The United States of America is a federal republic counting 50 states of which 48 are continental states, added Hawaii and Alaska as two new states. Washington, D.C. is the capital and the only federal district of the country. Lying almost exclusively in the Western hemisphere, the United States of America is located in the heart of southern share of North America. Located between Canada and Mexico, the country is surrounded by the North Pacific Ocean in the east and the North Atlantic Ocean in the west. 3,676,487 square miles in area, the U.S.A. is home to over 302 million people belonging to ethnic groups such as White, Black American, Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. Predominantly an English speaking country, other languages are also spoken here such as Spanish, Indo-European, Asian and Pacific Island. With over 80% of population speaking English as their primary language, international students find it easy to settle down in the country. Notably a luxurious country, America had the highest GDP in the world with total GDP recorded as $17.418 trillion, in the year 2014.
The USA is the most popular destination among students in Nepal seeking to study abroad for several reasons. The academic excellence and holistic exposure available at US universities and the short-term and long-term career advantages once you invest in a US degree are the main reasons students choose the USA above other countries. In addition, the global focus of a US degree, availability of financial assistance, opportunities for research and the flexibility of grad and undergrad education in the USA are also important reasons students choose the USA for their further studies.