A city of 8 million residents, New York is the cultural capital of the United States. Here you'll find the best in museums, music, theatre, film, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and more. A 24 hour public transport system means it's cheap and easy to get around. New York is perfect for students who enjoy an active, multi-cultural, exhilarating city. You may also wish to venture to some of the beautiful beaches and state parks located just an hour away. Long Island, upstate New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut surround the city. Outdoor lovers can hike, canoe, ski, and enjoy the countryside.