A student in a PhD program in Europe, who has completed a BA (three years) and MA (two years), and is now in the third year of a PhD program and in his/her mid-20s writes:
Being dissatisfied with my program, I am looking for ways to transfer my Ph.D. abroad or even to start a new one and I am planning to apply for some Ph.D. programs in the US as well. I am aware that my choice is not going to be looked on favorably by everyone and, from what I heard, some American universities would consider me too "academically old", so to say (I am already in my third year of Ph.D.).
Therefore, I would like to know whether you and your blog readers think this issue is going to be considered as a real drawback in my application and whether there are any universities where this is not going to be a problem instead.
Thoughts from readers, including students who may have made a similar transition from a European PhD program to a US PhD program?