Country Fact File

The facts and figures

  • Capital: Washington DC
  • Population: 308 million
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Time Zone: GMT-5.00 to GMT-10.00 depending on the state.
  • International dialling code: +001
  • Languages: English

The Fun stuff

  • Read
    • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Watch
    • All the President's Men (1976)
    • Dances with Wolves (1990)
    • Apollo 13 (1995)
    • Glory (1989)
    • Platoon (1986)
    • Amistad (1997)
    • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
  • Do
    • Explore the Big Apple
    • Catch a basketball, baseball or American football match
    • Enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Florida
  • Eat: Pumpkin pie
  • Cost of a beer: £1.50 ($2.50) approx.
  • Did you know?
    • The Declaration of Independence was written on paper made from hemp
    • More men died from disease during the American Civil War than died in battle
    • With an area of just 1,545 square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA. The largest is Alaska, with area of 663,268 square miles
    • The USA has no official language
    • At over 32,000 feet, Mauna Kea (located in Hawaii) is the tallest mountain in the world – but most of it lies under the sea. Only 13,796 feet of it is above sea level.


Other similar Eco projects are available in The Grand Canyon, Arizona and Bryce Canyon, Utah. If you are interested in either of these please refer to the documents below, which list the arrival dates. Note that application deadlines are 4 weeks before departure. You can apply via the 'Book Eco USA now!' link at the bottom of the page.

The Grand Canyon Eco USA Project

Bryce Canyon Eco USA Project