Considering grad school? Have you thought about studying in Britain?
We’ve heard from one of our alums presently finishing her doctorate in ancient history at the University of Edinburgh, and at least one History major in Bethel’s class of 2012 is already pursuing her master’s at an English university. If that sounds appealing to you but you’re not quite sold, check out this post from Bethel alum David Maus (’07, an International Relations major), who is one term into his graduate studies at King’s College London and, quite happy with his choice, suggests five reasons for Americans to look into similar programs.
In addition to lower cost, free health care, and the shorter term of study, David emphasizes the value of encountering students from around the world:
This might not strike you offhand as an important factor to consider when comparing schools. First of all, however, there are cultural and intellectual advantages to an education situated in a global context. And in our globalising world, it’s professionally important to emerge with not only a degree, but a network of friends and contacts from all over the world.
And, as he points out, the most international American university wouldn’t even crack the top 10 in the UK.
Read the full post here.