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CULTURE

When attending Butte College, the majority of our international students choose to live in the city of Chico. Chico is a small city made up of about 100,000 people. With both Butte College and California State University, Chico in town, Chico is most certainly a "college town". As a result of so many students, Chico is filled with the art, vibrancy, diversity and culture of a much larger city to an otherwise small safe city. Friendly people can be found chatting with friends at one of the many local coffee houses, soaking up the sun or hiking together in Bidwell Park, one of the United States largest municipal parks.

Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, water sports, photography or just playing in the outdoors with friends, there are a myriad of choices for you to participate in. Summer and winter sports and activities are to be found easily. Lassen Peak, Mount Shasta, Lake Oroville and Bidwell Park are all close by and contain some of the best outdoor recreational spots around. Had enough of nature for a while? Large cities like San Francisco are just a day trip away for weekend shopping and fun!

Come join us to live and study in one of the best cities to live in the Unites States. We would love to welcome you!

Still have questions? -  One of the best ways to get a feel of the culture of a city is to ask a local resident! Please feel free to email Butte College staff member, Tim Phelps, at phelpsti@butte.edu or check out our International Club Facebook page and post a discussion topic or check out the pictures taken by our club members.

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