calitrophywife:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

My brother is looking into this. So happy

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chikuto:

image

PLEASE

there is no comparable pain

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ethanqix:

roachpatrol:

reverendruby:

A bit about fighting demons!

what the fuck this is awesome

I can’t emphasize how true this is. It can be very hard to recognize one’s demons because they look intertwined to ourselves. One has simply no frame of reference to recognize one’s demon.

Asking for help isn’t a weakness. This is what, as humans, makes us strong, because what we cannot do alone, we can do with numbers.

Other people, especially those trained in psychology, have the necessary distance to recognize your demons. They can help you gain that distance too. And once you have identified your demon for what it is, once you can differentiate it from your self, you can fight it.

I’ve got teh abuse and depression demons. But I got dis. 

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fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

Danny Elfman found writing Nightmare’s 10 songs as “one of the easiest jobs I’ve ever had. I had a lot in common with Jack Skellington.”(x)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

I knew it!

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

Danny Elfman found writing Nightmare’s 10 songs as “one of the easiest jobs I’ve ever had. I had a lot in common with Jack Skellington.”(x)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

I knew it!

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zannab-sq:

daddymikeyway:

MY FRIEND WINS

YES


Hrm..I will now change my ways. Very persuasive argument. I also apologize for past transgressions

zannab-sq:

daddymikeyway:

MY FRIEND WINS

YES

Hrm..I will now change my ways. Very persuasive argument. I also apologize for past transgressions

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molotowcocktease:

Caught lounging on the displays at IKEA 😂

Ikea is de shiznizzle

molotowcocktease:

Caught lounging on the displays at IKEA 😂

Ikea is de shiznizzle

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poppypicklesticks:

iwannalaughallyourtearsaway:

It’s Okay It’s Love(2014)

This drama is tragically and beautifully written. We rarely see the deglamorized reality of Mental Illness and the stigmas that come with it. I would highly suggest this drama to everyone! You don’t even have to be a drama fan to appreciate this amazingly well written story.

In some east Asian countries, mental illness carries even more of a stigma then it does in the UK and the US, which makes this film so much more important.

Wow. Well done.

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Why Doctor Oswald you are hilarious.

I think this is the defining moment where I love 12.

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Keyword: “but”

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