I went to the US mainly to exploit a student visa & jump to a job at the first opp. I failed, ended up doing a PhD with no academic interest, mainly to dodge deportation.

Eventually I became a college professor, then quit to become a lanyard-wearing Bangalore techie

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Look at study abroad as bigger than the money you spend for it. It’s an incredible privilege to have that resource. But you’re not paying for the degree – you are paying for the places, people, worldviews, cultures you experience.

If you go to the US as a foreign student, the odds are, the degree alone won’t get you a work permit, except for a small number of degrees, and institutions.

But if you got a short-term job, say 1-3 years on your allowed academic visa, you’ll earn back a good chunk of the loan.

 

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