I am only a freshmen in college, but I have plans on attending grad school for physics. Thus far my plans are to go to grad school in Europe. I was just wondeirng if you here could give me some feedback about that idea? Is it silly to think about going to Europe? I am not looking to go to any of the best schools, and the financial situation is important however I assume that many European schools will pay for your tuition and give you a stipend as do American schools. I have always wanted to go back to Ireland, I have been there before and would love to go back to my heritage. I also am studying french and would like to continue that so I have thought about France and Switzerland. I know its ambitious but I have always dreamed of working at CERN. I am interested in particle physics and computational physics. Could anyone set me in the right directions for schools to research? Is it harder to get accepted as an American to a European University at all?