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Undergraduate in UK then graduate in US?
I am a student in Singapore who attends a "feeder" school to top US/UK universities.
My end goal is to do a master's degree/MBA in the US, and if possible, work there for a few years. However, I'm torn between these 2 paths:
Path 1: both undergraduate and graduate in the US (say, Chicago and then Columbia)
Obviously, by the time I attend the graduate school, I will become familiar with the country/culture, and I will have more network/contacts.
Path 2: undergraduate in the UK then graduate in the US (say, Oxford and then Columbia)
This way, I will have more international experience (Asia/Europe/USA), as I also get to travel the whole Europe.
My problem with this approach, is how do Americans view UK schools? If by chance I could get into Oxford/Cambridge, will people recognize these institutions? I have friends in Cornell, UCLA who say that their peers don't know what LSE is, and they thought Cambridge refers to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Which do you think is a better path?