Hello everyone, I am thinking of going abroad to get a masters (or an equivalent) and then try to get into a U.S. grad school for my Ph.D. I was wondering whether this is a good idea in itself, i.e. perhaps many U.S. schools think that M.Sc. is for people who aren't strong enough for Ph.D., is that true? If it is a good idea, then which countries have good reputations and have degrees that are trusted. I don't want to have to prove that my Masters is just as good as a U.S. Masters. And I'd like to go to places that are known to have high-quality faculty and research money. I'm thinking of these countries: - Australia - France - Spain - Latin America - Quebec (French-speaking universities) - UK - Switzerland Which ones would be wise to choose and which ones should I avoid?