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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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SMU Exchange Program

SMU Exchange Program

Preparation The preparation through MicroEDU was really quite simple. I went to a general information event to get an overview of my options. Then it was time to choose which country I would like to go to and which universities would be suitable. I picked out 3 universities and discussed with my student advisory service at my home university which one would be best (based on courses and recognition ). It turned out that other students from my university and…

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California Landmarks

California Landmarks

According to ehotelat, California is the most populous state in the United States. Here the visitor will find numerous sights and attractions. During a vacation in California you should definitely see the cathedral in Los Angeles “Our Lady of the Angels”. Although the cathedral was only opened in 2002, it is still worth seeing because it is the post-modern interpretation of a Spanish mission station. If you want to see a historic church, you have to go to El Pueblo…

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BU Exchange Program

BU Exchange Program

After a bit of planning and research, I decided to spend a semester abroad through MicroEDU and to Canada – it would be Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. I chose this because two of my fellow students had already been there before and only reported good things about it. After a bit of a laborious search for an apartment, I found accommodation in advance and then flew to Canada at the end of August. There in Toronto – Pearson…

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Virginia Geography

Virginia Geography

Virginia – key data Land area: 110,785 sq km (35th place of all US states) Share of water surface: 7.4% Population: 7.77 million (2008 estimate, ranked 12th of all states in the United States) Population density: 70 residents per square kilometer (14th place of all states in the USA) Member of the USA since: June 25, 1788 (10th state in the USA) Capital city: Richmond (200,123 residents, 2007, metropolitan area 1.21 million residents) Largest city: Virginia Beach (440,415 residents, 2008,…

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Montana Overview

Montana Overview

The US state of Montana on the border with Canada is particularly suitable for visitors who are interested in beautiful landscapes. Large parts of Montana are dominated by the Rocky Mountains, which is great for hiking and climbing. Historically interested travelers come to Montana to visit one or more of the five reserves in which the members of the old tribes still live today and in some cases still follow their traditions. In the reserves you can learn a lot…

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Oregon Overview

Oregon Overview

According to directoryaah, the sunny and beautiful state of Oregon is located on the coast of the Pacific, so that when the weather is nice you have the opportunity to go swimming or do water sports. You can find numerous forests in Oregon and you can spend a lot of time here in nature and in the fresh air. The Crater Lake National Park with the lake lying in a crater is one of the very special sights of Oregon…

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Washington State Geography

Washington State Geography

According to anylistintheus, the state of Washington is located in the extreme northwest of the USA on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and thus belongs to the region of the Pacific Northwest. The capital is Olympia. The largest city is Seattle. The state was named after the US President George Washington. To better differentiate it from Washington DC, it is also referred to as Washington State. The area of ​​Washington covers a total area of ​​184,827 square kilometers and…

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Ohio Before 1803

Ohio Before 1803

According to allpubliclibraries, Native Americans lived in the region where the state of Ohio is located today for about two millennia before the arrival of the first European explorers. The first Native Americans to settle in the region were a prehistoric tribe, called the Mound Builders— “mountain builders” – because they built small mounds of earth for their cultural ceremonies. The mound builders would have settled in the region around 600 BC. C., and would migrate, around 900 d. C.,…

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Lansing and Lake Michigan

Lansing and Lake Michigan

Race and Ethnicities According to agooddir, Lansing’s racial makeup is as follows: 9% White 0% African American 3% Hispanic 8% Asian 6% Indigenous natives 4% Two or more races The five largest groups in Lansing by descent are: Germans who make up 20.4% of the state’s population, African-American 14.2%, Irish 10.7%, English 9.9%, and Poles 8.6%. Other ethnic minorities are the French, Dutch and Italians. Americans of German descent are present in all the Lansing regions Scandinavians especially Finnish, British…

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Maryland Economy and Education

Maryland Economy and Education

Economy According to a2zdirectory, the economic, financial and industrial center of the state is Baltimore. Agriculture and livestock together contribute about 0.9% of the state’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product), and employ about 53,600 people. Maryland has about 12,000 farms, which cover about 30% of the state. The main products grown or raised in the state are corn, soybeans, chickens, eggs, and milk. Forestry only accounts for 0.10% of the state’s GDP and employs approximately 1,000 people. Fishing represents only 0.04% of…

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Illinois History

Illinois History

French missionaries Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to explore the region. They had been ordered by the governor of the French colony of New France to explore and map the course of the Mississippi River.. They left Quebec in 1673, arriving in the region of present-day Illinois in 1675. Joliet was the one that gave name to the region of Illinois, in reference to the Illiniwek confederation, with which both missionaries established friendly relations. This same…

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Cuba Literature

Cuba Literature

Although it was one of the first and richest Spanish colonies, Cuba was never the seat of a viceregal court, it had no university before 1728, nor any printing house before 1707, nor a theater before 1766, in short, it lacked a true intellectual life until almost at the end of the century. XVIII (with the exception of the publication of the Espejo de paciencia, short story in verse, of 1608, due to S. Balboa Troya y Quesada, but born…

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Cuba Arts, Music and Dance

Cuba Arts, Music and Dance

CULTURE: ART In the Cuba born of the revolution, the greatest interest was brought to architecture and urban planning to solve the problems of housing: the solution of low-density building agglomerations, with single-family buildings, was then succeeded, for economic reasons, by more interventions concentrated, with extensive use of prefabrication. Among the most important realizations is the administrative residential complex of “Havana Est”, with an equipped central nucleus that alternates buildings developed in height with others horizontally, alternating with green areas,…

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Cuba Cinema

Cuba Cinema

(República de Cuba). State of Central America (109,884 km²). Capital: Havana. Administrative division: provinces (16). Population: 11,209,629 (2018 estimate). Language: Spanish. Religion: Catholics 51.7%, non-religious / atheists 23%, Protestants 5.6%, others 19.7%. Monetary unit: Cuban peso (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.777 (73rd place). Borders: Atlantic Ocean (N), Sea of ​​Antilles (S), Gulf of Mexico (NW). Member of: OAS, UN and WTO. CULTURE: CINEMA A sporadic, semi-colonial and touristic production characterized the very long pre-revolutionary period (1897-1958), in which only…

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