Salt Lake City, in the U.S. state of Utah, is the capital and the largest city in Utah and the biggest urban center in the Intermountain West. Salt Lake City is known for its beautiful location, enclosed right in the Salt Lake Valley, to the northeast, and by the Great Salt Lake, to the northwest. To the east and the south of Salt Lake City, one can appreciate the beauty of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges. The mountains in Salt Lake Valley have many canyons that have been affected and formed thanks to glacial streams and rivers, making the sight of the whole of the area awe-inspiring and a reminder of the rich natural beauty of North America.
There are many exchange students from outside the United States that choose Salt Lake City as their destination for completing their education, and this is also due to the stunning natural scenery of the state of Utah. Most students who choose Utah tend to be nature lovers or “outdoorsy people”; that is, people who enjoy outdoor activities and sports such as trekking, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and so on.
Although the city of Salt Lake in itself is not really that big (with nearly 200 thousand inhabitants and roughly over a million including the metropolitan area), there are a number of things and activities that students can enjoy to make their stay in Salt Lake City a bit more fun. The city is home to many night clubs and bars and, of course, well known sororities and fraternity houses, which often host a wide range of social activities arranged by and for students with the purpose of promoting social ties among the community of fellow classmates, not to mention to have fun, party, drink, make friends, hook up with someone nice, or, why not, perhaps even find love!