The US is well known for its cultural diversity and distinct landscapes, but it is also well-known for its many reputable academic institutions spread throughout the country. Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Suffolk University in Boston and University of South Florida in Tampa are three such universities partnered with INTO to offer international students Pathway Programs and a rich, fulfilling and supported student life.

Here are some of the top reasons to live and study in these wonderful cities:

Fort Collins, Colorado

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  1. Fort Collins is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, only an hour’s drive away from Denver, the largest city in the state.
  2. There are more than 300 days of sunshine every year!
  3. There are over 90 parks and natural areas in the Fort Collins area.
  4. The Downtown district holds many fun festivals throughout the year, including the NewWestFest held in summer.
  5. Fort Collins was ranked #6 as one of the “Best Places to Live” (Money Magazine 2010).

Learn about INTO Colorado State University, ideally located in Fort Collins.

Boston, Massachusetts

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  1. Boston is America’s original college town and hundreds of thousands of students from all around the world come here every year to pursue their higher education and academic aspirations.
  2. Boston Harbor has 34 beautiful islands where daytrippers can go out on boats and enjoy some island-hopping.
  3. Boston’s famous Harvard Square a 15 minute tram ride away from Suffolk University is filled with history, beautiful architecture and a wide selection of bookstores and sidewalk cafés.
  4. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Boston has come to be known as America’s seafood capital – do not miss out on the classic New England clam chowder!
  5. Get your culture fix from over 60 museums located throughout the city – stop by the Museum of Fine Arts or the Museum of Science!

Learn about INTO Suffolk University located in the amazing city of Boston.

Tampa, Florida

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  1. Tampa is home to award-winning beaches and watersports abound.
  2. Visit the famous Busch Gardens theme park that not only has thrilling roller coaster rides, but also safari animals.  
  3. Welcome to the Sunshine State – the city of Tampa has over 240 days of sunshine every year.
  4. Head outdoors and explore the Hillsborough River area – go running or biking along the river for a great view, or go canoeing or boating on it to potentially meet some turtles and other Floridian water animals.   
  5. This city will not break your bank – Tampa was ranked as "the 18th most affordable city in the United States" (Forbes).

Learn about INTO University of South Florida in the beautiful, sunny city of Tampa.  

About the Author: Muneeza Kizilbash grew up in the United States and Pakistan and was active in her university’s International Student Council. Now settled in Dubai, she loves to inform, educate and entertain her readers through her writing.