Originally Posted by Pendragon
No because it is far too expensive, especially if you are paying international fees, and unnecessary if you're only going to come back and work in Canada anyways. There are plenty of great graduate and professional programs in Canada and lots of fresh water as well. I like being a Canadian, even though Harper is seeking to ruin our reputation in the international arena.
Can the US really beat our health care system?
Originally Posted by stars
my parents want me to go to the U.S., they think the U.S. has the best graduate schools. I kinda agree with that, but i'm not saying Canada is not good, it's just not as good as the U.S.
"The US" is nowhere near good enough to make up for all of the points that Pendragon made, in my opinion.
Also, generalizing to "the US" and "Canada" is way too simplistic. Is Harvard better than Lakehead for grad school? Probably yes. Are UofT or McGill or UBC better than some random non-Ivy leage school in the US? Probably yes. You need to look at the calibre of the program you want at the specific schools you're interested in, and then decide if it's worth going to a school in the US, given all of the negatives.
You can get an excellent graduate degree in any number of disciplines from many schools in Canada. There are some world-class research institutes here. It's not worth tens of thousands of dollars for something that may or may not be marginally "better". And going to the US because your parents think the US has better schools is pretty much the worst possible reason to go international.