Okay, I'm not the type to start a relationship thread, and don't worry, this one isn't really one, although it involves a relationship. I just wanted to put this out there and see if anyone could think of something I haven't yet. So the situation is this: I am in my second year of college. My girlfriend is currently in her second to last year of high school and she lives in Norway (I'm in the US if you haven't looked under my avatar yet). We plan to be in it for the long run, so no responses of, "Just let it go." (Remember, this isn't a relationship thread .) Now she wants to be a doctor. She also would like to go to college and med-school and all that in the US, but here's the hitch. Since college is free in Norway, her parents wouldn't contribute anything. Also, since she isn't a US citizen or resident, most American schools won't offer her financial aid. Right now, I see a few options. I'm just wondering if someone sees any more. 1) She could go to school in Norway, I stay in the States, we just wait it out like we have been doing. 2) She goes to school in Norway, I try to somehow live and work there. I might be eligible for Italian citizenship, which would make things easier, but that's not a guarantee. Really, I don't know the first thing about what it would take for me to be able to live there for a few years. 3) She goes to school in the US, takes out lots of loans, and we are in debt for quite some time. If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated. If anyone here is a non-US citizen or resident who has gone to an American university, your experiences would be welcome. (I would ask the international students at my school, but most are either very rich or got full scholarships from their respective counties.) I know we still have some time to figure things out, but she has to start thinking of college real soon if she wants to go to the US.