Hey /adv/, looking for some academic advice,
I'm portuguese and I'm currently living in Lisbon, studying civil engineering at Tecnico Lisboa (IST), however I was thinking about moving to the US and start studying there.
Obviously I don't have enough money to afford university there, Is it possible to apply for a scholarship, where do I even start? I have no idea.
Pic related, the shithole I'm stuck in.
You're studying civil engineering in Portugal, but you don't specify what interests you in the US academic world. All branches of engineering are pretty much a dead end sector these days - but there are definitely opportunities aplenty if you're interested in learning the fundamental skills of carpentry, for instance.
It would be a good idea to learn the basic in Portugal, so you can bring contributions of European woodworking styles when you come to the US to study more advanced and specialized techniques.
I forgot to mention that civ eng is not that interesting to me anymore, I'm on the second year of my five year masters and it's painful.
I was thinking about studying computer science there, since we don't have it here in Portugal, the closest thing we have is computer engineering or network engineering.