Study Abroad California
Choosing to study abroad in the United States can mean making a lot of decisions. Where will you study? Where will you live? Many students from around the world journey overseas to earn their college degrees from colleges and universities all over the United States. Choosing to study in California might be the right choice for you. In many schools in California, international students can obtain a health insurance waiver if they opt-out of the university’s plan for a more affordable student health insurance option. StudentSecure Insurance be an affordable option for those looking for comprehensive student health insurance at an affordable price.
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley is the University of California’s main campus. UC Berkeley is known for its gorgeous campus, spreading over 1,232 acres of land. With over 36,000 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate programs, over 4,500 of them those students are international. Located at Berkeley inside San Francisco Bay, UC Berkeley offers an urban school setting for those wanting to study abroad in California. UC Berkeley is comprised of 14 schools and colleges, including programs in the following:
Stanford University is one of the United States’ most prestigious schools. Stanford is ranked third in the 2012 CWUR World University Rankings. With a beautiful campus, spanning over 8,180 acres, set within a suburban environment and a long list of highly regarded staff, you can be sure that you will get one of the best educations America has to offer if you choose to attend Stanford while you study abroad in California. Enrollment at Stanford is steady at around 15,000 students a year with around 21% of the incoming student body being international students. Stanford has several departments under 7 schools and colleges:
- Earth Sciences
- Humanities & Sciences
- Law School
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles is the second oldest campus within the University of California network. Located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, UCLA gives students a great experience of United States’ urban living as they study abroad in California. UCLA has an enrollment of almost 40,000 students and is one of the top destination schools for international students with over 6,000 international students admitted yearly. UCLA holds hundreds of majors with 5 schools and colleges:
- Letters and Science
- Arts and Architecture
- Engineering and Applied Science
- Theater, Film and Television
California Institute of Technology
Commonly referred to as “Caltech,” the California Institute of Technology is one of the United States’ most renowned schools for their science and engineering programs. Caltech has produced many well known scientists throughout the years. With a small enrollment of just above 2,200 students, Caltech is California’s most sought after private research institution for higher learning. The small campus size allows students to get a more hands-on education with their professors while experiencing a relatively quiet suburban lifestyle. Caltech is made up of 6 academic divisions containing more than 30 disciplines in science and engineering:
- Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
- Engineering & Applied Science
- Geological & Planetary Sciences
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Physics, Math & Astronomy
- Humanities & Social Sciences
As you go over your choices, considering where you study, what you study, and what life will be like is important. If you’ve already decided to study in the US, then you might want to consider moving to California to earn your degree. California is home to many schools and colleges that are waiting for international students like you to join them.
California Adventures and Activities for International Students
California is a large state, with a large amount of things to offer to those coming to study abroad. Life in California is about experiencing a wide variety of excitement as well as relaxation. The west coast is California’s biggest asset, with its most popular cities scattered along the shorelines. While you study abroad in California you will see a side of American living that is unmatched by the any other state.
California might be the best location in the western part of the U.S. for its convenient location next to the west coast and other neighboring states. While you study abroad in California, you can get a real sense of adventure while you visit everything the western part of the U.S. has to offer. Here are just some of the things you should check out while you are studying in California:
- Los Angeles: Home of most of the country’s film and TV production studios, Los Angeles has always been the hotspot for those interested in America’s celebrity scene.
- Disneyland: One of America’s most cherished theme parks. Home to the many different Disney characters that everyone, worldwide, has grown to love. Disneyland has long been a landmark for family fun.
- Redwood National Park: Home to some of the tallest trees in the world, this state park has a lot of great things to explore and an adventure waiting for you every time you visit!
- Grand Canyon: a vast canyon extending over 277 miles long and maintaining a depth of over one mile. This is one of the United States’ biggest and best physical landmarks.
International Student Health Insurance Options
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