I am planning on studying International Relations with a focus on policy between U.S. and East Asian countries--particularly China and Korea. Is it a good idea to study in Asia, or would an American school be considered more prestigious by Western companies hiring people? If you look at the QS rankings, for "politics and international studies," some Asian schools are in the top 15, top 40, like National University of Singapore (NUS) (#13) (above Chicago and Johns Hopkins); University of Hong Kong (HKU) (#23); and Seoul National University (SNU) (#40).
Is NUS really a better choice than Chicago, all things being equal? Or perhaps would it be a better choice given my area interest? And other Asian universities, for that matter.