Largest City - Machester
Population - 1,324,575
Timezone - Eastern Time
New Hampshire is one of the smaller states that help add character, personality, and charm to the already beautiful New England region of the United States. The state of New Hampshire neighbors the Canadian province of Quebec located to the north, the state of Maine and its 18 miles (29 km) of Atlantic Ocean coastline to the east, Massachusetts to the south, and the small, liberal state of Vermont to the west. International students interested in studying in New Hampshire can look forward to enjoying a more or less humid continental climate (warm-humid summers, cold-wet winters, and steady annual precipitation) and a diverse geographical landscape of Acadian forests (as well as a range of temperate, broad leaf and lush green forest landscapes), mountain terrain, beaches, and rivers.
Additionally, international students who study in New Hampshire enjoy several excellent living options in metropolitan residential city-selections, including the areas of Berlin, Claremont, Lebanon, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Rochester-Dover, Concord, Franklin, Laconia, and the quaint city of Keene.
International students interested in studying in New Hampshire will also enjoy learning about New Hampshire’s special place in American history, especially its role as the very first post-colonial, completely independent nation in the Americas! New Hampshire was also one of the original thirteen states that helped form and found the United States of America in 1776. Finally, this state that prides itself in maintaining a free spirit of independence and self-governance was the first of the states to create and ratify its own constitution for governance. New Hampshire’s prominent role in American politics continues to the present day as it remains the initial primary in United States presidential election process and is home to unique activist projects from diverse ends of the political spectrum, including the Free State Project. The Free State Project is a political movement, initiated in 2001 in the state of New Hampshire, with the stated goal to encourage and promote 20,000 libertarian thinkers to move and establish residence in the state of New Hampshire, in hopes of creating a new political stronghold in this state for libertarian ideas and political activism.
Students who study in New Hampshire have in excess of 20 institutions of higher learning to choose from, with five public universities coordinated through the University System of New Hampshire. Additionally, New Hampshire enjoys a network of 7 public technical and community colleges. The oldest and arguably most prestigious institution in the state of New Hampshire is Dartmouth College which was founded prior to the American Revolution and remains a longstanding member of the elite Ivy League of American institutions for higher learning.
Finally, those who wish to study in New Hampshire will find ample opportunity to balance quality education with many other fun recreational activities including skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, and observing (as well as painting and taking pictures inspired by) the beautifully colorful displays of New England fall foliage! Motor sport enthusiasts can check out races at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as well as mark their calendars for New Hampshire’s infamous Motorcycle Week. Not your cup of tea? How about visiting New Hampshire’s sap houses and enjoying the sugary sweet tastes of its nature? Need even more of a thrill? Plan a trip to drive to the top of Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in the entire northeastern region of the United States, hike portions of the famous Appalachian Trail, and then wind down one weekend after finals by relaxing along the beautiful destination hot-spot of Hampton Beach. As suggested, New Hampshire is a state of well kept secrets that will surely be discovered in a series of pleasant surprises by international students who choose to call it their home away from home!
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