I have just started with the podcast and in episode 78(give or take 1) the guys mentioned a ecourse turned pdf that Adam King put together called "Woodworking can pay your bills." I see that he has since gone a different direction and it isn't on his site but does anyone know where it might be lurking on the interwebs somewhere?
I say it depends on what you want to do! What projects do you want to build?
I think if you go the FT route, you could give them a shout, explain your situation, and they'd by happy to send you 110 versions there.
If you're going to be a heavy hand tool person when you get back in the states then, go that route. If you're going to be a heavy power tool person when you get back, then go that way.