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thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

My brother is looking into this. So happy

I’ve been telling people this for years. Although it is hard to get in, depending on your study. 

Wooow

I wouldn’t mind living in Stuttgart or Berlin.

ofdemonicorigin:

Alien (1979)

Dallas: Well… some of you may have figured out we’re not home yet, we’re only half way there. Mother’s interrupted the course of our journey. She’s programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has… intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.

Ripley: A transmission? Out here?

Lambert: What kind of a transmission?

Dallas: Acoustical beacon. It, uh… repeats at intervals of 12 seconds.

Kane: S.O.S.?

Dallas: I don’t know.

Ripley: Human?

Dallas: Unknown.

Guess I’m watching this tonight…

easyay:

why is there an ewok in a grocery store

babygoatsandfriends:

shadedspriter:

unamusedsloth:

Baby goats aka kids are for everyone.

I don’t follow babygoatsandfriends because people I follow keep on reblogging them.

That is not a good reason.

babygoatsandfriends:

That last video was so adorable, I’m going to post another one!

T is for Titus…

T is for Titus…

babygoatsandfriends:

Caprine Capers

I want the singing ones…

babygoatsandfriends:

Caprine Capers

I want the singing ones…

xombiedirge:

Spider-Verse Team up #1 Variant by Dave Rapoza / Blog / Tumblr

xombiedirge:

Spider-Verse Team up #1 Variant by Dave Rapoza / Blog / Tumblr

vintagegal:

Beetlejuice (1988)

Finally finished this piece of Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth. Might go through for some minor touch ups. I’m very happy with how it came out. @actordougjones #panslabyrinth #paleman #guillermodeltoro #penandink

Finally finished this piece of Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth. Might go through for some minor touch ups. I’m very happy with how it came out. @actordougjones #panslabyrinth #paleman #guillermodeltoro #penandink