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International Students in America Experience the Cincinnati Lifestyle

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You’re not expected to study all the time. UC offers international students in America the chance to enjoy living at an affordable price. Cincinnati has some of the lowest living costs for international students in America. For example, the price of renting a one bedroom apartment in Cincinnati is half that of a similar apartment in Los Angeles.

Cincinnati is a vibrant city with a population of two million. You’ll find everything you’d expect: sports, clubs, theatres, museums, and restaurants.  Indeed, Lonely Planet named Cincinnati as one of the top three destinations to visit in 2012. Here’s what they had to say:

Seen Cincy lately? The pretty city on the Ohio River - off the main cross-country interstates - gets bypassed by many road trippers, but it's quietly transformed itself in the last decade into a worthy weekend getaway. Life centers around the river – much which can be seen by foot: river walkways are best on the Kentucky side, reached via a couple bridges including John Roebling's Suspension Bridge (a prequel to his famous Brooklyn Bridge). Narrow, twisting (and steep) brick roads of the Mt. Adams district lead past 19th-century Victorian townhouses and the free Cincinnati Art Museum, while the once-dangerous, emerging Over-the-Rhine, just north of downtown, is home to the Findlay Market and a sprawling collection of historic Italianate architecture. Best, though, is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, open since 2004, on the banks of the river where many slaves escaped to freedom in the 19th century.

Relax on UC’s beautiful campus

If you just want to relax between classes, the UC campus is a great place to relax, too.  Forbes recently named UC as one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world. In their words:

Over the past twenty years, the University of Cincinnati has made a strong commitment to contemporary architects and a post modern identity. Guided by a truly rigorous campus plan, the school is bringing in some of the most prominent new architects in the world. The result? The unfolding of an increasingly beautiful campus.

This puts UC in good company—other campuses making the list were Oxford University in England, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University. All reasons why UC is considered one of the best colleges for international students.

Enjoy your time off studying

UC also gives international students in America a wide range of opportunities to enjoy themselves with more active recreational activities. UC is home to hundreds of clubs catering to a huge range of interests—from sports, to dancing, to business and politics.

Many of these clubs cater specifically to international students in America, meaning you can easily find others from your home country. All you need is the desire to get involved.  

For more information about how international students in America live in Cincinnati and the UC lifestyle, click here to learn more.