26 November 2015
In the US, students can expect to pay around $10,000 a year in fees, healthcare, insurance and rent. This is why young Americans are seeking to obtain a degree abroad, particularly in Germany.
In a recent BBC Magazine report, Franz Strasser visited Germany to speak to a number of US citizens who chose Germany as their place of study for the next few years, including Katherine Burlingame who is getting her Master's degree in Cottbus, East Germany.
'A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Katherine spent less than €500 ($570) a month in Cottbus, which included housing, transportation and healthcare. On top of that she received a monthly scholarship by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Council) of €750 ($815) which more than covered her costs. "When I found out that just like Germans I'm studying for free, it was sort of mind blowing," Katherine says. "I realised how easy the admission process was and how there was no tuition fee. This was a wow moment for me."
She added 'I can't imagine ever thinking that my children one day are going to end up in thousands and thousands of dollars in debt when they can come to Germany and have no debt and you can live so cheaply as a student.'
Strasser also visited a student studying at the Technical University of Munich and discovered that had the student stayed and studied in his hometown of South Carolina, he would have paid roughly $9,500 more than he does in Germany.
So with the number of US students migrating to Germany for their studies, who can they turn to for a smooth, effective and affordable transition? Well, the website you're currently visiting will give you a clue.
Seven Seas Worldwide has long been the first choice for many students because we've been in the moving business for two decades and know all about the emotional upheaval of an important move at such a young age. This will probably be their first time, breaking away from home, away from the family dynamic and facing up to independence and adulthood. And if they choose to do that abroad, expect the emotional levels to be cranked up a little more.
With Seven Seas Worldwide, you can expect a range of services designed to meet the needs of students in the US. We have new and revolutionary methods to help move personal belongings and household goods from A to B. If you're a student in the US, weighing up the options of a move abroad, check out the Students section of the website and see how we can help you today. Or get a free quote now via our easy-to-use freight calculator.