GEORGIA STATE

  1. SIZE:
  • Georgia is the 21st-largest in area and 9th most populous of the U.S. states.
  • Georgia is divided into 159 counties and contains 535 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns, consolidated city-counties, and consolidated cities.

 

  1. HIGHER EDUCATION:
  • Georgia has 85 public colleges, universities, and technical colleges in addition to more than 45 private institutes of higher learning. 
  • The University System of Georgia is the presiding body over public post-secondary education in the state. The System includes 29 institutions of higher learning and is governed by the Georgia Board of Regents.

 

  • FOOD CULTURE:

The iconic mouthwatering foods of this state are: –

  • Chicken & dumplings – Chicken and dumplings have always been a staple of Southern cuisine and is ever-popular in Georgia cooking.
  • Brunswick Stew – Georgians know that Brunswick Stew originated in their state, which is why they are so dang great at cooking it. It is in such high demand, that they spend afternoons cooking it in huge vats.
  • Fried chicken with crispy skin and tender meat – Georgians cook fried chicken better than the rest of the country. It has a crispy, crunchy skin, and tender, moist meat inside.
  • Cornbread cake – Georgians make a cornbread cake which is extremely delicious
  • Pecan pie – Georgia is one of the top growers of pecans in the country, it is only right that they put one of their top crops to use in a succulent pecan pie.
  • Fresh seafood – Georgia is having a coast which is why their seafood is the freshest around
  • Cob grilled or boiled – Corn has been a top crop in Georgia for years now. It has been a huge part of the state’s agricultural economy since its founding. So, it is no wonder corn on the cob is so widely popular there.
  • Traditional BBQ – You cannot drive more than ten miles in Georgia without seeing a BBQ joint sign. But the difference between Georgia BBQ and many other places, is that they normally smoke or slow cook their meat and make their sauces/marinades in-house.
  • Peach cobbler- Being the Peach State and all, one of Georgia’s most favorite of course, peach cobbler. Dollop some ice cream on top, and you have the perfect balance of hot and cold, sweet, and savory.

 

  1. TRANSPORTATION:
  • Mass transit includes rapid rail and bus systems to travel across the state in a reasonable price.
  • Georgia has a system of State Bicycle Routes which can also be used to move between places.
  • Private taxis and rental cars are also available for personal use.

 

  1. BEST ATTRACTIONS:
  • Savannah Historic District
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Atlanta Botanic Garden
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Jekyll Island
  • Callaway Gardens
  • Okefenokee Swamp
  • Ocmulgee National Monument
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

 

  1. TOP UNIVERSITIES:
  • Emory University
  • University of Georgia
  • Mercer University

 

  • REASONS TO STUDY HERE:
  • CLIMATE – The climate of Georgia is a humid subtropical climate with most of the state having short, mild winters and long, hot summers. The Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of Georgia and the hill country in the north impact the state’s climate. Winter in Georgia is characterized by mild temperatures and little snowfall around the state, with the potential for snow and ice increasing in the northern parts of the state. Summer daytime temperatures in Georgia often exceed 95 °F (35 °C).

 

  • FEES – Most of the colleges are affordable and provide scholarships also.

 

  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – A lot of student clubs and organizations are open for participation based on individual interests.

 

  • INTERNSHIPS – Many universities have a Career Center that aid in finding opportunities for students to get practical experience related to their course of study.