I'm just finished my first year of a masters in musicology, and I'm trying to think of where I should go for my Phd. For the most part, I've decided to wait a year or two before pursuing for my Phd (I'm sure most people can relate as to why I'd want to do that!) I want to pursue it abroad, in either France or Germany. I have a BA in German, which would work well for Germany, and I'm currently taking private lessons in French.
Before asking about any specific programs, as I already have a few ideas for that, could I have some feedback about this decision?
In my undergrad (U of Texas at Austin) every was pushing me to go abroad for grad studies. I decided to hold off on that for financial reasons and pursue my masters at Texas State University. At my grad school, I have a German adviser who is completely against it and gets all parental and over-protective on me when I bring it up (and never gives me a reason - he avoids talking about it (!!))
I understand it's a big decision and that will effect me the rest of my life, but I'm really willing to take that risk, especially given the state of my country at this time.
Any help/advice would be much appreciated.