And after that, you'll be well-positioned to be admitted to a doctoral program, if you so desire, pretty well anywhere you like. A couple-three years in Provence might do. Weather, wine and interesting linguistics - or some time studying Native dialects in the Amazon Jungle, if you prefer. And if you don't get swallowed by a giant anaconda, or drummed out of your local petanque league, you'll return in triumph and be "Doctor Maniac, Extreme Moderator" here at DI. "Doctor Maniac" - sounds like an AM DJ!