The moment Americans actually think about moving across an ocean and to another continent just for free college is the moment you realize the American government is horrible.
We have to move to another continent just to get a decent college tuition.
I will learn German just for free college.
Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.
All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.
Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.
In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”
Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.
It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.
With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.
How to handle the language barrier
German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.
What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.
This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.
If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.
Oh to know more than basic high school german
Uh, Norse myths didn’t really have demigods, so the demigod thing doesn’t make much sense. And by fire giants does he mean Surtr and the fire Jotunn? Because, uh, they’re supposed to come in during the end of Ragnarok to destroy the world finally. Like, they lite the entire world on fire sand then kill most of the gods.
Magnus, you can’t prevent Ragnarok. The gods already accepted it’s going to happen.
secret answer: Lie.
but then it’s for our writing and i don’t like lying
222 MEANS YOU CAN ONLY GET 18 ON THE TEST BECAUSE THE PSAT ONLY HAS 240 POINTS
EXCUSE ME WHY CAN’T I GET 39 QUESTIONS WRONG
Why does California have a 222 cutoff on the PSAT for National Merits? That’s like the third highest cutoff. I want North Dakota’s cutoff.
I’ve got like 10 blanks on it. I remember nothing, everything before moving here doesn’t matter, and the stuff that does I don’t want to talk about. And I only have two photos for tomorrow’s homework.
Make soemthing up. Thats what I did
My English homework’s like “list three places you remember in vivid detail” and I have zero places listed. Yeah, this homework assignment isn’t being completed.