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    calarts or germany?

    hey everyone,
    so i have a bit of a problem...i got accepted into calarts for character animation; however i also got a full scholarship to germany for one year where i'll be staying with a host family and going to high school there. now the thing is i really want to go to both: calarts because i love storyboarding and am beginning to love animation. also when i went to visit i really liked it and i think i will in the end really love going there. i also got a 12,000 dollar scholarship from calarts and 9,700 from cal grant...but i want to go to germany for a year because..come on, its a year in another country for pretty much free. i get to learn about another culture and language and who knows what else. i know i love art and i know that going to calarts will be awesome for me, but i just feel like theres so many things i havent experienced yet and even though i know i can travel any other time i want during or after college, i just feel like this is the right moment for me. so i pretty much dont know what to do. ive talked to a lot of people about it and my friends say germany, while my family says calarts, but i feel that both of them are kind of bias in a way...i would really love to go to germany, but something my parents brought up is that my financial situation may be different next year and i might not get the same amount of money and i also might not make it into calarts the next year...so i guess what im asking is for your opinion about this and what are my chances of making it to calarts next year because i have no idea...

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    You never know when you can travel again, on a differrent country for free????? come on just do it!

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    CalArts will be there when you get back. Just don't fall out of practice in art.

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    Germany

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    Have you spoken to the CalArts program about deferral, and whether that would affect your financial aid?
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    If you got that money at CalArts this year, you can get it again next year. Go to Germany!

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    Where did you study life drawing? Was it offered by your high school?

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    If you really want to go to Germany then go there. It'll be a great experience. Like everyone else said, CalArts isn't going anywhere. Besides, you'll have time to improve you work even more, you're not going to suddenly regress. If you're really bothered about things just call the school up/email them and talk to them about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Rain View Post
    Have you spoken to the CalArts program about deferral, and whether that would affect your financial aid?
    yeh, ive talked to one of the counselors about it and she said that they dont give deferrals and that if i dont attend this year then i have to do the application all over again next year....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdokX View Post
    You never know when you can travel again, on a differrent country for free????? come on just do it!
    i really want to do both! aaaugh, its really hard for me to decide...

    Where did you study life drawing? Was it offered by your high school?
    yeh, i go to an arts high school.

    If you really want to go to Germany then go there. It'll be a great experience. Like everyone else said, CalArts isn't going anywhere. Besides, you'll have time to improve you work even more, you're not going to suddenly regress. If you're really bothered about things just call the school up/email them and talk to them about it.
    i guess im just more worried about letting an oppurtunity slip by. ive talked to a counselor about it and she said that my chances of getting into the program depends on how good the next year is...and i may not get the same financial assistance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Deutschland über CalArts.
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    I think Lizzybeth is giving you good advice.

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    I'm biased, I would pick Germany, simply because I was born there. It is a great opportunity, but so is the financial aid for CalArts. Germany is a new experience, getting a taste of other cultures can only improve your knowledge and art, giving you a well rounded portfolio. Which is always a plus, yes? Do you think you'll be able to go to Germany after CalArts?

    Feel free to look over the above. But I think this part is important.
    Maybe you should look at it as a win-win situation. Not many people get these opportunities. Either way you pick you benifit from it. Which choice will help you out in the long run? How will this benefit you?

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    Oh man. Go to Germany!!
    You can always apply to CalArts again later. Hey, who knows, you'll most likely improve much more not just in art techniques but also in gaining life experiences and worldly perspectives over there. And then when you come back and reapply to CalArts you might have a stronger portfolio. And get more moneys

    Go for it!!

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