Or do you know anyone who has? I plan to earn my undergrad degree from an Australian university — I lived in Brisbane for a year during one of my dad's business trips and during that time, I altogether fell in love with Oz and I'm hoping to return to study my undergrad (thankfully, my parents are lending me their financial support for this).
I plan to study a Bachelor of Science in Geology or Biology, Australia being a great location for research in both fields. Hopefully I'll be able to find an employment position following my graduation, allowing me to obtain a work visa and further my goals of living in Australia, but if I am unable to find a job, I am hoping that my Australian degree would be well recognized in the United States and internationally.
So, my question to the community is if anyone has earned their entire degree overseas (specifically Australia, as Canada and the UK are actually quite common) — or do you know anyone who has? If so, what uni did you attend, what did you study, and what did you end up doing following graduation: did you find employment in Australia, or did you return home and find employment in the US?
I know someone (an American) currently studying her entire degree at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, but until she graduates and finds (or doesn't find) a job, I won't know if it turned out to be a viable plan.
Study abroad is always an option of course, but I really hate this idea as it would make me feel like a tourist and rob me of the chance to make lasting connections — I've lived in Australia before so this time around I'm looking for more than what is essentially an extended vacation trip.