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From:colonelperry42n
Date:July 1st, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
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My thesis is on music of East Germany, and France attracts me because of the contemporary music establishments there (IRCAM, CDMC - it might sound random, but they still attract me!) and the atmosphere there. I have a contact with a professor in Tours, and she really knows the system through and through and from what I understand, although it would be hard (as any Phd would be!), it's feasible.

Environment plays an important part for me. During undergrad, I had to go to school while going through cancer treatment, which really sucked, being in America with the system they have here. Being a poor student, I qualified for government insurance, which was good for what it offered, but France would has the second best health care system in the world. It sounds like a weird reason, but if I'm thinking of a place where I might want to settle down, I would never want to raise a family in the US where my family would have to deal with the same type of stuff I did. I might be jaded, but I always seem to be able to handle the gut-decisions I make.
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From:nightingale0
Date:July 2nd, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
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I agree about the US medical system - I'm very glad to have raised my child in Canada, which while not the best, is certainly better than what you have.

With your interests, it does sound like you need to be in Europe. Go for it & good luck!!
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From:colonelperry42n
Date:July 2nd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
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Yes, the health care system can be scary at times!

Just to be clear, I have visited Canada (Montreal) and loved it, but I fear the Canadian dollar wouldn't do it for my American debt!

Thanks for your support!
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