Graduating with debt isn't the best way to start out in the real world, but it's a reality that many college graduates face. Most grads set up a plan to pay off their student loans within a certain time period, but some of the educated and in-debt have become too overwhelmed by their loans to repay them.
Instead of facing debt collectors, some students with massive debt are choosing to flee the country after they've defaulted on their loans. Grads who escape the US are running away from a problem that won't go away unless they figure out a way to fix it. There are certain cases in which some student loans are discharged or partially discharged because of hardship, and payment plan solutions for those who don't qualify for debt forgiveness — both of these are much better options than seeking a new address in another country.