Texas offers diverse terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, and to the desert and mountains of the Big Bend. Historically, the whole of Texas culture comes from a blend of Southern (Dixie), Western (Frontier), and Southwestern (Mexican/Anglo fusion) influences, varying in degrees of such from one region to another. Students can enjoy wonderful scenery and outdoor activities as well as museums, historic sites and cultural events.