Living in America
Living abroad offers an exciting opportunity to experience a new and diverse culture. Living in America, you will find endless adventure and exploration.
What is it Like in the USA?
The USA is the fourth largest country by both area and population. Fifty individual states make up the nation, and one district, each with its own unique identity, history, and culture. You will be studying abroad in a country offering an endless array of possibilities and adventure.
America is known as a "melting pot", with a rich history of welcomed immigration. You will quickly find influences from a wide variety of cultures.
America also has the largest population of international students in the world. This means that while you explore the diverse American culture and study alongside American students from across the country, you will also likely meet other international students from around the world. The diversity you will experience here is a great opportunity to learn more about the world, improve your communication, and learn more about yourself.
Spotlight on Innovation
America has been home to some of the world's leading technology pioneers throughout history. Since its founding, we have celebrated pushing boundaries and taking risks, viewing failure as a tool for learning. Studying abroad in the USA, you will be supported to explore new ways of thought on your path to discovery.
The American Dream is a core part of American culture, where you are free to pursue your ambitions in a land of opportunity for success. Some of the world's largest, leading global companies are headquartered in the USA, and Texas is home to 54 Fortune 500 companies. Your career development at A&M-Corpus Christi will ensure you graduate with the skills and experience to succeed in your career.
Innovation in Texas
- Johnson Space Center - a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century.
- ExxonMobil - #4 Fortune 500 company and leader in energy technology for the last 135 years.
- AT&T - #9 Fortune 500 company delivering cutting-edge consumer technology.
Living in Texas
Texas is the second largest state in America. It is very diverse, with big cities, incredible landscapes, and a friendly culture. If you choose to study in Texas, you can look forward to a great lifestyle with warm weather, Texan cuisine, and great travel opportunities.
Culture in Texas
Immigration early in Texas' history has made it a unique melting pot of cultures and traditions from around the world. Many people in Texas live in big cities like Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas, all ranking in the top 10 of most populated cities in the USA. Corpus Christi, where A&M-Corpus Christi is located, is the 8th largest city in Texas. With so many people and cultures, you are sure to feel welcomed into the diverse community and find lots of new things to experience.
The state is strongly associated with the image of the cowboy, thanks in part to a strong ranching tradition throughout the state. Rodeo is even the official sport of Texas. A great place to experience cowboy culture is at festivals and fairs, like the State Fair of Texas held annually in Dallas.
Texas also has a diverse landscape with eleven different ecological regions, meaning if you are willing to travel across the state you can experience everything from the Gulf Coast where Corpus Christi in located, to the Great Plains, desert valleys, and wooded mountain slopes. Wherever you decide to explore, you will find incredible scenery.
TAMU-CC is located in the coastal city of Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico. Living in Corpus Christi is an amazing experience with sandy beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and lots of outdoor activity. The University has a unique and picturesque location on Ward Island. This island campus will ensure you enjoy a great balance between your studies and having fun.
Weather in Corpus Christi
Weather varies widely across the USA and across Texas. Living in Corpus Christi, you will experience:
- Winter (Dec-Feb): Short, mild winters, average temperatures range from 9°C to 21°C.
- Spring (Mar-May): Warm, pleasant weather, average temperatures range from 13°C to 30°C.
- Summer (June-Aug): Warmest time of year, average temperatures range from 23°C to 35°C.
- Fall (Sept-Nov): Beginning of the rainy season, average temperatures range from 13°C to 32°C.
Quality of Life
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