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personal query--anybody pls advise [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2007, 23:18
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Was wondering whether to take my wife along with me :) or not :cry: ? i will be applying in 2007 for fall2008 start, mostly to top10US schools
guys who have already completed the mba...what do you think? since i am an international applicant my wife would accompany me with the dependant visa and she will not be eligible to work. so this would definitely be expensive. but how expensive is it compared to the overall cost? is there anyone who has done this before(done mba by taking his wife along)? pls let me know i would be encouraged to do so....

what factors would effect my decision?

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Re: personal query--anybody pls advise [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 02:48
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Hi All,

Was wondering whether to take my wife along with me :) or not :cry: ? i will be applying in 2007 for fall2008 start, mostly to top10US schools
guys who have already completed the mba...what do you think? since i am an international applicant my wife would accompany me with the dependant visa and she will not be eligible to work. so this would definitely be expensive. but how expensive is it compared to the overall cost? is there anyone who has done this before(done mba by taking his wife along)? pls let me know i would be encouraged to do so....

what factors would effect my decision?

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Cost would to some extend depend on where your MBA school is located
Most schools provide projections for living expesnes for say alone/married/married with kids etc etc.

Well I look at your position this way If you are an int candidate willing to spend say 125000 USD if you go alone then taking your wife along would be say (taking a wild guess) 30000 USD extra.

Now say, u take a loan to pay of 125000 USD then spend x years to repay
where x would be 3 to 4 (assuming you take 100% loan and are willing to work in US)

Now with a wife with you its likely to be around x+ 1 or 2 years to pay off

So ask urself are you willing to scarifice 2 years of now (the best part of your life with your wife) to 1 or max 2 more years of loan pay back?? and then decide

Hope this helps

I am not married and not a mba but this is how I would look at it
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Re: personal query--anybody pls advise [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 03:49
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Hi All,

Was wondering whether to take my wife along with me :) or not :cry: ? i will be applying in 2007 for fall2008 start, mostly to top10US schools
guys who have already completed the mba...what do you think? since i am an international applicant my wife would accompany me with the dependant visa and she will not be eligible to work. so this would definitely be expensive. but how expensive is it compared to the overall cost? is there anyone who has done this before(done mba by taking his wife along)? pls let me know i would be encouraged to do so....

what factors would effect my decision?

regards,


I would ask yourself this: Where will she be happier? What does she want?

For instance, if she can't work, and has no friends in the US, and you are getting an MBA, is she supposed to just sit around the house till 10 or 11 at night waiting for you to come home?

Think of it not as "bring" but as "coming with".

As to cost, it just depends whether she's willing to live in a small studio with you where neither or you have much space.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 04:02
If I were you I would take my wife along no matter what the expenses :)
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 05:58
Hi Venky and Rhyme,

Thanks for your inputs.....
ya venky as you mentioned i have two decide between the two options....
and as rhyme said i will also have to find a way to keep her engaged in some sort of activity.....

i have to be positive that i would be getting a good post MBA job and that she would find a couple of friends and enjoy.....

but i still want to get the thoughts of an int'l who has actually done it....

thanks again....
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 06:02
Infact You can contact the college dirrectly
Its an excellent way of expressing interest
Wht I mean is these college have a partners club
maybe you can setup a call/email chat with one of the internationals out there
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 07:33
Talk to the school or some alum and find out what kind of stuff they have for partners. My wife is living with me in US since I came to US in 2003. She has a work visa in US but if am admitted to European schools then she will be accompanying me even though she can't work. As rhyme said, she should be willing to live with you under all circumstances (small apartment, late schedules, you drinking more frequently :) ) because cribbing is not going to help any of you and in a tense environment you will not be able to take full advantage of MBA.
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With my fiance it won't be a problem if I start drinking more frequently, it will just make that we drink a more similar amount of alcohol...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 07:56
Makes me wonder if drinking is the only solution to tense
environments :) :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 07:57
Drinking is not a solution its a philosophy!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:05
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Makes me wonder if drinking is the only solution to tense
environments :) :lol:


I didn't mean to say that. I meant if drinking makes the environment tense then it's not going to help anybody.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:12
Ok I now get u
I have just given up drinking and am lot at peace and more enthu :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:24
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Ok I now get u
I have just given up drinking and am lot at peace and more enthu :-D


looking at the frequncy of your posts......looks like you are not at all working... :wink: :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:26
I am at client site
I am providing consultancy
and it is a known fact that consultants dont work :-D anyways
Thier mere presence is powerful enuf top solve the problems
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:27
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Drinking is not a solution its a philosophy!

Drinking a solution of alcohol + water + additives :-d
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:32
For me, chemistry and physics are philosophies. Nothing really happens.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:34
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For me, chemistry and physics are philosophies. Nothing really happens.

Physcis I agree
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 08:35
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I would ask yourself this: Where will she be happier? What does she want?

Time to turn in your man card. 8-)
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 09:17
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I would ask yourself this: Where will she be happier? What does she want?

Time to turn in your man card. 8-)


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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2007, 20:16
wow!!! this discussion reminds me of my univ days....a serious discussion usually ended up into something remotely connected with the original topic.....

anyways, thanks to all of you....
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