Membership

Beyond the States is a single, comprehensive source for all the accredited, English-taught bachelor’s programs in continental Europe (excluding the UK and Ireland). We help students connect with and navigate their post-secondary educational opportunities to start and complete their bachelor’s degrees abroad. We serve as an online guide to the thousands of bachelor’s programs taught in English in continental Europe (excluding England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland).

We provide a range of packages to help students understand and qualify their choices. We also help navigate the processes. Descriptions of all the offerings are below and you can also check out our blog with suggestions for how and when to choose the level that meets your needs. Our memberships automatically renew unless canceled. For more information on our recurring memberships and our refund policy, please visit the following link: refund policy.

 Independent StudyHonor RollSalutatorianValedictorian
Database Access
($149 value)
6 Mo./One Yr. 6 Mo./One Yr. One YearOne Year
Group Q&A Calls
($50/month value)
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List of Personalized
Best Fit Schools
($185 value)
NoIncludedIncludedIncluded
Hours of Consulting
($125/hour value)
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Unlimited Email Support
($200/month value)
NoNoNoIncluded
Total Value$749$934$1,309$4,834
Cost$89/$149$215/$275$475$2,495

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Elements of Membership

Database Access

Each Beyond the States membership includes access to the database we created of all the English-taught programs in continental Europe (excluding the UK and Ireland). The Independent Study level allows for an option for six months of access. Each school listing includes information about the programs offered, tuition, location, and length of the program. In addition, all of the schools that have been ranked globally have an extended profile that includes information on admissions, housing, and student life. Country-specific information related to admissions and the visa requirements are also included in the database. We have sample pages you can view here and here. We are objective in that we don’t solicit or accept funds from the schools we profile. Some online guides only list the schools that pay them. Some educational consultants receive remuneration for sending students to one school over another.

Monthly Group Q&A Call

Once each month, all our members are able to call into a group conference call in which I answer questions about the schools, admissions, student life, or anything that has come up in the process.

Personalized List of Good Fit Colleges

You complete a questionnaire that asks about interests, qualifications, and other individual information.  Based on this information, I will provide you with a short list of programs I think you should check out.  Since the database has more than 1,500 options, this can help answer the question, “Where do I start?”

Consultation

This is not broken down into a number of sessions because it is completely personalized to your needs and situation.  Some members benefit more from multiple short calls.  While others benefit more from email contact.  Others prefer to use the time for me to dig deeper to find answers to more specific information than is found in our database. When you join, you identify what you would like to use the services to achieve and we customize the service hours to best meet those needs. Members at our Valedictorian level do have monthly check in calls to make sure that they stay on track. Additional consultation hours can be purchased for $125 hour.

Unlimited Email Support

Valedictorian members can email me as much as they need to make sure that they stay on track and get their questions answered throughout the process. Please note that the number of members allowed at our Valedictorian level is extremely limited.

A Note About Our Professional Membership

Our Beyond the States memberships are designed for individual use. If you’re a college counselor or someone similar and would like to use our services with your clients, please contact us to discuss setting up a professional membership.