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Old 12-12-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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Default Is it a good time to do overseas study?

How does Economy Crisis affect International student to study in US?

IS the economic down trend bring a attractive bargain for the international student to do overseas study?
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Legally, you will not be able to work off-campus, so I dunno. It depends on how much aid you get I suppose.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Right now is not a good time for students to study in the US. If you are from Europe, European currencies are down against the dollar. Since the US economy isn't in great shape, aid money is limited. The first aid that gets cut is for foreign students. As K-Luv said, generally you can't work off campus and many campus jobs are limited as more students are wanting to work. For instance, I was only getting 2 hours a week for my on-campus job (when I was promised 8) and that was even before the economy crash! My friends on campus (I'm abroad for the year now) have been telling me how tight on-campus jobs are and how jipped people are for hours.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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Actually, the euro is in better shape than the dollar.

The others are assuming you'll need to work here. Is that true?

I don't think the economy being bad is going to make universities reduce tuition if that's what you're thinking. If you give us more information on what you're thinking and looking for, then we as a group might be able to give you better responses.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:52 AM
 
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I'm talking US against Asia.
Having the economy crush makes international students be laid off after school?

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I don't think the economy being bad is going to make universities reduce tuition if that's what you're thinking
fee huh? Yeh that's what i'm thinking.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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Tough economics times typically increase university enrollment as many Undergraduates who cannot get jobs go on to Graduate school and many people who are unemployed go back to school full-time or take courses at community colleges to improve skills to get other jobs. I do not think the universities will reduce tutions, though they may not increase the tution at the same rate they have been incresing in past years.
External corporate funding for research will definately be down and that may reduce number of research assistantships.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I'm talking US against Asia.
Having the economy crush makes international students be laid off after school?

fee huh? Yeh that's what i'm thinking.
The economy will be different by the time that you graduate college. It could be better, or it could be worse. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. Not to sound like a jerk, but if you want to study in the US I would worry more about your english than the economy.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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but if you want to study in the US I would worry more about your english than the economy.
Why?
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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I think K-Luv is saying that the economy is going to do whatever it's going to do so you might as well just go to college now. Regarding your english, it's not as fluid as a native speaker. Learning to write (and perhaps speak it) better will be very helpful to you. I hope that comes across as more helpful then rude.
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