WASHINGTON STATE

 

  1. SIZE:
  • Washington is the 18th largest state and the 13th most populous state
  • It is divided into 39 counties and contains 281 incorporated municipalities that are divided into cities and towns.

 

  1. HIGHER EDUCATION:
  • There are more than 40 institutions of higher education in Washington.
  • The state has major research universities, technical schools, religious schools, and private career colleges.

 

  • FOOD CULTURE:

The iconic mouthwatering foods of this state are: –

  • Theo Chocolate – Based in Seattle, Theo Chocolate is the first and only organic & fair-trade chocolate in the country. After trying one of their rich, smooth chocolate bars, you will be able to tell the difference.
  • Rainier Cherries – Regular cherries are delicious, but they are no match for Rainier cherries. This local hybrid was created at Washington State University from two other types of cherries, and it was named after the iconic Mount Rainier.
  • Cedar planked salmon – This grilled seafood dish is by far one of the most popular around the state. The entree’s hard to resist, especially when it is made with a sweet honey-balsamic glaze.
  • Fish & Chips – Even if you are not much of seafood fan, it is hard to deny that fish and chips is delicious.
  • Apples – Apples are a Washington icon. The state alone is responsible for nearly 60% of total fresh apple production for the whole country. Plus, they are so versatile: you can make apple juice, apple pies, apple cider, caramel apples, etc.
  • Aplets & Cotlets – This famous fruit-and-nut candy comes from Cashmere in Central Washington. The sweet confections are made with apples and walnuts, as well as apricots with walnuts.
  • Red raspberries – Washington leads the nation in red raspberry production, so it is no surprise they’re a sweet treat around here. You can eat them as pies, cheesecakes or just snack on them by themselves.
  • Almond Roca – Speaking of sweet things, this famous candy is manufactured here in Tacoma by Brown-Haley. The scrumptious hard toffee comes covered in chocolate and coated with ground almonds.
  • Huckleberries – Huckleberries are not an official state fruit but has a fair share particularly out on the mountains. You can also have these as jam and pies.
  • Walla Walla Sweet Onions – Nothing matches the mild, sweet taste of a Walla Walla Sweet Onion. The state veggie is delicious by itself or piled high on sandwiches and barbecued burgers.

 

  1. TRANSPORTATION:
  • Buses, rail, and ferry systems are having reasonable rates in Washington.
  • Private taxis and rental cars can also be used for personalized travel within the state.

 

  1. BEST ATTRACTIONS:
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Center
  • San Juan Islands
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Seattle Downtown
  • Leavenworth
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Puget Sound
  • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
  • Deception Pass State Park
  • Port Angeles
  • Spokane
  • Bellingham
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Sol Duc Hot Springs
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma
  • Washington State Capitol Building
  • Vancouver
  • Future of Flight, Everett

 

  1. TOP UNIVERSITIES:
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Seattle University

 

  • REASONS TO STUDY HERE:
  • CLIMATE – Washington’s climate varies greatly from west to east. A Mediterranean Climate predominates in western Washington, and a much drier semi-arid climate prevails east of the Cascade Range.

 

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

 

  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – Many clubs and student organizations are available in all colleges and are open for participation based on individual interest.

 

  • INTERNSHIPS – A lot of universities helps students to get practical experience in a setting like the student’s desired post-education environment.