i read your post and i think that you are mentioning an important issue in here.
yes, there might be some people who are re-thinking of choosing USA as their destination for pursuing higher education.
i believe that the USA puts much emphasis on the education and encourages it extremely. a nation like the USA saves no efforts in supporting the students and offers them precious opportunities to help them pursuing their aims.
USA is one of the countries that offers a lot of scholarships that can help the students continuing their study and offers other facilities that can also help the students in their studies.
however, considering the surrounding circumstances that faces the USA, especially the recession and the bankruptcy of some banks in the USA, i started to doubt that the US would be able to afford the high budget allocated for pursuing education, and this will surely affect the opportunities for international students.
and now after i took my GRE exam, there is no way for retreating from my decision regarding studying in US, i've suffered a lot trying to get a good score in that aweful exam. so, i'm not willing to change my mind and if USA will let us down and fail to afford our studying, i'm willing to travel and pursue my studying in Canada. How about that???i think it's a good idea.
i hope that the Canadian Economy wouldn't let us down too.
this is my opinion to this topic.
hope that the american economy will recover soon , otherwise we will face a big trouble.
thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate and give our opinions in such a serious issue.
thanks and see you soon ninalabelle007