As the year comes to a close, it’s natural to look back at where we’ve come from. 2016 was Beyond the States’ first full year and it was an amazing one. We launched our database in March. Jennifer visited schools in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. She visited schools and presented to groups in Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. We sent out 39 newsletters and posted 32 entries on our blog. Right now, Over 1,300 people receive our weekly newsletter and we have over 1,100 Likes on Facebook. As a way to look back, here are the seven blog posts of 2016 that you may have missed.
Why I started Beyond the States
Here’s the Beyond the States’ origin story.
Is College in Europe Safe?
We believe going to college in Europe is as safe as going to college in the US. We examine that topic in this blog post.
Why We Don’t List Schools in the UK
When most Americans think of college in Europe, they automatically think of England, Scotland or Ireland. We don’t list these schools in our database. Here’s where we explain why…
How to Pay for College in Europe
We talk about 529 College Savings plans, scholarships and other ways to make college in Europe as affordable as possible.
College in Europe Cost Comparison
We examine the actual costs of going to college in Europe versus a public and a private university in this case study of Jared.
College in Europe: Good or Bad for Job Prospects?
Will having a degree from a European college be an advantage or a hindrance? Click below to find out what Jenn found out on this topic.
Did you ever wonder what makes one person excited about college in Europe when most peers are going the conventional route? The answer may just lie in the individual’s threshold for collective behavior that we learned about from Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent podcast, Revisionist History.