Pointpizza wrote:leave the US just to live somewhere just like the US for two years
Okay clearly you have never been to Canada.
Pointpizza wrote:I guess I was concerned about the cost of going to UK schools.
The cost of going to school in Germany and France is low - however, the cost of living is high and there is very little funding given for graduate students. There are external scholarships for example DAAD, but they barely give you enough to scrape by and are EXTREMELY competitive.
I thought I read it is less expensive than the US.
Currently at my school I pay about 3k for foodplan and 12k for housing a year. 15 /9 is 1.333k a month on basic living. I read you can get 500 - 750 per month rent dependibg on the school possible even less. Then you eat frugally, and dont ever splurge. I can live on less than 3.5k for food in a year whicg is 300 a month almost. I will bring soap and toothpaste there myself.
All that is missing from the comaprison is scholarships and fasfa. Does fasfa not work overseas? Say 900 a month, thats 10.8k a year for everything including food etc.
I will look closer at canada as per your suggestion, by the way. You are right I haven't been there before.