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America for PhD or abroad?

  1. Feb 23, 2013 #1
    Hey all,
    It's getting time for me to start applying to schools for my PhD, looking to pursue a PhD in quantum physics. If given the opportunity should I stay in the US or travel? Relevant info-I'm finishing up my masters at the moment, thesis option.

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  3. Feb 23, 2013 #2


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    Since you provide little in the way of actionable information, staying in the US is a fine option for you. So is going abroad. It's a personal decision.
  4. Feb 24, 2013 #3
    How is the situation for people who went abroad for a PhD, and then came back to the States looking for a job, though?
  5. Feb 25, 2013 #4
    A top university abroad is probably just as good as a top university in the U.S.

    Where you might have a problem is if you go to a lesser-known university abroad, then employers in the U.S. might not be familiar with the school or your advisor. (The latter is probably more important... finding a job is very much a question of networking, after all.)
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