International Students at Maryland Colleges and Universitiesby Tamar Snyder
Nicknamed "America in Miniature," Maryland boasts a diverse range of beautiful scenery from pine groves to sandy dunes to marshlands. Nearly 13,500 foreign students choose to study at Maryland colleges and universities, many of them opting for careers in healthcare, the arts, business, and the social sciences. In addition to breathtaking hiking trails, Maryland features more than 100,000 acres of parkland an oasis for those who love nature and wildlife. Maryland is conveniently located close to Washington, D.C., for international students interested in learning more about the American political structures.
About Maryland Colleges and Universities
There are nearly 60 colleges and universities in Maryland. St. John's College, founded in 1696, is the third oldest college or university in America. For students who prefer an urban environment, John Hopkins University is a top-ranking school located in Baltimore, Maryland's largest city. Creative types might be interested in studying at Maryland Institute of Art, also located in Baltimore. The University of Maryland at Baltimore is located in the heart of the Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium. Other Maryland-based colleges that are popular among foreign students include Towson University, Prince George's Community College in Largo, Montgomery College in Rockville, and Howard Community College.
Life in Maryland
The Civil War comes to life in Maryland international students can follow a network of Civil War Trails and learn more about that important inflection point in American history. Students can also follow the very same routes that were used as part of the Underground Railroad. Francis Scott Key, the author of the Star Spangled Banner, lived in the city of Frederick, which is located west of Baltimore.
If you're a lover of all things nature, you'll find plenty of opportunities for golfing, fishing and fossil hunting in Southern Maryland.Maryland is also home to a plethora of arts and entertainment, perfect for filling up the downtime between classes.
Maryland International Student Resources
Maryland's Official Tourism Website: http://visitmaryland.org -- the state's official tourism site will prove an asset in assisting international students to experience Maryland's numerous attractions when school isn't in session.