Hi, I'm studying engineering physics in Europe (3rd year currently). I'll be studying in a foreign country next year, but I am unsure as to where I should go. I have good enough academics to get into MIT (and probably the other ivy leagues), but I'm not from a well-off financial background. Even after scholarships and government support, I'll have to pay roughly ~25,000$ in tuition for just one year. Expensive considering it's free to study in much of Europe. As far as I can see, MIT is just a name and there's little academic reason to prefer it over top European technical schools. However it's a damn well known name, so I suspect one could build decent contacts there and it doesn't hurt to have it on a CV. Also I've never been in the US and am curious. So do you guys think it'd be worth it? And are there perhaps better alternatives for exchange students?