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2022-07-02 9:08:51 PM  
Tell me one more time about Venezuela and failed socialism.
 
2022-07-02 9:24:18 PM  
As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000
 
2022-07-02 9:55:54 PM  

feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000


$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.
 
2022-07-02 9:59:11 PM  
Imagine if US state colleges charged no tuition and besides no student loan debt also get paid around $960 a month for spending money  as a student.
 
2022-07-03 12:24:35 AM  

sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.


Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.
 
2022-07-03 2:07:45 AM  

feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.


And it shows.
 
2022-07-03 2:18:08 AM  
Study Nordic models!? OH MY!
 
2022-07-03 2:26:33 AM  
I hated school
I hated it
I am not an educated woman, but I am happy
 
2022-07-03 2:28:52 AM  
INSANE

/and me without mg fork
 
2022-07-03 2:29:07 AM  
🤬
 
2022-07-03 2:45:45 AM  
However, living expenses in Norway can be high. Students are will need around $1700 per month
 
2022-07-03 3:11:14 AM  

feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.


FTA
There are over 1,000 programmes taught in English by German universities
Many Swedish universities provide free PhD tuition to American citizens, and even better, most of the programmes are taught in English
[Slovenia] About 150 English programs are available
US Students who speak Czech or are willing to learn are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around $1,080 per semester.


What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?
 
2022-07-03 3:21:20 AM  

johnryan51: Tell me one more time about Venezuela and failed socialism.


Why?

You didn't understand any of it the first time.
 
2022-07-03 3:22:52 AM  

eurotrader: Imagine if US state colleges charged no tuition and besides no student loan debt also get paid around $960 a month for spending money  as a student.


Then Americans would likely be less stupid, as a whole.
 
2022-07-03 3:28:51 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.

FTA
There are over 1,000 programmes taught in English by German universities
Many Swedish universities provide free PhD tuition to American citizens, and even better, most of the programmes are taught in English
[Slovenia] About 150 English programs are available
US Students who speak Czech or are willing to learn are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around $1,080 per semester.

What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?


The courses taught in English are basically the ones the nations target their export against.

So, that's what you're limited to. Because English is definitely not the norm.

I studied social sciences, and whilst the literature was in English about half the time, lectures never where.

Though there was 1 semester courses in English, those were for exchange students.
 
2022-07-03 4:28:48 AM  

johnryan51: Tell me one more time about Venezuela and failed socialism.


Doesn't really help when you're essentially a single-resource economy and you get sanctioned.

But yeah, sure, failed socialism. 🙄
 
2022-07-03 6:19:04 AM  

feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000


Subby can't even make complete sentences in English.
 
2022-07-03 6:21:16 AM  
The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."
 
2022-07-03 6:36:48 AM  

NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."


Having just returned from The Netherlands, I can say English is pretty close to their first language there. You just need to remember to end every word with shhh.
 
2022-07-03 6:43:49 AM  

iheartscotch: Study Nordic models!? OH MY!


It's the Study A Broad program.
 
2022-07-03 6:54:52 AM  

lookheremyman: NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."

Having just returned from The Netherlands, I can say English is pretty close to their first language there. You just need to remember to end every word with shhh.


I remember a Dutch metal singer saying that Dutch isn't a good language for singing in.  So she preferred English.. or sometimes Italian.
 
2022-07-03 6:57:58 AM  

NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."


When I was there, decades ago now, there was an incredible amount of English fluency.  Learned just barely enough Swedish to eek by in certain situations, but almost everyone wanted to use their English and then they'd apologize for maybe not speaking so well.  In most cases, my friend and I were like, "WTF are you talking about, your English is great.", and that was the truth.  Met Swedes that sounded straight up proper British.
 
2022-07-03 6:59:49 AM  

thecactusman17: iheartscotch: Study Nordic models!? OH MY!

It's the Study A Broad program.


Obligatory "they don't like to be called broads!"
 
2022-07-03 7:27:57 AM  

vrax: NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."

When I was there, decades ago now, there was an incredible amount of English fluency.  Learned just barely enough Swedish to eek by in certain situations, but almost everyone wanted to use their English and then they'd apologize for maybe not speaking so well.  In most cases, my friend and I were like, "WTF are you talking about, your English is great.", and that was the truth.  Met Swedes that sounded straight up proper British.


Their attitude of "there are only 10 million native Swedish speakers so we shouldn't expect foreigners to learn our language" is a large part of why their economy is so very strong.

91% of their population is proficient in English.

Crazy.

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2022-07-03 7:48:05 AM  
Article is from 2016. Perhaps an updated, post pandemic article?
 
2022-07-03 8:06:37 AM  
Ha! As if any American could ever hope to qualify.

Some things  would exclude most Americans:

-learn a foreign language, mandatory. This excludes 98%
-able to pass an entrance exam, a "wee bit" harder than the little SAT
-no criminal convictions [ sorry yanks ]
-studying something that is not gender studies, fascist studies, video gaming 101
-hold a passport

This is simply not for the average American, who is happy to study at the bible college of St. Stick Up His Arse.

Face it , Americans should probably travel to get a better view of the world, but most probably should not, for the good of the rest of us.
 
2022-07-03 8:17:29 AM  

feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000


Was that before or after your nursing degree?
 
2022-07-03 8:51:35 AM  

Alphax: lI remember a Dutch metal singer saying that Dutch isn't a good language for singing in.  So she preferred English.. or sometimes Italian.


KONTRUST: bomba (single version)
Youtube eUO9SNCBL6U


/Ok, they are from Austria, but this was a number one the Dutch charts.
 
2022-07-03 9:20:17 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?


Not all do but many do.
 
2022-07-03 9:21:16 AM  

jaylectricity: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

Was that before or after your nursing medical degree?

 
2022-07-03 10:03:51 AM  

lookheremyman: NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."

Having just returned from The Netherlands, I can say English is pretty close to their first language there. You just need to remember to end every word with shhh.


shhhCAN'T shbhUNDERSTAND shjhYOUR shhbACCENT shhhhhh
 
2022-07-03 10:12:48 AM  
I totally would have availed myself of this, but Mom and Dad were the Greatest Country On Earth types, and the scales fell too late.
 
2022-07-03 10:22:02 AM  

lookheremyman: Having just returned from The Netherlands, I can say English is pretty close to their first language there. You just need to remember to end every word with shhh.


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2022-07-03 10:34:34 AM  

lookheremyman: NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."

Having just returned from The Netherlands, I can say English is pretty close to their first language there. You just need to remember to end every word with shhh.


In NL English is taught starting normally in first grade and doesn't count as a second language to learn and the majority of the Dutch take French or German for their second language after already have at least a conversationalist level of English.  With the exception of the Frisian any Dutch born after 1950 will speak English.
 
2022-07-03 10:51:37 AM  

Alphax: lookheremyman: NathanAllen: The Swedish are the one people who took a look at English and said, "way better language, let's use this one instead."

Having just returned from The Netherlands, I can say English is pretty close to their first language there. You just need to remember to end every word with shhh.

I remember a Dutch metal singer saying that Dutch isn't a good language for singing in.  So she preferred English.. or sometimes Italian.


It is the mark of a first world nation when large portions of it's citizens are bilingual.
 
2022-07-03 11:08:00 AM  
two buts and a bout in the headline.

I just think we can do better.
 
2022-07-03 11:24:11 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.

FTA
There are over 1,000 programmes taught in English by German universities
Many Swedish universities provide free PhD tuition to American citizens, and even better, most of the programmes are taught in English
[Slovenia] About 150 English programs are available
US Students who speak Czech or are willing to learn are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around $1,080 per semester.

What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?


Murucan
 
2022-07-03 11:30:17 AM  
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe (Official Music Video)
Youtube Ac0oaXhz1u8
 
2022-07-03 11:39:33 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.

FTA
There are over 1,000 programmes taught in English by German universities
Many Swedish universities provide free PhD tuition to American citizens, and even better, most of the programmes are taught in English
[Slovenia] About 150 English programs are available
US Students who speak Czech or are willing to learn are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around $1,080 per semester.

What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?


So you're advocating for Americans to be monolingual?
 
2022-07-03 11:41:25 AM  

kpaxoid: jaylectricity: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

Was that before or after your nursing medical degree?


After nursing, I wanted to get into hospital administration, that that sucked.

I also have a doctorate in Information Science.   I like school.
 
2022-07-03 11:42:55 AM  

dericwater: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.

And it shows.


What states, AND countries can you practice law in?
 
2022-07-03 11:44:15 AM  

sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.


Not that lawyers are something the USA needs more of anyway...
 
2022-07-03 11:45:28 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.

FTA
There are over 1,000 programmes taught in English by German universities
Many Swedish universities provide free PhD tuition to American citizens, and even better, most of the programmes are taught in English
[Slovenia] About 150 English programs are available
US Students who speak Czech or are willing to learn are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around $1,080 per semester.

What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?


Also FTFA: ...and if your course is going to be taught in French you must also prove proficiency in the language.

If? There should be no if in that sentence. Your course will be in French. Even if you're studying English.

/ok, that last bit was a joke.
 
2022-07-03 12:00:40 PM  

A_Flying_Toaster: thecactusman17: iheartscotch: Study Nordic models!? OH MY!

It's the Study A Broad program.

Obligatory "they don't like to be called broads!"


y.yarn.coView Full Size
 
2022-07-03 12:13:32 PM  

AlphaG33k: Ha! As if any American could ever hope to qualify.

Some things  would exclude most Americans:

-learn a foreign language, mandatory. This excludes 98%
-able to pass an entrance exam, a "wee bit" harder than the little SAT
-no criminal convictions [ sorry yanks ]
-studying something that is not gender studies, fascist studies, video gaming 101
-hold a passport

This is simply not for the average American, who is happy to study at the bible college of St. Stick Up His Arse.

Face it , Americans should probably travel to get a better view of the world, but most probably should not, for the good of the rest of us.


wow. was it an American girl or boy who bit off the tip of your nose, leaving you disfigured and bitter for life?
 
2022-07-03 1:04:30 PM  
Nope, lived and worked in Massachusetts for 6 years doing work Americans were/are too stupid to do. STEM stuff. That "was" a blue state, left before all this nonsense hit the fan. Enjoy the slide into idiocracy.


"wow. was it an American girl or boy who bit off the tip of your nose, leaving you disfigured and bitter for life? "
 
2022-07-03 4:25:20 PM  
For fark's sake, THE ARTICLE IS 6 YEARS OLD

There are people who are finishing up their graduate degree programs right now that may have found this relevant when they first got started with college...

Highly suspect most of the information to be irrelevant, especially the costs much less how hard it is to move abroad these days.

Subby is bad and the modmins bad for greening this old ass "news".
 
2022-07-03 5:09:44 PM  
AlphaG33k:
-learn a foreign language, mandatory. This excludes 98%

This is the big one, because it's not enough to be merely conversationally fluent in the language. You have to be able to speak and write it at college course level. That said, there's lots of programs meant to teach exactly this, and given how long it would take to learn a language at near-native level vs. how long it would take to save a 6-digit amount of dollars to afford a US degree, the language is almost certainly faster... so this isn't quite the brick wall against the idea that it looks like at first glance.

-able to pass an entrance exam, a "wee bit" harder than the little SAT

Someone planning on leaving the country for 4 years for an education, tends to be seeking, ya know, an education. They're probably going to pass.

-no criminal convictions [ sorry yanks ]

If the thing you were convicted of is bullshiat that no other country would prosecute, you can probably make exactly that case to get an exception in most places.

-studying something that is not gender studies, fascist studies, video gaming 101

Someone planning on studying abroad is almost certainly doing it for actual scholarly interest.

-hold a passport

A passport is $150 for a -decade-, and while it takes 2-3 months to process the application, all you have to do is fill out a form, get a picture taken in a specific format (lots of places do it for around 10 bucks), present that and some ID to the post office, and you're done. It can easily be done in an afternoon, and you can be applying to colleges while you're waiting for the thing to show up.
 
2022-07-03 5:36:38 PM  

feckingmorons: Commander Lysdexic: feckingmorons: sithon: feckingmorons: As if American students speak another language.   That is hilarious.

It also isn't always free for everyone.  My law degree cost almost $8000

$8000? In the states it would probably be closer to $80,000.

Yep, 80K in USA would be cheap.  I paid 8K for the whole thing, not one year.

FTA
There are over 1,000 programmes taught in English by German universities
Many Swedish universities provide free PhD tuition to American citizens, and even better, most of the programmes are taught in English
[Slovenia] About 150 English programs are available
US Students who speak Czech or are willing to learn are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around $1,080 per semester.

What language do American students speak? Hillbilly?

So you're advocating for Americans to be monolingual?


Try again, gormless.
 
2022-07-03 5:48:50 PM  

trerro: AlphaG33k:

Someone planning on studying abroad is almost certainly doing it for actual scholarly interest.

-hold a passport

A passport is $150 for a -decade-, and while it takes 2-3 months to process the application, all you have to do is fill out a form, get a picture taken in a specific format (lots of places do it for around 10 bucks), present that and some ID to the post office, and you're done. It can easily be done in an afternoon, and you can be applying to colleges while you're waiting for the thing to show up.


You still need a student visa in your host country.   Unless you are already an EU citizen.   Then you get residency anywhere in the EU.   They aren't hard to get, but you do have to get one.
 
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