Hi guys. I'm going to write about my experience in Italy, about how is the situation, asking if in your opinion I have to leave this country and study abroad, or work abroad. In order to create a good thread i'm going to summarize the main problem of my life here, to know if there are problem related only to my country or if there are problems I can find everywhere, and where should I find better conditions. 1) The main problem in my opinion is the fact that there are very low salaries for young people that want to create their own life, compared to the cost of living. The low salaries affect every kind of job, from the ones that doesn't requires a qualification to the others that need a degree. https://www.thelocal.it/20160217/young-italian-workers-are-among-the-worst-paid-in-europe 2) There are very few jobs available for people that have a major. There is a huge risk to get a job and be overqualified. We life in a situation that is called "austerity" I don't think USA did ever lived in this kind of condition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austerity. This means there are few money for infrastructure, few money for schools, and obviously very very few money for research, I will say that there isn't research due to the lack of labs with tools. This means that the government try to pay only the indispensable workers, like doctors. They are the only one that have a good salary, and this is why every year more then 60.000 of students try to enter in the med school, they are a lots considering that the population of italy is of 60 millions. The second category of workers that find a job is the engineering field, cause also them are necessary, but they are not paid very well, because there aren't many great companies, and very few of this are big companies in terms of how much employers they have. They are usually paid 1500 euros per month, that is not so great compared to others countries of the world. There are a lots of companies runs by people that didn't go to the high school, but earn a lots of money. This people due to the lack of education don't know what means promotion or giving to good worked bonuses. PS. In my country computer scientist aren't considered engineers and they don't find good job, for the fact that in Italy there is much requires of computer scientists. 3) Italy has a very old population, has more people over 65 that under 15, most of the child are from immigrants, while italians of 30 years old don't have money to build a family and get married, and most of them have a child when they are 40 years old. This means that not many people buy houses, not many people buy new cars, not many people buy everything, so the economy suffer, and there aren't jobs because there is no need to produce or build this things. 4) University doesn't give to the students soft skills.https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/09/italy-spain-graduates-skills-oecd-report-education We don't have a culture about job interviews, CV, skills, Linden profiles, people is hired only that to relationship and recommendations, is hard to find a job without knowing no one. University teach only theory and no skills required by the companies. An average student basically go to the university and take notes of what the professor says, doing nothing else then listening the lessons. He get home, he study and again the next day. After there is the exam, he study by himself, pass the exam and go ahead learning only theory, there aren't any extra courses. It's like high school, I would say that there is no difference. Maybe there are students that know very well how to design a motor for a car, but they have no idea about how to apply of look for a job. Italian university life is like a bubble, you have no contact with the real world. 5)The government and the politicians made a disaster in the last 20 years, and ruined a country that use to work very good. I have a friend which her father is the major of a city near mine. This major was arrested for corruption and for stolen public money putting them in his pocket. 6) This created a generation of frustrated youth people that has no ambition for the future and just live their life, asking money to their grandparents, that give their board. I have friend that was very good at schools but he get depressed and didn't go to the university for this reason. The main problem is that this young people ( included my friends) don't want to do nothing to change the future, and this is the worst part, cause everyone can face a difficult situation in life but the bad thing is when someone do nothing to change it. P.S.S I live in a small city of less then 1000 people, every for stupid stuff like buying bread I have to take the car and go to the nearest small city. Thanks to all those users that had the patience to read my thread.