Monday, November 29, 2010

Two Years At Georgetown

When final-year economics undergraduate Robert Rogers transferred from Georgetown University to the London School of Economics, his annual tuition fees plummeted from around $41,000 to around $20,000 a year. "It didn't even occur to me to apply abroad when I was in high school," said Rogers, on a recent afternoon outside the LSE's student union. "I certainly didn't hear of any of my [high school] classmates applying to study abroad." Rogers spent two years at Georgetown, the U.S.'s oldest Jesuit-affiliated college, and said that his reasons for moving to the LSE were not financially motivated. "The student life in the U.K., in my experience, is very different to that of the U.S.," said Rogers. "You feel more independent here. It's more adult. Back home, your identity feels more bound up in the institution you are attending." "In Britain, the academics are more in depth and there's a lot more independent study," he said.
Link (here) to read the full article at the Star-Telegram


Anonymous said...

American schools are a joke: diploma mills. American Catholic schools are a fraud on top of a joke. Jesuit American Catholic schools are a farce on top of a fraud on top of a joke.

Anonymous said...

Don't hold back Anonymous--tell us what you really think.

Actually, the USA has the best higher education institutions in the world. They're too expensive but that's another matter. . .

TonyD said...

I once read that, even in current times, most professions are inherited. That is, your parents career will most likely be your career.

In an Engineering School class, one of my professors said that same thing -- that "becoming anything" is more the exception than the rule. He then asked for a show of hands by those who had one or more parents who held an Engineering degree. Only three students didn't raise their hands.

I was one of those three who didn't raise his hand -- and my only friends were the other two. We were struggling to keep up and understand concepts that seemed to come easily to other students.

One student, both of whose parents were Engineers, explained that he knew all these concepts before starting Engineering school. His parents explained them as part of "common sense" about life while he was growing up.