So threads about how great business school is keep on popping up on this site every once in a while. I won't comment on that, but what I will do is make a list of ways that I think you could have a lot more fun for 20k instead of the 200k business school costs.
1. I'd take a 7 day cruise around the Bahamas on a massive cruise ship with their amazing clubs. (~$400 +$ 600 spending money) Do all the classical tourist stuff.
($1000 - 7 days)
2. Fly out to Amsterdam ($500) and pick up some dutch girls at the cafes and take them clubbing. Go pub crawling and try all top 10 beers in the world as per ratebeer.com ($400 - drink like a man), and pay two prostitutes from the red light district that look like playboy playmates for a threesome while high on mushroom just to say you did it ($700 (do it twice, just for kicks). Plus $1000 dollars food / hotel for 10 nights.
(+$2700, $3700 - 17 days)
3.Take a bus to Bruges ($30), look at some castles and hire a dwarf to take you sightseeing ($200 dollars) Stay in town in a sketchy motel with a sketchy mate. Find some transvestite hookers on the street and tell them you'll give them some of your molly if they'll watch Brokeback Mountain with you - when your friend falls asleep, tell them to give him head and take pictures. Extort him for money with the evidence in the morning. ($150 - 2 nights). $70 dollars on food.
(+450 , 4150 - 19 days)
4. Fly out to Venice +$200. Hire a scuba diving suit and a gondola for a day +500 dollars. Drive around on your boat and then dive into the water and explore the city from beneath (you may, or may not choose to try and unlock a safe, that'll cost you another 500 though). Eat your left over mushrooms from Amsterdam and go and spend the day looking at art in museums - free. Wake up on the staircase of some abbey, dust yourself off and find a restaurant and order some proper Italian pizza. Once done, take a taxi to Rome using the meter - cause you are a baller like that - and do as the Romans do. (+$1000, 3 days)
(+$1700, 5850 - 21 days)
3. Take another bus up to Milan($10), bribe your way into a fashion show and enjoy. After the show, pretend to be a representative of Brazzers.com with a $100k dollar contract for any willing participants. ($700 for a decent suit, briefcase, film equipment and documents to make this work). Pass out your card to models that look vulnerable and cash strapped. Insist on a 'trail run' recording session for recruitment purposes. If they start getting suspicious after that, tell them that round 2 is in new york, but they have to pay for their own tickets, that should get them off your back. Bail before their thugs beat you up. (+2000 for expensive hotel, more expensive food to convince models etc - 3 days)
(+$2710, $7660, 25 days)
4. Fly to monaco ($200), check into Hotel de Paris for 3 nights ($3300 dollars, $700 dollars on food)and hit the high stakes poker table. Order a dry Martini in a deep champagne goblet. With Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel. ($30). Get a decent Tux from Mens Warehouse ($400) and a fake rolex ($50). Put $5000 on the table, lose 2 and leave. Sorry, no one from Langley to save your ass.
(+6280, $13940, 28 days)
5. Fly to Barcelona (+$200) and check into a cheap motel for 1 night ($30, $50 for food). Buy a ticket from a barcelona fan outside the gates before the game ($150 dollars) and head in. Sit in the middle of the Barcelona Ultras and take off the Barcelona shirt you have on to reveal your Real Madrid shirt under ($200). Start shouting Hala Madrid and waving. Pull out your shank (free) and prepare for battle. Convince some spanish chick that you play for DC United in the states and you're trying to break into liga segunda in spain - enjoy.
(+$630, $16370, 30 days)
6. Fly to greece $300, spend the day swimming around in the Mediterranean completely naked without a care in the world. Head to Mykonos and enjoy a nude dance party. No hotels, if you can't stay at a local girls place, you have no game. Eat left overs out of her fridge to save on food money. Take toiletries from the bathroom for use later on in the trip. +$300 on belgian beer and molly. 3 days.
(+600, $16970, 33 days)
7. Fly to Rio $1100, land in copacabana and make your way to villa cruzeiro ($250) where you will be staying to save on cash. Take Samba lesson on copacabana and learn copeira martial arts while you're at it. ($200 dollars). Find your local dealer - you live in fucking villa cruzeiro, should take 5 minutes, and make your way down to copacabana with a bag full of weed ($300). Once there, share your new found wealth with some hot brazilian girls and a few surfer dudes. Head back with their crew to their penthouse right next to the beach where the girl you got high is having a 20th birthday bash. Enjoy. Spend the rest of your week repeating the process or just chilling with them going clubbing and listening to samba. ($600 food)
(+2450, $18620, 40 days)
8. Fly to california $1300 and watch Tupac rap at coachella $500. Take a bus down to USC, give a frat bro $500 to let you stay at the frat house for a week and rage with them. Buy $1000 worth of molly to keep everyone happy and just rage / have massive orgies.
(+3400, $22320, 47 days) Now that's value for money
9. Tear up that application to HBS when you realize the real party you're missing out on: life. There is more to life than school and prestige and you don't need to be in business school to have a wild time.