Located in the midst of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Utah is full of unique scenery and home to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Arches National Monument. Utah is known as the "Crossroads of the West," and has become a center for business and culture. Utah has professional basketball, hockey, and baseball teams, and great college sports as well. Salt Lake City, capital of Utah and near Provo, was selected to host the 2002 Winter Olympics. Several Olympic competitions were held in Provo.
Provo is home to one of America's most well known and largest private universities—Brigham Young University—and has a college town atmosphere. It is the perfect environment for foreign students to acquire the skills they need to succeed. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
Provo's crime rates per 100,000 population are well below the national average. Most impressively, Provo's violent crimes index is more than 80% below the national average. Provo has also been ranked in 2013 as the second safest metropolitan city in the U.S. by CQ Press.
Consistently High National Rankings
Provo was ranked as the second best performing city in America among large cities by the Milken Institute, which looked at a variety of metrics. Thanks to high quality of life and a pre-existing fiber internet backbone, Google recently announced that Provo would be the third city in the U.S.A. to receive Google Fiber, meaning that (among other things) all homes in Provo would receive free fiber internet for a small installation fee. Click here for more information.
Highly Educated People
Education is very important in Utah, and Provo's young population has one of the highest concentrations in the U.S. of people who can speak a foreign language. Utah has the greatest number of children in dual-immersion language programs than any other state in the U.S.