Where would you go if you were me?
I've got admitted to four master's program including: Mphil in modern Chinese studies (Oxford); MA in East Asian Studies (Stanford); MA (SAIS); and MIA (SIPA).
And Johns Hopkins says that they will grant me a scholarship that worths some USD 23000 an year. (no news of funding from other programs yet)
I'm leaning toward Oxford now, considering the school name, tuition, and some unique experiences that I believe Oxford can provide.
Stanford seems to be a comparable choice but it's expensive and doesn't seem to have rigorous program compared to the university's other programs, AND again..it costs a lot.
I know that IR programs are quite different from the aforementioned ones but I'm considring SAIS as well (though I don't really like D.C.).
I already have a job and highly likely to get back to my workplace after two years, but I hope that I could get a chance to pursue a doctoral degree later in my life..in this case...
where would you go?
need some advice.