Minnesota isn’t called the Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. No matter where you are in the state, you’re never far from a gorgeous body of water.
2.- The Twin Cities
Even with its seemingly endless lakes, mountains, and forests, Minnesota isn’t all nature. It’s home to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, whose bustling art scene and business sectors make it one of the most vibrant and growing urban areas in the US.
3.- Small Towns
Outside of the big cities, there are also countless smaller towns that offer a more peaceful pace of life. Many Minnesotans make these towns their destination on day or weekend trips to discover quaint coffee shops, fun pubs, and local shops.
From organized team sports to individual activities like skiing and hiking, if there’s one thing Minnesotans can’t get enough of, it’s sports. They’re proud to be the home of professional basketball, baseball, hockey, and American football teams, and their pristine nature offers every day opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Minnesota is renowned across the US for their many unique and delicious food offerings. People travel from far and wide to try such dishes as a Juicy Lucy, a cheese-stuffed hamburger invented in Minneapolis, or Hotdish, a potato casserole beloved in nearly every Minnesota home.
6.- Nordic Heritage
The state was heavily settled by Norwegians and Swedes who emigrated to the US throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Many Minnesotans still hold on to traditions from their Scandinavian roots and are very interested to meet people from these countries.
7.- Scholarships are Available
NORAM partners with three different schools in Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, St. Olaf College in Northfield, and Concordia College in Moorhead. To learn more about how we can send you there, set up a free advising appointment with us here.
Read more about our partnerschools here.
Written by: Matt Gibson