Bristol University does not assume responsibility for student housing, does not have dormitory facilities under its control, nor does it offer student housing assistance.
However, the City of Anaheim has a variety of housing programs that may be useful. You can find valuable information on the Student’s Guide to College Housing from the Center for Online Education.
Anaheim, now the tenth largest city in California, began in 1857 as a colony of German farmers. Founding member George Hansen surveyed the original 200 acres which now comprise the city's downtown area, bounded by North, South, East and West streets. The city's name is a composition of "Ana" from the nearby Santa Ana River and "heim," German for home. Those early pioneers considered this location their "home by the river."
Today, Anaheim is home to Disneyland, the Los Angeles Angels baseball team, the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey team, the Honda Center, and the Anaheim Convention Center.
You will find plenty of things to see and do in this area. You will be 10 to 20 minutes away from the beautiful white-sanded beaches of Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. Great shopping centers and eateries are excellent places to spend with your friends and family.Trendy restaurants with delicious food are abundant in Anaheim. But, if you are the kind of people who enjoy historic places, Anaheim is also the perfect place to be in.
From the Gold Rush days, people from around the country and the world have viewed California as a land of opportunity. Today, the faces of its citizens reflect virtually every area of the globe, as new arrivals continue to stake their claims to the California dream.
The Golden State has the largest Spanish-speaking population in the country, as well as more people of Native American, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese ancestry than any other state.
Non-Hispanic Caucasians - whose ancestors came from countries such as England, Ireland, Germany, and Italy - are the largest group, making up a bit more than half of the population.
More than a quarter of Californians are Hispanic. Most of them have ethnic roots in Spain and Latin America, especially in Mexico and Central America.
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are about one-tenth of the state's population, and African-Americans are about 7 percent. Although Native Americans make up less than one percent of the total population, California has about 250 Native American tribes, more than exist in any other state.
One of the best ways to learn about Californians is to eat in ethnic restaurants. There you can find Chinese dim sum (dumplings and other "little bites"), Japanese sushi (rice with bits of raw fish), American meat kabobs, Nicaraguan tamales, Mexican fish tacos, and Pad Thai (noodles with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu).
The many festivals and celebrations held in the state also reflect its ethnic diversity. In San Francisco, the annual Chinese New Year Festival and Parade (usually in February) features a huge dancing dragon and brightly lit floats. In early May, Mexican-Americans throughout the state celebrate Cinco de Mayo; some of the biggest fiestas are held in Los Angeles and San Jose.
Native American tribes gather from across the country to dance and sing at the annual Indian Fair held each June in San Diego. And in late summer, the Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire celebrates African culture around the world.
Each July, the French Festival in Santa Barbara celebrates the music, art, dancing, and food of France. In Sacramento, the Japanese Cultural Bazaar is held every August. This popular, 50-year-old festival features Japanese food, dancing, art, and Taiko drummers.
For more information, go to Visit California at www.visitcalifornia.com/
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