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Posted 2/15/16 , edited 2/15/16

aListers wrote:

Personally, I don't know why americans continue to study in the USA when you have europe as an option. At the very least we're way cheaper than any university in the US and we give the same, if not higher, standards of education for those cheap cheap prices.


I know that in the American South it's cheaper than the rest of the country. There are also got a bunch of sports scholarships for everyone. Thus we end up with a lot of UK folks coming over because (with scholarships) its cheaper.
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lol okay pink floyd
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Even if they can't stay indefinitely, getting a degree with little or no debt is worth it. USA is so messed up with its education.

But then they'd have to first learn to speak German fluently, learn in German, think in German...well, I guess it can't be that bad.



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cyberfaust wrote:


Elzabetel wrote:


Even if they can't stay indefinitely, getting a degree with little or no debt is worth it. USA is so messed up with its education.

But then they'd have to first learn to speak German fluently, learn in German, think in German...well, I guess it can't be that bad.





I've been to Germany. Most speak or at least understand English.
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If I ever felt like going to college, i'll look into this
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Elzabetel wrote:
I've been to Germany. Most speak or at least understand English.

I think it 'd be unreasonable for English speaking students to expect college classes to be taught in English though. It'd be kind of inconsiderate to the native Germans. I'd be surprised if they could go through the school system without a strong grasp of German. But that's just my assumptions.
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That much is true.

But German is by far the closest language in the world to English in terms of the origins of the language and the words used and such.

So learning it isn't really that difficult if you're a native English speaker. I'm far from being fluent in it, but I found it far quicker to learn than Spanish for example - and obviously much faster than Japanese or similar, which shares next to no similarities with English at all in terms of structure.

When combined with many people in Germany speaking English and understanding it, surviving for the short amount of time needed to become properly fluent seems like it would be entirely reasonable.

Though the cost of actually "living" in Germany, among other concerns, don't make it necessarily worth it. Plus, if you plan to move back afterwards, it's entirely possible that your degree may be looked down upon by certain people (depending on where you are from) for being from some place they have never heard of in another country.

Really though, it is sad that it would be worth it for anybody to go halfway around the world simply to go to college, when they have perfectly serviceable ones in their own country, simply due to extreme costs.
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cyberfaust wrote:


Elzabetel wrote:
I've been to Germany. Most speak or at least understand English.

I think it 'd be unreasonable for English speaking students to expect college classes to be taught in English though. It'd be kind of inconsiderate to the native Germans. I'd be surprised if they could go through the school system without a strong grasp of German. But that's just my assumptions.


Actually, if you want to go into STEM or buisness studies there are plenty of Universities that offer all classes in English and several Master programs are completly taught in English with no possibility to study them in German at all. We just fucking hate every single aspect of our own cutlure, so come here, grab your diplomas and fuck off before Sharia Law will be established; unless you endorse it of course.
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biscuitnote wrote:

Germany is going to be muslim infested islamic theocracy by 2050. I'd rather stick to the US.


lol yup^
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dichologos wrote:

That much is true.

But German is by far the closest language in the world to English in terms of the origins of the language and the words used and such.

So learning it isn't really that difficult if you're a native English speaker. I'm far from being fluent in it, but I found it far quicker to learn than Spanish for example - and obviously much faster than Japanese or similar, which shares next to no similarities with English at all in terms of structure.

I'm just gonna have to refer you to "The Awful German Language" by Mark Twain...

For context, I studied German in middle/high school so I know some things, but I don't think I could a sentence together anymore. But genders, adjective endings, and cases...smh

strudel...bratwurst...baumkuchen...


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Actually, if you want to go into STEM or buisness studies there are plenty of Universities that offer all classes in English and several Master programs are completly taught in English with no possibility to study them in German at all. We just fucking hate every single aspect of our own cutlure, so come here, grab your diplomas and fuck off before Sharia Law will be established; unless you endorse it of course.

Based on what I remember from my German classes, I believe that.
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Posted 2/17/16
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Meh I don't trust any country that produced something as god awful as the Third Reich.
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Most of those immigrants are just a bunch of Rhiners. I do Nazi why we would want Rhiners, Anne Frankly I don't care.


Anna Frankly xDD Niceee
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