Starting college again at Columbia or staying at a semi-target branch campus?
Hi. I am currently a freshman (rising sophomore) at an overseas branch campus of a semi-target school (think Duke Kunshan, Georgetown SFS Qatar, NYU Abu Dhabi). I reapplied to college this year and have been accepted to the Dual BA Program between Sciences Po Paris and Columbia(not Columbia College). Basically, I would get a BA from Sciences Po and another one from Columbia University School of General Studies after 2 years in France and 2 years in New York.
Also, I am a non-US citizen/international student. My goal after graduation is either to go to econ grad school or to work in(I don't mind overseas offices). Some of my concerns:
(1) None of the credits from my current school would transfer if I enroll in the Columbia/Sciences Po program (so basically I will redo my first year).
(2) Columbia is about 150k more expensive than my current school.
(3) I also have some concerns about the job prospect of Columbia GS students not as good as CC/SEAS. While If I stay at my current school's branch campus, I would still get the same diploma as those on the main campus.
Should I stay at my current school or restart my college career at Columbia/Sciences Po. What are your recommendations? Thank you.