I am an international student, studying for a PhD in Electrical Engineering at UNC and just finished my first year. My employer gave me a full scholarship to the US. So, I have a 6k monthly salary while they cover all tuition fees and medical.
I would like to take my time to finish it in 6 years. No rush as I am enjoying staying in the US and very fortunate to have my children study here.
However, my advisor is pushing me to work harder, he plans to graduate me in four years. How can I tell him my opinion? I am afraid it will give him bad indication that I am not serious while I am interested to do good but during a longer period of time.