So, I'm a Peruvian currently studying Mechanical Engineering overseas at McGill University. Almost an entire semester into college I'm realizing that Engineering is not my thing. I like Math and I like Politics, and I'd like to go back to my home country and possibly into the government... y'know, idealist dreams of 'fixing it up'. Mechanical Engineering does not really lead into that.
However, I've heard Economics at McGill is quite weak. Even Honors Econ. is mathematically unchallenging to the point where lower ranked local schools are better choices in the minds of some.
Now I'm evaluating my possible alternatives. Should I consider transferring somewhere else? Re-applying to the 'States? Should I just take a lot of Math (which I love and I'm good at) and the Econ reqs. and then hope for the best in postgrad? Would I have a shot at Ivies/Top Tiers with a Canadian background?