No joke, if you're american, just leave the country
I fucked off to germany to lern2code, my classes are all in english, and i live off savings and my 80 hours/month of work allowed while you're on a student visa. I worked for about a year or two before coming out here. I had some background with the language before coming over here but if you commit to it you can pick it up, and most youths speak English anyway. Best part is, college debt collectors won't come get me over here.