You are in a very similar situation to what I was in a couple of years ago. Long story short I moved to Philippines, hated it, and moved back. I think you should just get your education in the US, you will be able to go anywhere in the world after you get that degree.
When I first started living in the Philippines, people were NOT accommodating to me, in fact they treated me like crap for no good reason. I'd try to make friends or talk to people and they would treat me like a lepper. I'd never been treated like that in my life, anywhere in the world. People were so rude, materialistic and competitive. I was later told it was because they think that all foreign born Filipino's are arrogant (even though I always tried to be REALLY nice).
However I can only speak about my experiences and I am sure there are other that experienced the total opposite of what I experienced, I just wanted to tell you so you could get a better understanding of what some people go through before you make your decision. Later.