Determining the value of a college degree requires some new math: currency conversion.
The appeal of not just studying abroad, but getting a degree abroad, seems particularly attractive amid rising U.S. college costs.
The average cost to attend a private four-year college in the U.S. is $42,419 for the 2014-15 academic year, according to The College Board.
That's up 60 percent from 10 years ago. Rates for a public four-year college average $18,943, a 78 percent increase over the same period.
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