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California is home to the most international students of any U.S. state – and for good reason!
With major centres for technology, business and engineering, as well as more than 60 higher education institutions, and a breathtaking landscape: California has it all.
Beauty and Brains
The state has undoubtedly helped to shape the world we live in today. Hollywood’s film and entertainment exports alone have done much to advertise California to the world. And the cultural reach of so much of its output extends far beyond America’s borders.
But it’s not just the beautiful beaches and mountains to explore that makes California a great study destination for students. It’s home to technology’s leading companies, many of whom started out studying there, including Google, Snapchat and Paypal.
It’s an especially popular destination with students from India, China, Japan, Korea, and Canada, many of whom come to take advantage of the high quality teaching and countless opportunities for business and innovation.
Hailed as some of the country’s top universities, Stanford, Caltech and University of Southern California have played a central role in making Silicon Valley the seedbed for that innovation that it is so known for today.
If you’re thinking of studying in one of the many top institutions in California, then you’ll need IELTS.
IELTS is the most popular English test for people who want to live, study or work in another country. It’s accepted by more than 3,300 institutions in the U.S, including all Ivy League colleges, so you have a huge choice of where to go.
And to hear more from IELTS students who are already living their dream by studying in the U.S., be sure to check out our monthly View From Campus blog posts.
Get to the Golden State with IELTS!