First,a bit of context... I've just finished high school in Malaysia, and I'm a bit torn on which country I should go to further my studies. I have a deep interest in theoretical physics and I'm hoping I can get a physics degree. My current first choice is to attend a community college in the US(due to certain circumstances, I can't directly enter a university in the US) and complete a two year transfer program, but because I'll be taking more time, I might exert a bit of financial pressure on my parents, so they suggested that I further my studies in Australia instead because I can go directly to a university there with my results. It might cost a bit more but in the long run I might spend less since I won't be spending two years taking a transfer program in a community college. There's also a question of whether I can get a better physics education in the US, or Australia. TL;DR I'm torn deciding between the US and Australia, which is a better place to further my physics education? By the way, this is my first time on Physics Forums, I realize that my question may not be very concise, or my grammar may be a bit off since English is not my native language, and this post might be in the wrong section, feel free to call me out if I'm doing anything wrong.