I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, I'm afraid that leaving the US to study aerospace engineering is a bad idea because the US leads the aerospace industry (NASA budget > ESA budget, best aero university rankings, US institutional inertia, etc).
Thus, is it impractical for a US undergrad in aerospace engineering to pursue an MS in Germany?
I don't think it's impractical if I'm looking at the complete package of new knowledge/research, new engineering outlook, and cultural diversity, but I'd like to hear y'all's thoughts. I just learned about the DLR's masters programs, so keep 'em coming!