coast.
In Maine and Massachusetts you will find rugged coastlines, long sandy beaches, lonely lighthouses, picturesque coastal villages and idyllic towns with numerous Victorian houses, picturesque shops and originally decorated restaurants. In Vermont and New Hampshire, the impressive mountain ranges of the Green and White Mountains dominate the landscape. Connecticut and Rhode Island (the smallest of all US states) are known and famous for water sports, especially sailing.
The trademark of all New England countries is the Indian Summer. In autumn, the leaves of the countless maple trees turn from the strong green to bright yellow, orange and red tones. Rustic cottages in the middle of these colorful forests, then invite you to linger.
Notable sights in the region include: B. Boston, Cape Cod, Acadia National Park, the White Mountains and the Green Mountains. The New England states offer countless opportunities for outdoor activities in every season. You will love New England.
Three huge rivers shape large parts of the landscape of the Midwest: The Mississippi – the Old Man River – is the largest river in North America; The old paddle steamer still remind us of times long past. The Missouri – the Big Muddy River – which extends transversely through the same state of Missouri winds to eventually north of St. Louis, the Mississippi River to flow. And the Rio Grande, the lifeline of otherwise dry Southwest Texas.
A special attraction in the Midwest is the former Indian country in Kansas & Oklahoma, because many tribes have found a new home here and the authentic native culture is widespread: In Oklahoma, the Red Earth Pow Wow and the American Indian Exposition are two very well-known Indian gatherings. If you want to get a little closer to modern American history, you should definitely spend a few kilometers on the legendary Route 66 – the “mother of all roads”. It runs across the USA and leads travelers through the big cities of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Texas also offers you endless sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, so you can also enjoy the beach and the sea in the Midwest. Other highlights of the Midwest region include the cities of Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth and Dodge City, but of course the Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Thousands of islands, wide sandy beaches and up to 140 m high dunes, huge forests that shine yellow and red in autumn and form an impressive contrast with the azure sky, pulsating cities with a skyscraper skyline and sleepy towns with the charm of yesterday – that everything and much more awaits you on your trip to the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes States include Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Minnesota (MN), Michigan (MI), Ohio (OH) and Wisconsin (WI).
Numerous water activities are offered on the Great Lakes, including Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior and Lake Erie. You can let the wind blow around your nose while sailing or go on a leisurely paddle tour, try parasailing or enjoy the day in the cool water, reserve a relaxing fishing trip, really accelerate while rafting or just watch others doing sports and doing one of the participate in many sporting events for hockey, football, baseball or basketball.
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