hi the title explains everything ... many people tell me that the US is not as it seems in movies and the American-Lifestyle is not as cool as it appears. what do you think about that? Germany has been one of the cleanest countries in the world and the medical-care system there rocks ,while you get a lot of paid vacations so it just seem to be wonderful (or just better than the US). what about going to college? when you start thinking about college in the US you start thinking about money as well and I can tell you ,college cost a lot in the US ,for example Cleveland State University is going to cost me around 40 k while it is an average school in the US. but ,in Germany you will study for free and sometimes it will cost you around 500 Euros per year ,is not that too cheap?? :) what about the opportunity to learn a new language ? for me my native language is Arabic and I would love to speak German as well ,plus my OK English. in Cleveland I won't be able to go to college,work ...etc without a car and the public transportation SUCK ,but in Germany all what I have to do is buying a subway+bus ticket and that's it ...I will be able to go Wherever/Whenever using public transportation and not buying a car will save a lot of $ for me,and you can buy a bike for fun btw :D what about the crime? my uncle lived in the US for 15 years and he can tell that you can't move as free as you want after 11 pm, plus the crime rate in the US is higher than Germany. what about Beer ?? LOL ,Beer in Germany rocks and I have been told from an American that Beer in the US tastes like water,is that true? anyway,please share what do you think about this here and I will be waiting for your thoughts.