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THE USA: Destination Guides

Where to see the “real” New York (by a New Yorker) [VIDEO]

Where do you go in New York to see the "real" New York which the locals know? An actual New York local shares some inside tips for things to do at the end of our Google Hangout session.

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If you google ‘things to do in New York’ or buy a tourist guide, you’ll be inundated with the same things to go and see: Empire State Building, Times Square, Madison Square Garden etc.....These are all incredible, world-famous sites with a lot of history; but where do you go if you want to see the New York which only those who live there, know about?

Aidan from Sara’s Homestay, a New York resident himself, tells us about the secret haunts and sights which you might miss if you only trust the tourist guides and websites which everyone looks at. After all, you want to see something special, don't you? Watch the video below where Aidan shares his local knowledge. If it helps you, LIKE it; or if you know someone who you find it useful, share it with them.


Watch more clips from our Hangout with Sara’s Homestay:

‘What public transport is available in America?’

‘How can international students integrate into American life?’

‘What is a residence hall?’

‘How much does it cost to live in America?’

‘How can I live on a budget in America?’

Meet an American homestay host [Interview]

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Common cultural misconceptions about the USA

A global business and cultural powerhouse, America is a key international hub for visitors, professionals and students alike. The USA has not only been hugely influential of global pop culture, but continues to significantly impact international trends of economic growth and technological innovation. Unfortunately, the nation is also subject a number of damaging stereotypes. We’ve laid out some of the key, and perhaps most distasteful misconceptions about US


'Where should I study, in America?' [VIDEO]

How do you pick where to study in a country as large and diverse as America? Making this decision while living in a whole other country can be quite difficult. Where do you start? What should you look out for? How can you learn about different areas of the country so you know what to expect? Do you really know what a city is like, based on what you've seen on TV or read in books/online? In the video below, Taro, a former international student in the


‘Why should I study in America’s Mid-West?’ [VIDEO]

Amidst the nation’s big business and what is called the ‘real’ America, studying abroad in the Mid-West gives students a chance to get to know a US they don’t see on television. We spoke to Richard, an admissions officer at Northern State University , about what students can gain by studying abroad in America’s Mid-West. Watch the video below and if you found it useful, don’t forget to LIKE it and have a look at our list of useful links beneath it.