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About Bahamas

About Bahamas

Scattered in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahamas have long been a symbol of luxury and first-class vacations. Christopher Columbus first set foot on this land at the end of the 15th century, and in 1783 the islands became a British colony. When the Bahamas gained independence in 1973, tourism began to develop rapidly here. Today, these are no longer islands lost in the sea, but the richest country in the Caribbean region and the largest offshore…

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Visa to USA

Visa to USA

The B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa is for short-term business (B-1) and pleasure (B-2) travel to the United States, as well as medical travel (B-2). The B-1 visa is usually issued to individuals entering the United States to consult with business partners, attend scientific, educational, professional or business events and conferences, resolve property law issues, and participate in business negotiations. The B-2 visa is issued for personal travel. The purpose of such a trip may be tourism, visiting friends or relatives, obtaining…

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Tennessee – Home of Rock ‘N’ Roll and Bourbon

Tennessee – Home of Rock ‘N’ Roll and Bourbon

What do Aretha Franklin, Morgan Freeman, Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton have in common? They were all born in what is commonly considered to be the home of rock’n roll, blues and bourbon. According to Listofusnewspapers, Tennessee, that is Memphis, Nashville and Graceland, that is the famous Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Dollywood and the National Civil Rights Museum. It is home to the Appalachian Trail and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the United States….

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Houston, Texas for Tourists

Houston, Texas for Tourists

According to simplyyellowpages, Houston has so many distinctive attractions to offer that you can only see a handful in one day. But that doesn’t matter and shouldn’t put you off. Because the destination offers something for everyone, regardless of whether they are culture lovers, nature lovers or families with children. The main attraction is clearly the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Together with the Mission Control Center (nickname: “Houston”) it has been coordinating the US manned space program since 1961…

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United States Cinema

United States Cinema

Since the second half of the 1970s, American cinema has shown its desire to abandon or otherwise neglect some of its classic genres, especially the western, giving wider spaces, with variations and accentuations within them, to genres such as gangster, comedy, fantastic, the trend of private investigators, with increasingly precise episodes in horror and, in the early nineties, in more permissive climates, even in the erotic: while, around, the personalities of particularly qualified directors were emerging in an ever clearer way. from others…

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United States Architecture and City

United States Architecture and City

While the single-family house remains entrusted to individual initiatives and continues to constitute a field of experimentation for small professional studios or for isolated architects, medium and large-scale interventions are the subject of design entrusted to large studios and see the new figure of the gifted developer of great initiative, capable of moving large capital and therefore of strongly influencing urban politics. The figure of the developer assumes particular importance in parallel with the cuts made on the financing of social programs and those…

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Cuba Arts

Cuba Arts

Since 1959, within the new socialist system of Cuba, art has found a new place. In art. 38 of the Constitution launched in 1976 it is written that “forms of artistic expression are free”. Consistent with the desire to shape a new society, the Castro regime sought to enhance the means of expression that most easily reach the public, such as engraving and drawing: expressions that guarantee the enhancement of popular aesthetic taste and provide a original contribution to the…

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Cuba Figurative Arts

Cuba Figurative Arts

The need to use artistic expressions as a tool for analyzing and transmitting socio-political cultural contents makes art today in Cuba an integrated and ever-present activity as a necessary qualification of the environment, workplaces, free time, study time, etc. The interest in the problem of mass communication has led the interested circles not only to favor certain sectors of art (poster graphics, audiovisuals, cinema), more responsive to the needs of maximum reproducibility and distribution, but also to reinvent the models…

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Cuba Geography and Population

Cuba Geography and Population

According to findjobdescriptions, Cuba is an island state of Central America; it includes the island of the same name (105,007 km 2), the Isla de la Juventud (2411 km 2) and about 1600 islands and islets, including the archipelago of Camagüey and that of the Canarreos. The island of Cuba, the largest of the Greater Antilles, is located between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 km E of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) and…

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Cuba Geology and Morphology

Cuba Geology and Morphology

Despite the relations with the neighboring territories, the island also presents itself geologically and morphologically completely to itself. The base, which consists of hypogenic rocks (granite, serpentine, basalts), emerges in several parts, wherever erosion has completely removed the protective mantle of recent formations. Of that the most ancient layers, which date back to the Paleozoic (Siluric and Carbonic), appear on small strips; to S. of Nuevitas, to the West of Pinar del Río, between Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Given the low…

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Cuba Economic Conditions

Cuba Economic Conditions

Cuba’s economic structures underwent a profound transformation following the 1959 revolution. Previously, the entire production system was dominated and regulated by US interests: agriculture was based on the monoculture of cane (which, however, in essence, continues to characterize it), land ownership was highly concentrated and industrial activity was reduced to the transformation of agricultural products. The agrarian reform promoted by the revolutionary government led to a more rational use of land and labor: the large estates were expropriated and divided…

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Cuba Literature

Cuba Literature

The 19th century and first half of the 20th According to Listofusnewspapers, the emergence of literary forms in Cuba in the 19th century. is connected with the beginning of the struggles for independence, when the desire for freedom and political battles fueled the work of many writers, including the poets G. de la Concepción Valdés and JM de Heredia (the latter used romantic forms to express the nostalgia for exile and their hopes for the American continent). To encourage the…

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Cuba Population and Economy 2000

Cuba Population and Economy 2000

Population Cuba continues to represent a reality in many ways atypical in the Caribbean and Latin American context: in the face of the good levels reached by some social indicators (in particular in the fields of education and health) serious economic problems remain (v. beyond), despite the timid reforms undertaken in the first half of the 1990s. Thanks to a low-growth demographic regime (average annual growth rate 8 ‰), the Cuban population has grown moderately in recent years, settling at…

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Cuba Population

Cuba Population

Explorations. – Columbus landed in Cuba, not far from present-day Nuevitas, on October 28, 1492, two weeks after discovering the New World, and sailed along the shore towards NW, probably up to 78 ° W. Uncertain if he had landed in Cipango (Japan) or to the real Asian continent, he sent an embassy in the interior in search of the Great Khan, who penetrated 12 leagues into the land, well received by the natives, but without finding either the gold…

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American History

American History

Since prehistoric times, North American Indians populated the territory of today’s USA as fishermen, hunters and gatherers as well as traders, farmers and ranchers. The natives known today as “First Nations” left only a few, but characteristic, remains from historical times. These include the Mississippi culture (from 700 AD) with Cahokia as the largest center and the multi-storey residential complexes of the Pueblo Indians in the southwest, some of which are still preserved. The cultural heritage of the Indians survived…

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UCSB Exchange Program

UCSB Exchange Program

Hello! I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in Winter Quarter 2009 and I still mourn it a little. It was a very exciting, varied and unforgettable time that you have to experience for yourself (!) If you have the opportunity. I have taken 3 courses and thus 12 credits at UCSB. In Germany I study business administration, at UCSB mainly economics courses are offered. Accordingly, you have to choose micro or macro courses, or you are so…

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UCSD Exchange Program

UCSD Exchange Program

Hello everyone, First of all, I would like to say that the last four months in San Diego were probably the best four months of my life so far. So I recommend to all those who are considering doing a semester abroad in the USA to go to San Diego in California because the city really has a lot to offer. Application process: Since a semester abroad is an integral part of my study program, I started planning my semester…

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UCR Exchange Program

UCR Exchange Program

1. Preparation After I realized relatively quickly that I wanted to spend my semester abroad in the USA, the first thing to do was to decide on a university there. Not that easy with the wide range of options. What made my decision easier for me, however, was the fact that I didn’t want to study abroad for 5 months (1 semester), but only for 3 months (1 trimester). So I was able to screen out some universities right away….

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UCLA Exchange Program

UCLA Exchange Program

One of my biggest dreams was always to see Hollywood and all the stars. Since I had been thinking about studying abroad for future job prospects for a long time, but I didn’t want to “waste” a whole semester on my actual studies, I decided on the summer sessions at UCLA. You didn’t even need a TOEFL test for this, you only needed proof of English language courses from university or high school. According to Abbreviationfinder, UCLA is the abbreviation of…

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Guatemala Geography

Guatemala Geography

Guatemala has a wide variety of attractions to offer. In addition to the species-rich flora and fauna, the visitor will find many ancient sites from the Mayan culture. The most famous of these are Tikal and Quirigua. But Guatemala also has many special features in terms of landscape. These include the cloud forest, the numerous volcanoes or the primeval forest. These conditions make a trip to this country a real dream vacation. Among the sports activities that can be done…

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UCI Exchange Program

UCI Exchange Program

Getting there: I was picked up together with other Summer Session participants at Los Angeles International Airport by the pick-up service of the UCI Summer Session Team. They were easy to find as they were standing right by the terminal holding up signs. A shuttle bus then took us to the accommodations. This made the journey very pleasant and you could relax yourself after the long flight. Accommodation: I was housed in the Arroyo Vista student residence complex. This one…

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UCD Exchange Program

UCD Exchange Program

Goodbye! I am studying Theoretical Physics and I did my first year of Masters at UC Davis. I actually ended up in Davis by chance because studying at my dream university didn’t work out. When I had to find an alternative university at very short notice, I decided on UC Davis because of the relaxed life in California, the good reputation of UC Davis and the easy application process via MicroEDU. In retrospect, I’m also very happy that I studied…

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UCB Exchange Program

UCB Exchange Program

I attended Summer Session D at UC Berkeley this summer. I heard about it through this website. But I already knew Berkeley from listening to it, as the cradle of liberal alternative thinking in America and as a globally respected top university. That looks good on a résumé, I thought to myself, and it’s always good to get a breath of fresh air and experience new things, so the decision was an easy one for me. Compared to normal tuition…

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SJSU Exchange Program

SJSU Exchange Program

Introduction: Even before starting my studies in Germany, I knew that I would spend a semester abroad. However, at the time it was unclear to me which semester was best for this and in which country I would like to have this experience. After a lot of back and forth and the stress of my studies, I decided to go to the 5th semester, because a stay abroad in this semester is best (also from the course plan). The question…

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SDSU Exchange Program

SDSU Exchange Program

Housing (costs, accommodation in general, etc.) In general, a room in San Diego can be found very quickly. We recommend searching on Craigslist.com. Expect around USD 700-800 a month. Those who want to live cheaper can join forces with other exchange students (Facebook groups) to share an apartment close to the university. So the rent can be reduced to around 400-500 USD. Another option is to share a room, which cuts the price in half and which is tolerated by…

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HPU Exchange Program

HPU Exchange Program

Aloha! Not just a universal greeting, but also an attitude to life that I don’t want to miss! But before you want to set foot on this wonderful piece of earth, you should plan something beforehand. Ideally with the great support of MicroEDU! I decided to go to Hawai’i on a whim and relatively late. Since I definitely had to leave for a semester for my studies, I naturally looked where it should lead me. But once the decision was…

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CSUSM Exchange Program

CSUSM Exchange Program

The University I chose CSUSM because I wanted to study in the USA and actually get to know American life. There are now so many exchange students at the larger universities that some courses are only offered for them. This is not the case on a smaller campus like San Marcos. The California State University system is also a little more financially feasible if you think of the costs of a semester abroad, which can generally be very high in…

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CSUN Exchange Program

CSUN Exchange Program

Application process The MicroEDU team supported me during my application phase at Cal State Northridge. I would particularly like to thank Annika Geisler, who was always available to answer my questions. I can say from my experience that it is important to start collecting the necessary documents as early as possible. After I had put all the documents together, the MicroEDU Team looked through it again and checked that everything was complete. The University I was very enthusiastic about the…

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CSUL Exchange Program

CSUL Exchange Program

Hi there, my name is Raphael, I am studying economics and in my 5th semester from September 2014 to December 2014 I studied for a “quarter” at the “ California State University Los Angeles ”. University selection Right from the start of my studies in Germany, it was clear to me that I wanted to study abroad for a semester. Preferably to an English-speaking country and as far away as possible. So it goes without saying that California was of…

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CSULB Exchange Program

CSULB Exchange Program

In my experience report I would like to start with the organization before the start of the semester. I chose MicroEDU because friends of mine have already taken part in the exchange program and I had to spend a semester in an English-speaking country to study English. According to Abbreviationfinder, CSULB is the abbreviation of California State University Long Beach. The advice from MicroEDU and the organization worked very well. Those responsible for the universities in the USA were easily reachable…

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CSUF Exchange Program

CSUF Exchange Program

It was clear to me from the beginning of my studies that I wanted to do a semester abroad, so at some point I went looking and stumbled upon MicroEDU. Now I had to choose a university. I knew from the start that it should be California. Since there were also a few universities here, I first read through the reviews and the descriptions of the universities and based on them I decided on California State University Fullerton. I applied…

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CSUC Exchange Program

CSUC Exchange Program

Organization First of all, kudos to MicroEDU. Contacting and finding a place at the university was super easy and free of charge. It couldn’t be better. You are prepared for everything and get enough information material to be able to make all preparations for the semester abroad. Travel Since you can enter the country one month before the start of your studies with a visa, you still have time to look at a lot of things or to go on…

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BU Exchange Program

BU Exchange Program

Preparation Since I was just about to graduate from my business studies and had not yet had any experience abroad, I looked around for ways to change this situation. I came across the MicroEDU website on the Internet and found out about the summer sessions. For me there was actually only the USA to choose from, especially the east coast, as I have already traveled to the west coast several times. I didn’t have to think about it for long,…

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

The Channel Islands National Park in California receives almost 540,000 visitors annually. They can explore historical, cultural history and lots of flora and fauna on an impressive area of ​​1,009 km². The Channel Islands National Park was established on March 5, 1980. See directoryaah for museums in California. The history of the Channel Islands National Park The Channel Islands have been inhabited for a long time. Excavations found human remains around 11,000 years old on the island of Santa Rosa. Prehistoric…

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Located in Utah, Capitol Reef National Park receives more than 550,000 visitors annually. On a total area of ​​976 km² you can experience many different animal and plant species, but you can also be impressed by the landscape. Capitol Reef National Park was officially designated an American National Park on December 18, 1971. See a2zdirectory for tourist attractions in Utah. The story of the Capitol Reef National Park The first settlers in this region were the Fremont People. They came to the…

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park

The Great Basin National Park is located in the US state of Nevada. Almost 80,000 visitors enjoy pure nature and its sights on a park area of ​​312 km². Founded on October 27, 1987, the Great Basin National Park is a great destination for excursions and naturalists. See a2zdirectory for tourist attractions in Nevada. Why the Great Basin? The name Great Basin National Park comes from the fact that the Great Basin desert is located here. In English this means Great…

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VIU Exchange Program

VIU Exchange Program

Program I completed my studies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo as a freemover, which offers the advantage of being able to choose a location that your home university does not offer. The winter semester at VIU begins in September and ends shortly before Christmas, so the times differ from those of many German universities, which in turn creates a time buffer that can be used for an internship or for traveling. According to Abbreviationfinder, VIU is the abbreviation of Vancouver…

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Arkansas Travel Guide

Arkansas Travel Guide

Arkansas – Climate and Best Time to Travel Climate Arkansas: In the US state of Arkansas there is a moderate subtropical climate in large parts, which changes into a humid continental climate in the highlands in the north. The summers in Arkansas are humid and hot with average temperatures of around 32 degrees Celsius. The winters are mild and a little drier. Temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius during the day. In the nights it can get chilly. Even…

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TRU Exchange Program

TRU Exchange Program

Application process The application process was made extremely easy for me through MicroEDU. You just fill out a few forms, submit your certificates and choose your courses. MicroEDU will do the rest for you. It only took me two weeks from filling out the forms to being accepted at the university. Studies / courses taken In Kamloops I took two business courses, a politics course and Spanish. I was extremely satisfied with three of my four courses. According to Abbreviationfinder, TRU…

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Georgia Travel Guide

Georgia Travel Guide

Climate in Georgia The US state Georgia is located at the latitude of North Africa. Georgia has a subtropical climate and the summers are hot and humid. Summer temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius, in combination with very high humidity, are often even more exhausting than the thermometer suggests. It will be particularly oppressive in summer on the plains in the south of the state. The winter in Georgia are quite mild. Except in the Appalachian Mountains in the north,…

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