Study in Chicago
Chicago, called “Windy City”, is the third most populous city in the United States. It is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the Great Lakes Region. The Chicago River which flows through the city divides it in 2 parts - commercial and financial area and entertainment and shopping area.
Chicago is a very important industrial city and transportation hub. Due to its strategic location by the lake and connectivity with Atlanta by channels, Chicago is an important sea port. There are 27 railway lines going through Chicago used for carrying coal, steel and other industrial products. Most visitors to Chicago are just amazed on arrival by breathtaking city skyline which is adorned with the world's most beautiful set of modern architecture.
Due to the large number of parks and greenery Chicago is also called “City in the garden”. This became the motto of the city.
What to do and see: visit the official Chicago tourism website.
Be prepared, what is important to know about Chicago:
- Chicago Currency: USD
- Chicago Telephone area code: +1 312
- Chicago Electricity (plug): Electricity in United States is 110-220 volts, frequency 60Hz, plug type A and B. Check out the type of plug.
- Chicago Annual events: Chicago Auto Show (Feb), Chicago Kids and Kites Festival (May), Chicago Blues Festival (Jun), Grant Park Music Festival (Jun), Pride Parade (Jun), Guinness Oyster Fest (Sep), Chicago Jazz Festival (Sep) and more.
- Chicago Public holidays: check out on Government website.
- Chicago Weather average:
Spring (Mar - May): 0°C - 21°C
Summer (Jun - Aug): 16°C - 29°C
Autumn (Sep - Nov): 2°C - 25°C
Winter (Dec - Feb): -8°C - 3°C
Find information about transports in Chicago on government website:
- Getting around Chicago: buses, train and rail.
- Taxis can be hailed from the streets.
- Living expenses
Top schools in Chicago
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