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United States is one of the most popular destination for English language studies. It attracts many students looking to experience the American way of life.

United States is one of the most popular destination for English language studies. It attracts many students looking to experience the American way of life. 

Studying in the United States is a lifetime experience; in between the Atlantic and the Pacific ocean, the United States offers a wide range of study destinations, counting 50 states. Babel Studies offers many of them, so there is something different for everybody.

  • Calling code: +1
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)
  • Electricity: 120V / 60Hz (you can buy an adaptor at the airport)
  • Smoking regulations: restrictions vary widely from state to state: in super-vigilant Washington State, smoking is banned in all public places including bars and nightclubs, as well as in all areas within 25 feet of a window or doorway; meanwhile Indiana has no statewide ban at all.
  • Driving: right-hand side of the road
  • Drinking age: 21
  • Emergency number: 911
  • High standards of education: studying in the United States will put your career on the fast track by perfecting your English and giving you the opportunity to work with top professionals in your field.
  • Modern country: as any international student, the U.S.A. has a lot to offer: prestigious, top ranked education providers, eclectic cities and beautiful natural parks, artistic, cultural, political and athletic events, and a very multicultural population.
  • Diverse land: Wherever you choose to study, you will encounter a regional culture rich in history, local traditions and customs. The U.S. is a multi-racial society that is still absorbing new immigrants, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting place to experience.
  • Many cultural and sportive activities on offer: international students like to socialize by participating in activities such as hiking, skiing, museum visits, excursions to new cities, and U.S. tourist attractions. Imagine visiting New York and taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty! This interaction with other students will enhance your language skills.

Living conditions and cost of living in the U.S. vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, but in an overall sense, they are similar to what they are in other affluent nations. 

What the visitor will notice is that there is a huge range of quality and prices, so you can choose according to your needs and budget. 

ATMs are hard to miss, well networked and offer an even cheaper option if your card is setup to use them. Otherwise travellers cheques are almost as good as cash; you'll save yourself hassle and expense if they are in US dollars.

Sample Price Guide:

  • Accommodation per month: 571 $
  • Average food prices per month: 295.50 $
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar: 6.50 $
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 10.00 $
  • Small bottle of water: 1.28 $
  • Small bottle of beer: 3.50 $
  • Cappuccino (Regular): 3.66 $
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 1.60 $
  • Liter of milk: 1.00 $
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): 2.42 $ 
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.00 $
  • Movie ticket: 10.00 $

Source: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=United+States

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