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Dear Wilhemina

I’ve been trying to make a decision about my future for several months now. I have an undergraduate degree from the LSE and have been offered a place on a postgraduate course there. But I have also been accepted into a prestigious programme at a top American university whose name starts with an H. The US option, which is a long-held dream, comes with an £80,000 price tag—give or take a few takeaway meals. I can afford it: I’ve been saving for years and have secured a part-time job there with a British company.…

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