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    Where Would You Choose To Study?

    I live in Malaysia. Malaysia is trying very hard to be a global educational hub. Foreign students from places like Nigeria and Iran are subsidized and it is cheaper for them to study here than local Malaysians. Malaysians, on the other hand want to study in the UK, Aus and to a lesser extent the US.

    If you had to study outside your own country, where would it be -- either in the future or as a do over?

    I did both undergrad and post grad in the UK and I am a US citizen but I wouldn't want to study there. I guess if I had my time again I would like to do a degree in, possibly, Ireland. Not exciting I suppose but it is either there or the Philippines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I live in Malaysia. Malaysia is trying very hard to be a global educational hub. Foreign students from places like Nigeria and Iran are subsidized and it is cheaper for them to study here than local Malaysians. Malaysians, on the other hand want to study in the UK, Aus and to a lesser extent the US.

    If you had to study outside your own country, where would it be -- either in the future or as a do over?

    I did both undergrad and post grad in the UK and I am a US citizen but I wouldn't want to study there. I guess if I had my time again I would like to do a degree in, possibly, Ireland. Not exciting I suppose but it is either there or the Philippines.
    Depends. At the undergraduate level, I'd maybe want to try the UK, or maybe another part of Europe...maybe Australia too. Post undergraduate level (especially phd level), I would only ever study in the US barring exceptional circumstances.
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    I'd quite like to study in France.

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    Berkley or MIT. No question.


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    I did my undergrad in Canada. At the time I was applying to universities, I was only ever considering two countries - Canada and the US. Undergraduate education in both the countries is largely standardized with very little difference in my opinion, unless you go to a tier 1 US school like one of the Ivy Leagues, MIT, etc. So the more expensive tuition at US schools, despite the quality of education being the same at the undergraduate level, had me decide against it. Apparently some of these top tier US schools have rampant grade inflation. Something you don't hear of at Canadian schools. One thing I do like about US schools is that most of them seem to have a 16 weeks per term structure, as opposed to the 12 weeks per term structure here. This allows you to better absorb the material. But there's a trade-off as it amounts to less internship experience over the summer. But one thing a lot of Canadian schools are now implementing is a co-op program, where you alternate between study and work terms, this is especially useful for engineering and business program as it connects you with employers early on.

    With that said, as I look to pursue my MBA in a few years, I would only ever study in the US. But that's mainly because I want to aim for one of the top tiers. And, like SS, for me that goes for most post-grad degrees if I was to pursue. Med school being one exception. But Canadian med schools are a lot more difficult to get into, far more selective as there are less spots, so most med school aspirants here end up going to the US.

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    I'm going to NUS next year, but if I didn't have to think of costs I'd like to study in the US or Australia. Don't think I'd like UK's weather too much

    Maybe if I pursue further studies which is supposedly when a uni choice is actually more important. Dunno yet. Not ruling out signing on to my current job and pursuing a degree on the side as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I live in Malaysia. Malaysia is trying very hard to be a global educational hub. Foreign students from places like Nigeria and Iran are subsidized and it is cheaper for them to study here than local Malaysians. Malaysians, on the other hand want to study in the UK, Aus and to a lesser extent the US.

    If you had to study outside your own country, where would it be -- either in the future or as a do over?

    I did both undergrad and post grad in the UK and I am a US citizen but I wouldn't want to study there. I guess if I had my time again I would like to do a degree in, possibly, Ireland. Not exciting I suppose but it is either there or the Philippines.
    Yeah I lived with a Malaysian girl studying in the UK. She didn't think twice about moving when the opportunity came up. According to her finding white people hugely attractive was a major pull for school leavers there.

    I'd go anywhere as long as it was a decent uni and size of city outside the UK+Ireland.
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    My preference would be a top tier US school at least after undergraduate. I feel they offer the best programs and the competition and quality of peer students is pretty good which makes it a very good place to study.
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    I did my undergrad at The University of Auckland. If I was to do postgraduate study it would be at CU (Colorado University). Their Boulder campus is beautiful and it's a party school. It's also only a 25min drive from my home.

    TBH, I enjoy working more that studying, so it'll never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    I did my undergrad at The University of Auckland. If I was to do postgraduate study it would be at CU (Colorado University). Their Boulder campus is beautiful and it's a party school. It's also only a 25min drive from my home.
    Undergrad is usually the time to look for party schools. Doubt you'll have much time to party as a graduate student

    Speaking of campuses, Stanford's the most beautiful one I've visited. Johns Hopkins is meh, but I love the running trails in and around the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    Undergrad is usually the time to look for party schools. Doubt you'll have much time to party as a graduate student

    Speaking of campuses, Stanford's the most beautiful one I've visited. Johns Hopkins is meh, but I love the running trails in and around the area.
    There's always time to party!

    The CU campus is nestled in the foothills of the rocky mountains, it's gorgeous. Trails up the wazoo, too.

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    Nice!
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    Am quite fortunate to have studied in two rather pleasant locales.





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