Is it true studying in Europe is better?
I have heard it's cheaper but I know you usually go to college where you can pursue a career. Are there many career opportunities in Europe? If so, what type of career is most needed? Do you end up living there?
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Albeit all of this I highly recommend having an experience abroad if you can make it work. I studied in the UK (I am British) and went on to study in Spain, which was an incredible experience and led to me living there for 15 years before being given the opportunity to move to the US. So if you feel brave and adventurous and above all if you want to broaden your horizons or are particularly interested in an Undergraduate/Postgraduate program I highly recommend it, but I would not suggest it if it is only about saving money because it will not be as cheap as you assume and you will not necessarily have you support network (family/friends) close by, if it does not turn out to be what you hoped.
This is a very subjective question as choosing the best place to study depends on multiple factors, along with money.
Firstly, think about what you want to study, and why. This will help you narrow your area of focus when it comes to finding the right college for yourself.
Secondly, research local and international universities that offer courses best aligned with your chosen field. Through this, you can assess whether the costs of each university are suitable to what you are looking for from the particular university (international exposure, opportunities to network, learning goals and opportunities, employability etc).
Thirdly, research the job market for your chosen field, locally and internationally. This will help you in understanding what skills within your field are in demand currently, and will be in time for your graduation.
Studying abroad can be a great experience, and I believe you can reap the greatest benefits by researching your options thoroughly.
Have you considered attending a US college and while there taking a semester or year abroad? Many college students do this and have a wonderful experience getting to know the country they decided to study in. I suggest this as it will take a great deal of research to determine where are the best colleges, what the job market and economy are like in various countries and then how easily it will be for a non-citizen to get a job in a foreign country. Colleges have wonderful study abroad programs where you can go to any number of countries to study and also get some travel in while there. Once in Europe it is much less to travel to other countries.
Good luck with your decision!
I am going to match Alexandra's answer: schools in Europe are cheaper because they receive money from tax-payers. That is as simple as that. Also, please consider that while getting abroad to study, in addition to the fact that the schools will have higher fees for non-resident and/or non-European citizen, you should also consider cost of living there. You need an apartment, you need to eat ... Cost might be higher than you think when you add all that up. Depending on the country you live in, there might be immigration costs to add on top of it.
Finally, if we move costs away, there is the language. Studying in a country means you need to be fluent enough to understand the language and what is taught. It is hard if you hardly speak the language.
I am French and a friend of mine at the university was Russian. He had the hell of the first year: he had hard time communicating with us, harder time to just understand the questions in the tests. Just to mention few examples. He spent most of his vacation time studying French then trying to catch up with what he did not understand. And he was helped by a russian-speaking teacher. Sure, you will find English speakers but remember that many schools will require you write into the country's language.