- You’ll love the thriving music tradition – Nashville is known internationally as “Music City USA” for its long and vibrant history of songwriting, recording, and publishing. Today it is the home of country music and offers plenty of other sounds from rock and blues to classical and jazz. World-famous music stars like Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Robert Plant, and Faith Hill call Nashville home.
- You want to live in the middle of everywhere – With an international airport and four interstate highways, Nashville is centrally located and offers easy access for travel to other parts of the U.S. Atlanta, St. Louis, and Memphis (home of Elvis Presley) are a morning’s drive away, and you can reach Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, or Washington D.C. in a day by car.
- You can save money while you learn English – Though Nashville is a thriving city, it is a relatively inexpensive place to live. The cost of living in Nashville is 12 percent lower than the average for the U.S. That means your rent, food, gas, and other expenses will be lower than in many U.S. cities.
- You’ll be surrounded by higher education – Nashville is also called the “Athens of the South” because of its many colleges and universities. Many IEI students go on to attend one of the 21 major universities in and near Nashville, including Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, and Middle Tennessee State.
- You want to be part of an international community – Nashville is a truly international city with over 100,000 foreign-born residents from around the world. You’ll find stores, shops, community organizations, and places of worship representing and serving a variety of cultures. Events throughout the year celebrate the international diversity of Nashville.
Coming Monday…5 more reasons to study English in Nashville!