United States

The third largest country in the world, the United States of America is located in North America between Mexico, to its south, and Canada, to its north.

The US is divided into fifty states, and one federal district. Washington D.C., is the capital city. The states of Alaska and Hawaii, are the only two states not sharing a contiguous boundary with the country. Alaska is situated to the northwest corner of North America, sharing its border with the with Canada, and Hawaii Island is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The US also has many territories in the Pacific Ocean and the
Caribbean Sea. One of the most developed countries of the world, the US covers a total area of 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 sq. km), including states and the federal district, and not any overseas territories. The US has a longer coastline than it has a land boundary. The total coastlines measure over 1,200 miles long whereas its land boundary is less than 1,000 miles (12,034 km) long. The geographic coordinates of USA are 38 00N and 97 00W. The climate in USA is predominantly temperate barring Alaska, which has Arctic climate, and Hawaii’s tropical. The topography of the country ranges from Plains, hills, and mountains, to plateaus and desert regions.

The United States is a very large country, and climates and weather can vary greatly by season and location.

Summer: June - August

Fall: September - November

Winter: December - February

Spring: March - May

During Summer, northern states enjoy warm — even hot — days and cooler mornings and nights, while southern states and tropical areas experience very hot temperatures.

In the Fall, temperatures begin to cool down around the country. This is a welcome season in northern regions, where leaves change to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange.

Winter is fairly mild in the southern states, while the northern, northeastern, midwestern, western mountains and Great Plains regions often encounter snow and colder temperatures.

During the Spring, temperatures begin to warm up and thunderstorms and rainstorms are common across the country into the summer months.

US Transportation 

America is a large place, and getting around the country may seem like a challenge,
especially for international students. Whether living on or off campus, in a city or suburb,
he/she is going to need to be able to get around easily and efficiently. Depending on where
student attend school, these are the variety of options that student can consider:

1. Bicycles

2. Buses

3. Taxies

4. Trains and Subways