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About The St. Louis Region

Saint Charles, home to The Art Institute of St. Louis, is rich in history and culture, welcoming new residents and visitors to its river shore. Saint Charles is located approximately 30 minutes from St. Louis' amenities.

The St. Louis metropolitan area is home to nearly three million people. Known for its jazz and blues music, the city is also home to the St. Louis Symphony, the country's second-oldest symphony.

Tourists visit the famous Gateway Arch and taste regional cuisine including toasted ravioli and St. Louis-style pizza. The St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo are also popular destinations.

Sports enthusiasts follow the Cardinals, Gateway Grizzlies, River City Rascals, Rams, and Blues. And race fans enjoy drag racing events at Gateway International Raceway. The city is also home to more than 100 parks.

Major companies in the region include Express Scripts, Emerson Electric, Monsanto, Reinsurance Group of America, Centene, Peabody Energy, and Edward Jones Investments.

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What Makes St. Louis Special?

St. Louis has nine companies on the Fortune 500 list—providing great opportunities for students to gain valuable internship experience.

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