Marc Turiano

heeey x] my names marc. born in the Philippines. im an awkward person.. i like food.
im a student at century high school. and i finally decided to get a tumblr. >>10/3/10

October 14, 2014 1:32 am





Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

This is the stuff that makes me fucking proud to be German. Sure, we still have many things here that need improvement, but when it comes to social justice and security, Germany is pretty awesome. There’s universal health care, there’s support if you’re unemployed - even long term - that will (if barely) enable you to survive and get by somehow. There are so many laws protecting tenants and employees from not losing their homes and jobs.

People here often complain that even that isn’t enough - and I agree in many cases - but compared to many other countries in the world we have it so good here. I really love my country for that.

If you can scrape together CHF 1,200 to 2,500 per year, you can study in Switzerland. (Some cantons/universities have extra fees for foreign students.) It has the advantage that you could study in French if you don’t know German…
Bear in mind that living here is pretty fucking expensive, though… (Still probably not as expensive as your university could get :X)

More about the costs here:

Oh, yeah. And healthcare. You’ll have that here.

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September 26, 2014 10:56 am


Peter and Loki trying to use each other’s powers - Ultimate Spider-Man 3x01

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3:29 am

this was my lab partner’s ipad background today


this was my lab partner’s ipad background today

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3:28 am

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3:28 am


im dead

sounds like something i would do



im dead

sounds like something i would do

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3:25 am




Science side of tumblr how do I become a jellyfish

Jellyfish have no brains. You’re already pretty close.

Okay WOW

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September 24, 2014 11:05 pm September 14, 2014 10:12 am



White people crying after Mitt Romney lost the election

Ah my favorite post on this site makes rounds once again

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September 7, 2014 10:45 pm





how does porn make money if i can literally just search free porn

How do musicians make money when you can literally just download free music?

Musicians make a lot of money from touring

when’s the last time you went to a live porn concert

yesterday with ur mom

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September 6, 2014 2:14 am


*fills a coconut with shower gel*


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2:14 am 1:53 am September 4, 2014 8:24 am

i’m sending that outfit to the shadow realm


i’m sending that outfit to the shadow realm

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1:10 am






Parrot caught singing let the bodies hit the floor

I was so done when it whispered…I would shit bricks if I heard that when I got up to get a drink in the middle of the night…

“Let the bodies hit the….FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!”

oh my god he’s so into it


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1:01 am









3 people stealing the same bike [video]


entirely fed up with this world 


Racism right here.

White people steal, and it’s BRUSHED OFF AND OTHER PEOPLE HELP

Black person? MOB of people come to attack him.

*lies down*

but it’s all in our heads though

This shit is infuriating

They helped the white girl steal it. Not just let her steal it, but HELPED her steal it.

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