Families: College Abroad

It's a great education at a reasonable cost. And a degree from a foreign university has great cachet

Nefra Faltas, 20, a human-biology and philosophy major, could have gone to the University of Virginia as an in-state student three years ago but chose to attend the University of Toronto instead. "It was time," she decided, "to be exposed to something completely different." Rachel Polner, 21, a Denver resident, considered several institutions, including Princeton, but stopped looking at U.S. schools after the University of York in England made her an unconditional offer. She knows England well, having vacationed there during her childhood, and was pleased that she would be allowed to concentrate entirely on her chosen subject, English literature. Todd...

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