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Preparing for your presentation

Researching facts and figures about your home city, country, and region as a whole prior to and while living in the United States is a good way to gather more information about what to present to students and types of questions people may have about your presentation. Likewise, when you present to students once you return home, you will be able to share with them facts about the U.S. to accurately answer any questions they may have. In order to find some of numbers to these factors you may want to consult the CIA World Fact Book and your home country’s government website. You might also want to research some articles in both your home country’s and U.S. media sources. Next consult the United Nations website to learn how your home city, country, and region are perceived in the global context. Is your area first world? Developing? Third world? Democratic? Undemocratic? Weak? Powerful? Slow Growth? Rapid Growth? Religious? Conservative? Traditional? Progressive? Liberal? Try to answer all of these questions on a basis of your home town, region, country, and country as apart of a general region.

Some facts you may want to re-familiarize yourself with are:

Geography (in both your region and country)

  • Size in Sq. Miles
  • Natural Resources


  • Population
  • Life Expectancy
  • Ethnic Groups & Percentage of Each
  • Religious Groups & Percentage of Each
  • Literacy Rate
  • Average Income
  • Percentage of Population that attend University


  • Political Structure
  • Current Politicians in Office


  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Poverty Line & Percentage of People Living Below It
  • Main Industries