When you read my title, you might be thinking: what the heck is this? Well, not many people know this state that has taught me many values. I as an international student very much appreciate being in the midwest, the center of the United States, in a state called Iowa.
I know that people in my country don't know about Iowa because most of my friends go to states like California, or New York or those famous states. But unlike others, apparently my family knows the secret that the States have: the land that can build one's personality - Iowa.
Iowa might not be famous, but it is a very important state for the states. And fun fact! Iowa is one of the four largest producer of corn, that's why its souvenirs and logos mostly are corns. But wait! Being agricultural doesn't mean there's nothing more to Iowa! People greeting you with smile, farmer's market, high quality education, and family life environment also help Iowa become a sweet secret that not many people know, yet valuable!
So in collaboration with my writing I've decided to wear my Iowa shirt and taking picture near the field at the back of my apartment:
iowa shirt, vanity shirt, thailand belt, alloy clogs, claire's socks, monaco skirt, forever 21 accessories, sammoon hat
Another fun facts, Ashton Kutcher, a famous goodlooking actor played in a lot of movies, is from Iowa. And one of my friend, Eva Andersen is also from Iowa. She might not be as popular now, but I'm sure she will be famous in the future, in a filming industry!
Click here to view her video which was featured in the hoboken international film festival
Some pictures of Iowa:
most views in Iowa: Corn field
Cedar Rapids, one of the big cities in Iowa
Des Moines, the Capital of Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa, Where my University : University of Northern Iowa is located!
So, if you have more questions about Iowa, don't hesitate to ask me! Especially those International students that are considering studying abroad, I will tell you my personal experience here! And if I don't know the answer, I can ask my friends who have lived in Iowa their whole life!
Catherine Au Jong