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Relevance: 87%      Posted on: December 11, 2015

You probably have a few questions about how earning your bachelor's degree overseas works. Here are answers to some common questions. I’m not fluent or proficient in any other language. Can I still get my degree in Europe? Yes! We have information on over 7,000 degree programs (master's and bachelor's combined) at more than 750 schools in non-anglophone European countries. These programs are conducted entirely in English. No foreign language is needed for admission and all of the classes and classwork will be in English. That said, you will be living in a country that isn’t English-speaking so you will…

Podcast: Transparent Admissions Requirements

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: August 27, 2016

Jenn begins by touching down on the problems with the US higher education admissions processes and the increase in the number of US schools with extremely low acceptance rates. Maarten Dikhoff, an administrator from Groningen University, explains how different the admissions process is when students apply to schools in the Netherlands and Europe. The transparent and objective admissions criteria present a refreshing change to those accustomed to the US systems. Spoiler alert-they don't care about your SAT scores or extracurricular activities!   Resources US News College Acceptance Rates Race to Nowhere Vicky Abeles Vicky Abeles quote Groningen University website…

“How Can I Transfer to a University in Europe?”

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: September 9, 2020

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from college students in the US these days. Whether it’s due to the political climate in the US, frustration with how their universities (or fellow students) handled the pandemic, or seeing ROI issues around US higher education first hand, these students are seeking alternatives. Some have a year or more of college credits and others are working on their associate’s degree. The question I’m getting from these students is “How do I transfer to a university in Europe?” I wish I had a concise answer, but it takes a bit of explaining and…

Six College Related Travel Experiences

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: June 1, 2016

Someone close to you may think this "college in Europe" stuff is a pretty frivolous idea - that it's all just an excuse for you to take selfies at the castles from Game of Thrones or to attend Europe's best summer music festivals. Here are six other travel experiences connected to school that you're probably not aware of yet (and don't involve Finnish hipsters, organic food trucks or Massive Attack). 1. College visits Once you've decided on a school or narrowed your choices to a very short list, you'll naturally start thinking of visits. The great news is that we've…

A Standout University to Study in Spain

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: February 12, 2020

A Standout University to Study in Spain I don’t get excited about every school I visit. There are some that are fine, but not especially impressive. Other visits lead to  a few concerns. There are some that would be great for a very specific group of students, but not the majority. While I share this information with Beyond the States members in various ways, I don’t write blogs about these schools. I was a little concerned about visit to review options to study in Spain.A few years ago, I went to Barcelona and it was incredibly difficult to get information…

Applied Learning and Fun in The Hague

Relevance: 65%      Posted on: December 17, 2017

Show Notes Title: Student Social Scene and Universities of Applied Sciences Description In this episode, Jenn looks are two questions: What is the social life like for international students? And what is a University of Applied Sciences? Universities of Applied Sciences focus on getting students ready to enter the workforce as opposed to the purely theoretical approach one would find at a research university. In some countries, UASs are viewed as inferior, while in the Netherlands, they’re viewed as simply different. In this episode, Jenn interviews Hannah Remo. Originally from a small town in New Jersey, Hannah is currently studying…

Experience Day at a College in Europe

Relevance: 62%      Posted on: December 5, 2016

Show Notes Title: Experience Day at a College in Europe Description: How does a student decide on which program is best for him? What is that selection process like? This episode’s guest is Sam Viemont, son of Jennifer and Tom Viemont. The episode covers Jenn & Sam’s recent trip to the Netherlands to visit Leiden University for the school’s Experience Day. Guest: Sam Viemont Download this episode (right click and save) Notes: Leiden University International Studies Program SciencesPo Middle East Study Program Binding Study Advice Admissions Process Podcast Leiden University Student Housing B2 Language Proficiency Practicing International Studies Six Dutch…