What keeps me from doing an MFA in LA is this: Money.
School is way too damn expensive in the US. The one I go to happens to be one of the cheapest ones and it still puts quite a dent in the pockets of my family and me.
I remember you telling me you were thinking of Canadian schools, although I don't know how expensive they are compared to U.S schools. I think being an international student either way you're going to have to pay up. Anyway, you may find something here: http://www.canadianfilm.com/schools/ontario.html
Gaaah, for some reason the hotel I'm staying in right now (I'm on a trip) has that site blocked. I'll have to wait until sunday or monday to check it out.
If anything, being on the road and talking it over with my parents has made me realize that staying in El Paso would be the most unlikeable but most reasonable choice. For now. Apparently I could still work while taking classes outside my degree, but I'd have to ask the Office of International Programs, which I'll do once I get back from my trip. So I could stay there for some 8 months after I graduate, pay my rent and then move on to my MFA and work from there if I'm given a Teaching Assistance job.
But you know what they say, don't put all your eggs in one basket. I think the best choice for me would be to apply for as much schools and jobs as possible and see where it goes. I have already checked some Canadian schools and they are pricey, but I'll see if there were any I missed from t3cii's link when I get a chance.
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