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Moving to Chile, not sure about my options.

  1. Jan 5, 2013 #1
    Hi, I'm moving to Chile in a couple of weeks (and I just turned 16) and I'm kind of lost. In a couple of years I'll graduate (from a really good private school that has the IB program), so I probably can get into the better colleges in Chile. The trouble is, apparently the physics programs there aren't very good. The engineering ones are supposed to be incredible, but their downside is that only about 5% of the students (in the colleges I want to go to) make it. Also, I'm kind of worried about what classes I'd be taking if I majored in engineering (would I be able to take something like quantum mechanics?) and what I would do after that. My plan is probably to go to grad school in the U.S., and get a master's degree or Ph.D in something physics-related. Would there be any trouble if I majored in engineering?
    Thanks very much
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  3. Jan 6, 2013 #2
    I don't think it'll be much of a matter, as long as you succeed in all of the requisites. I'm in a similar position but I'm considering grad school out of the country where I am and it seems like a possibility. However you should get a good GPA and GRE scores.
  4. Jan 8, 2013 #3
    You'd have to check your college-of-choice's requirements and everything of course, but as a data point I took Quantum Mechanics and Nuclear Physics when I was an undergraduate and I was majoring in Electrical Engineering.
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