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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

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I feel this on a spiritual level…

Feel it in my bones bro

Know this feel and I’m 18……

20*

What happens when you’re knocking on 23 and you still feel this?

My life

I felt it when I was 18. I’m 23 now and everything is alright. Don’t remember exactly when, but the feeling subsides.

I’m 26. Still hasn’t subsided. Currently shopping for walker.

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Found these interesting facts that make you think. Here is where I got them from: (Source)

IF YOU’RE LUCKY YOUR INTERNAL ORGANS WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY MY GOD THAT WAS DARK

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This is not a photograph of lovers, this is a 400 year old marble statue of Pluto and Proserpina. Mind blown.

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i’m just going to leave this here

america can’t come to terms that they’re biggest human rights violators in the entire world.

DRAG THEM

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I’m still not sure what to feel at the news of your death. It’s something that you’re never quite prepared for. Especially when it comes to someone who you thought would live forever. You were a huge part of my life as a child and I will forever be grateful for the laughs and the memories. Thank you for all the lessons, like teaching me the word stampede. Just, thank you. Rest easy, Genie.

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RIP Robin Williams:(

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What a specific recurring gag

Specific recurring gags are the heart of arrested development

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This job is going to be the death of me.