So, I've had a bit of a kick up the arse today when it comes to my college education. I read a news article today that lead me to research the possibility of getting the hell out of America and pursuing my degree in Germany. Lo and behold, it turns out that, rather than paying out the wazoo even with grants and loans for a bachelor's degree I'm only mildly interested in, I could be getting a masters or higher in Germany for less than 200 Euros in student fees, and for something I'm truly passionate about; Astrobiology. I've looked into getting this degree here. Wanna know what stopped me? Money. There are only about three schools in the nation that offer Astrobiology degrees and they jack up the prices to ungodly amounts because they're tech schools. In Germany, however, and I'm quoting the school's website here, 'Education is seen as a public good—a human right accessible to everyone.' That means tuition is free. Where the hell is this mentality in someplace like America?! 'Land of Opportunity' my left foot! Anyway, I've ranted long enough on this topic. Time for the interactive part. For those of you here who live in Europe, particularly Germany if there are any here, what has your experience been with colleges and universities over there? Would you recommend it for people in other countries? And for those of you here in the good ol' US of A, would you go to another country for your degree if it meant you could get a quality education for next to nothing? I'd love everyone's thoughts on this matter!