The Dollars and “Sense” of Studying Outside the US
October 27th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel
Going away for college gives students the opportunity to develop the kinds of life skills that will make them productive members of society. Potential employers look favorably upon the kind of independence that comes hand in hand with leaving home. To be truly successful, though, it is important to be able to demonstrate your ability think critically and “think outside the box”. Easier said than done but there is one way you can work on all three at the same time: pursue your degree outside of the United States.
Now wait, you ask, why would I study outside the US? After all, thousands of students every year sit for rigorous examinations and complete lengthy applications for the chance to study in the US. So it is, and there is no arguing that the quality of an American education is, on average, second to none. Unfortunately, it is also among the most expensive. With already-high tuition rising faster than inflation, an American education is no bargain. This, combined with the fact that four international schools (two in Canada and two in Ireland) made The Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges, means that budget-savvy students should give international options a second glance.