Beyond Blue Jeans and Cheeseburgers

Beyond Blue Jeans and Cheeseburgers

Blue jeans, cheeseburgers, and pop stars might be some of the first things that come to mind when you think of the U.S., but the United States is incredibly diverse in its people, interests, and landscape. Many Americans break down the U.S. into regions and are familiar with the culture associated with them: Northwest, West coast, Southwest, Midwest, the South, East coast, Northeast, etc. Wherever you choose to study, you will experience a regional culture, rich in history and pride. This is one of the most exciting aspects of studying in the states. You can travel sometimes only 45 minutes and find yourself in a place with a totally different landscape, people, and micro-culture! Take me for example. I have only attended colleges and universities in the state of Washington (not to be confused with Washington D.C), but the regions I have studied in have been incredibly different. First I studied in the Puget Sound region, which looks like this: photo by Ron Reiring And people like...teriyaki, pho, biking, hiking, music, coffee, and green living photo by Ernesto Andrade    photo by bopuc   photo by Gene Bisbee   photo by Gabriel Amadeus     photo by Joao Trindade       photo by Sarah C. Then I studied in Eastern Washington, which looks like this: photo by Bala And people like...football, water skiing, winter sports, camping, American food, and festivals photo by Avinash Kunnath  photo by md-2 photo by Erskine-Kellie  photo by Gene Bisbee    photo by Krista   photo by Robert Ashworth Wherever you decide to attend university or college, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience a new culture and I encourage you to explore other parts of the U.S. when you're here, because another adventure is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.