There is noting wrong with pressure to perform, that is for sure. But do you want parents and administrators bugging you all of the time to raise grades and so on?
You can also be fooled by the salary. For example, Singapore pays tremendous salaries, but be advised that they are in Singapore dollars which is not the equivalent of USD. Also be very aware of the cost of living. As I wrote in an earlier post, how much money are you going to have to pay for a tomato vis-vis your salary in Singapore or wherever versus your home country. How many hours do you have to work for that tomato or case of beer or whatever product or service you wish to buy?
Or, to put it another way, how much money are you going to be left with in your pocket at the end of the day after you pay for your rent and food? You will be surprise how far something like $2,000 USD a month goes in places like Cambodia or Vietnam!
If you have the choice of a few places to go but you are not sure which school or country to choose, read some of my blog comments on each country or just write me here and ask and I promise you I will give you the costs and benefits of each country so you can go prepared.
Good luck with your choices. The world is truly your oyster!