Yeah, so I've been out of college for four years (!!) this year and I'm finally seriously considering heading back to graduate school (after recovering from a delusional interest in law school). Since I have a great job with great pay in a fun city, I have primarily been most interested in part-time Masters programs in the DC area (GMU, GW, AU - SAIS and SFS are full time only). This plan was thrown into doubt when I started looking into attending The Graduate Institute in Geneva about 30 minutes ago. The tuition seems ridiculously low (~10k CHF for two year Masters program). At that price (unless I'm missing something), it'd cost the same to go there for two years (including living expenses) as it would to do 3 year part time program in boring old DC. So What's to stop me? Could someone with similar experience or gone through the same thought process provide insight on any difficulties a yankee could face when applying to foreign graduate programs? My resume is solid (not golden but I think it's quite good), my college grades were pretty bad though. I know i'd be forgoing 2 years of salary, not to mention living expenses in Geneva (or whichever European city I decide to study in). Some big plusses is it would shake up my career a little bit (though I like my field, I don't want to be doing it in DC for the next 3+ years) by expanding my career options, I'd be able to work on my French in a big way, I'd get the chance to travel and intern that I wouldn't doing a part time program in DC (unless I took a leave of absence for a study abroad). Shoot away! Try to stop me! PS - I'm 25, male, single, no major attachments to DC/USA.