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California has seen a booming economic and demographic growth over the twentieth and century, notably thanks to exceptional natural advantages. Today the first American state thanks to its economic level, California could figure among the top ten world powers. It is also the most populated state in the United States, essential for the part of the population that lives in the agglomerations of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. California represents one of the most attractive States of the Sunbelt (“belt of the sun”) and receives each year many of the many immigrants from Asia and Mexico essentially.

Mineral resources are abundant: oil, natural gas, money and iron ore.

California Agriculture

The first agricultural state in the country, thanks to large-scale irrigation, California is one of the first fruit producers in the world (citrus fruits, fisheries, apricots). Viticulture (practiced in the Napa Valley), cotton, sugar beet, potatoes, rice, crops and livestock (cattle, poultry) are the primary resources and activities of the primary sector. Forestry and fishing are also active.

The industrial fabric of California, particularly diversified, rests on aeronautics, high technology (computer science, electronics, biology), chemistry, metallurgy, mechanics, automotive construction, armaments, agri-food and textiles. The film industry (located in Hollywood, sometimes called “the temple of world cinema”) is the most important in the world.

Despite numerous job cuts in the 1980s, California's economy nevertheless remained prosperous and dynamic thanks to very efficient sectors of research and high technology - the Silicon Valley, the “feud” of world computing, is a world-famous illustration, a species Economic “model” for business creation and development - but also thanks to the presence of cheap labor and the development of maquiladoras (or subcontracting assembly workshops) on the Mexican border, namely between Tijuana and San Diego. The turn towards the economic zone of the Pacific, today more active of the world, California attracts important flows of foreign capital, especially Japanese.

California has numerous centers of scientific and university investigations of world-wide fame, among which the university of California to Berkeley, the Californian Institute outside Technology (Caltech) to Pasadena, or the university Stanford to Palo Alto.

Tourism, particularly developed, relies on incomparable natural and cultural sites: Los Angeles and its contemporary art museum (the world's largest); San Francisco and its bay; Disneyland, Anaheim; Hollywood; the Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park; and finally, Southern California beaches.

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California Public Schools by County

Turlock Christian School - Turlock, Bay Area

The Turlock Christian School is a private school in Turlock, California that was founded in 1969. The school is currently attended by around 720 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The students are taught here at a very good level and can choose from a variety of AP courses, i.e. courses at the highest level, which should prepare the students well for the university. Furthermore, the school has focused on the natural sciences and technology, which are supported by many different and interesting courses, clubs and projects.

But for all students who are not very interested in science and technology, there is of course a broad curriculum with interesting subjects such as business, Spanish and American culture. Students have access to the latest technology during their school days.

A wide variety is offered to students in the areas of sport and art. These include soccer, tennis, cheerleading and soccer. Students who are interested in music can join the school band, the choir, the jazz band or the marching band. There are also a lot of clubs so that all students can pursue their interests, here they can visit the Technology Club, be part of the student council or produce the yearbook.

Our partner in the United States is committed to ensuring that international students live in friendly host families and quickly feel comfortable away from home. Usually they are placed near the school. As the host family accommodation is a very important component, the supervisors are available to the pupils and host families at all times for all questions so that the young people feel comfortable and integrated in the new home as quickly as possible. Thus, the students have the best prerequisites to learn English and make new friends in a relaxed environment.

The city of Turlock with about 72,000 inhabitants is about 1.5 hours from the beautiful cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. Furthermore, the city is home to the California State University Stanislaus and therefore the city is filled with many students. If you are interested in hiking and also national parks, you can reach the famous Yosemite National Park in less than two hours.

 

Universities and research centers in California

There are many state and private universities in the state of California, only the most important of which are listed below.

University of Southern California (USC)
www.usc.edu
The oldest private university in Southern California was founded in 1880 and today trains around 32,000 students. The University of Southern California is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of research-intensive North American universities. The main campus of the university invites you to linger and you can admire many historic buildings in Romanesque style. Since the university is in close proximity to Hollywood, it has appeared in many films such as Forrest Gump, Ghostbusters - Die Geisterjäger, Naturally Blond, Die Reifeprüfung, Road Trip and The Social Network. The approximately 32,000 university students study at the following faculties:

Architecture Business Administration Film Studies Humanities Gerontology Engineering Science Music
Pedagogy
Pharmacy Law Social Sciences Theater Sciences Dentistry

Stanford University
www.stanford.edu
The famous Stanford University was founded in 1891 as a private university. It is located in the Bay Area, 60 km south of San Francisco. Stanford University is considered an elite university, especially in the fields of engineering, IT and medicine, and is one of the most famous universities in the world. Stanford University has a branch at the Free University in Berlin. Around 15,000 students study at the following faculties:

  • Humanities and natural sciences
  • earth sciences
  • Engineering
  • medicine
  • pedagogy
  • law Sciences
  • Economics

University of California

The University of California is a state university that extends over several locations and has a total of 192,000 students. Important locations are:

  • University of California, Berkeley (CAL, UCB, Berkeley or UC Berkeley)
    The Berkeley site is the oldest campus of the University of California. The campus is located in Berkeley on the east bank of San Francisco Bay. The university was founded in 1868 as the University of California.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
    This location is located northwest of the northern California city of Santa Cruz and was founded in 1965.
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego
    This location was founded in 1960 and maintains numerous well-known research institutes, e.g. Scripps Institution of Oceanography or San Diego Supercomputer Center.
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    The Los Angeles campus is the second oldest campus of the University of California and was founded in 1919. Located in Westwood Village in Los Angeles since 1927, the Anderson School of Management, one of the most famous business schools in the United States, has been part of this campus.
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    The campus in San Francisco has been part of the University of California since 1873 and is the smallest location of the University of California. Training takes place here exclusively in medicine and other health sciences.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena

The California Institute of Technology, or Caltech for short, was founded in 1891 and is now a very small but highly renowned university. The university has acquired a special reputation in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. Caltech graduates won a total of 31 Nobel Prizes. There are currently around 2,000 students studying at Caltech.

California State University (CSU)
www.calstate.edu
California State University is a state university. It was created in 1972 through the amalgamation of many smaller universities. California State University thus has numerous locations and a total of an incredible 415,000 students who are aiming for one of the 1,800 different degrees.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, San Diego, is a well-known research facility where the best researchers work and live together. The institute was founded in 1960. The Salk Institute is primarily devoted to molecular biology, neuroscience and plant biology and is considered the world leader.

 

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