Study in California | The full student guide

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Dreaming of study in California? Famous for its warm weather, coastal beaches, and famous cities, California occupies a unique place in American culture. The state may be better known for Hollywood and Silicon Valley, but several colleges in California rank among the best in the country. Elite institutions like Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles, attract students from across the world.

And with the world-famous entertainment and film industry, and abustling tech sector make California a hotspot for jobs. Those who study in California can find plenty of professional opportunities once they’ve finished their studies. 

If you’re not yet convinced that California might be the student destination of your dreams, we’ve rounded up five reasons, in addition to the top-notch universities, to why you should consider this sunny and iconic state for your studies abroad. 

1. Tick Off Several Places On Your Bucket List 

Many claim that ‘California has it all’ when it comess to sight seeing, given the state’s staggering sights like Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, the Mojave Desert and the Golden Gate Bridge it’s not hard to see why. If these are on your bucket list, studying in Calfornia will make it easy for you to tick them all off. Whether you fancy gazing up at huge redwoods, hiking through sun-scorched brush or spending Spring Break just over the border at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy California’s natural beauty whilst you studying in the sunny and beautiful state.

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And what better way to explore all those once-in-a-lifetime locations than by road. With proximity to famous routes like route 66 and Big Sur is the ideal place to hit the road. Just ensure you have a worthy playlist for your road-trip!

2. Amazing Tech Opportunities

Also known as a tech hub, California offers many professional and educational opportunities for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Bay Area in San Fransisco has colleges like Stanford University and Berkeley who are famous for producing prominent figures in the tech industry and producing startup ventures.

If you decide to study in California you have the opportunity to pick up an internship at some of North America’’s top technology companies, think Apple, PayPal and Google. In addtion to internships, California also hosts a variety of coding bootcamps, another pathway into the tech industry. It’s really the mecca for any tech enthusiast looking for a future career in the field! 

3. Sunny Climate & Natural Beauty 

California’s beauty and mild climate make it a desirable location for many international students. This is a state where you can go surfing one day and skiing the next. The state’s size creates a wide variety of climate conditions in different regions, including hot deserts and snowy mountains. THE major San Francisco and Los Angeles has a pleasant climate throughout the year making them a great choice for those looking for clear blue skies and sun all year round. In downtown Los Angeles, for example, there are on average 292 sunny days per year.

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California is also known for its natural beauty and is home to impressive mountains, deserts, forests, and beaches. If you are based in California you can easily access some of America’s finest national parks, such as Yosemite National Park, Redwood National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park.

4. The Californian Cuisine 

Although fast food is still very much a feature of cuisine in California (think food trucks), the California’s cuisine is world-famous and reflects the state’s deep cultural diversity, with strong Latin American, Asian, and European influences. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego host some of the country’s top restaurants and are a mecca for any foodie. The state’s focus on local and organic cuisine with a strong emphasis on healthy food. With such close proximity to the neighbouring country Mexico, it’s no surprise that California residents can find some of the country’s finest Mexican food, including top-notch tacos and burritos. The state also lends its name to the California Roll, a sushi staple. Vegetarians and vegans can find plenty of food options at restaurants around the state.

5. A Mecca For Sports Lovers

Sports is really big in California, especially American football and basketball. Many of the state’s best universities have more funding for sports scholarships and prestigious college teams to join. California also hosts America’s oldest college football game, the Rose Bowl, in the city of Pasadena. However, ifyou are more of a sport spectator you are in the right place since major teams from the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball are all based in California. Prepare to enjoy some seriously good matches whilst here. 

Student Accommodation California

So, you’ve decided to study in California, now it’s time to find the right student accommodation California. Students have the option of staying at one of our partner student residences, or they can opt to live in an apartment. Most students share with existing students or look for shared apartments. Depending on the location and type of accommodation you choose, rental prices may vary.

At we have a great selection of international student accommodation California. We can help with affordable student accommodation and student rentals California. We have a large selection of student rooms California, shared apartments, and student apartments California. Our selection of rooms, studios and apartments are all located in safe and attractive neighbourhoods known to be popular among students and young professionals. Browse through our accommodation options and learn more about how easy, hassle-free and safe it is to book with us. Or contact our friendly customer support team and let them help you to start the process of finding your perfect student accommodation today.


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