From the bright lights of Hollywood to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, from Miami’s sunny beaches to the excitement of New York City! The United States of America is a melting pot of cultures.
Comprising of 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii, the USA is so vast you can expect to find a bit of everything -including the cosmopolitan cities New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami, magnificent National Parks- Yosemite and Yellowstone, right down to the quaint colonial towns and low populous central and Midwest states full of ranches and farms.
Whatever your travel dreams, North America offers a kaleidoscope of cultures, cuisines, landscapes, history and adventures so take this opportunity to explore everything it has to offer whilst gaining unique practical work experience!
Facts: The United States of America (USA) commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The country also has five populated and numerous unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.
Capital: Washington D.C.
Religion: Predominantly Christian
Currency: US Dollar
Population: 321 million
Official Language: English
The USA has four time zones (not including Hawaii and Alaska) all of which are behind Greenwich Mean Time. They are:
- Eastern time; five hours behind GMT/UTC (New York)
- Central time; six hours behind GMT/UTC (Chicago, Texas)
- Mountain time; seven hours behind GMT/UTC (Rocky Mountains, Southwest)
- Pacific time; eight hours behind GMT/UTC (California, Nevada)
Don’t forget to take Daylight Saving Time into account from mid-March to early November.
You will need to arrange a flight to the airport closest to the area in which you will be working. Please bear in mind that you may need to book an internal flight/bus to arrive at your final destination.
This is really dependent on where you are! Generally though, the temperature throughout the USA is temperate. As a general rule it is hotter the further South you go (you can still go to the beach in Florida and Southern California in winter!) with more extreme weather in the North and in more inland areas. The USA encompasses all six of the major climate zones from polar through to tropical humid- the only country in the world that does.