Brace for lots of text. Tl;dr is how should I got about studying my degree program as cheaply and efficiently as possible either here in the USA or in Europe, taking into account that my end goal is to settle in non-Anglo Western/Northern Europe for several reasons. The degree program would ideally be a teacher program of some kind, or perhaps applied linguistics since I'm good at language (currently have skill in several). I am eligible for Irish citizenship but haven't applied yet, although the application would be processed in around 18 months apparently (fuck).
It would be much appreciated if you could offer any advice on this. It is quite difficult to get any information about all this shit, to find someone who has all the relevant exeperience needded to answer such questions.
I am trying to emigrate to belgium, norway, or the netherlands along with possibly a few other possible locations (other cheaper places like estonia would just be for uni, not for permanent living like the above 3 places). I want to get a bachelors degree, where I am 1.5 years or so into a degree at a small irrelevant community college here but I'm aware that my credits/classes would probably not transfer. Although at the very least they would be qualifying me for further studies in some of these countries (i.e. norway requries a year of uni before applying).
My question is how do I go about this? When should I go, right now and disregard the 1.5/4 years I have done and go study a 3 year european bachelor? Or would it be better to continue my bachelor's education here in California? I want to move to experience new culture and language and stuff, but my values and politics are much more in line with germanic europe basically, so that is another motivation. Would it really be necessary to take out student loans? I have family that can contribute but I'd rather not rely on that, and im not sure how much I could get.
The fees for studying at my closest university are in the OP picture, which with tuition fees is fucking expensive as hell (not sure if I could still live at home). Norway requires you to have 16k USD for every year you study in order to get your visa, so we can take that as an indicator of how much it would cost to study there (they have no tuition fees).
I have around 4,000USD (~3,000 euro) in the bank, as well as a part time 12USD (9 euro) an hour job that I have while studying...but hopefully if I moved over I could get something full time while I was learning the language.
> teacher program of some kind
I don't know how it is in murrica, but here only academic failures become teachers and teacher courses are a dumbed down version of the real thing.
>disregard the 1.5/4 years I have done and go study a 3 year european bachelor
I'm not sure whether it's possible, but university bureaucracies are remarkably cooperative when you just ask them. Perhaps you can convert those 1.5 years into one bachelor year or something.
>I don't know how it is in murrica, but here only academic failures become teachers and teacher courses are a dumbed down version of the real thing.
och, well...i enjoy working with kids and particularly enjoy teaching
i would be that one cool actually helpful teacher you had that one time, among the sea of shit teachers....
>I'm not sure whether it's possible, but university bureaucracies are remarkably cooperative when you just ask them. Perhaps you can convert those 1.5 years into one bachelor year or something.
r-really? fugg, i might have to ask then! thanks for the response
any more thoughts on my plans? perhaps if not on benelux+nordics then with germany?
I saw your thread on /int/ but didn't read it, any leftover questions? I'd like to avoid being redundant.