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Podcast: College in Europe: What You Need to Know

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Episode 5: College in Europe: What You Need to Know Show Notes Description In this podcast, Jenn covers the basic concepts about going to college in Europe. She explains the different types of higher education institutions in Europe, the types of degree programs, along with housing and student life. Resources CNN Money article: Americans are Moving to Europe for Free College Degrees What is the difference between a school, college and university in the USA? Terms to Know About Studying in Europe Frequently Asked Questions About College in Europe Do You Have What It Takes? Escape the Madness of…

Applied Learning and Fun in The Hague

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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…

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

Relevance: 73%      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…

Experience Day at a College in Europe

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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…

Six College Related Travel Experiences

Relevance: 69%      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…

Theo’s Cost Comparison

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: June 28, 2016

We've already written one cost comparison post showing how college in Europe with low tuition is much more affordable than a public university or a private university in the US. This caused us to ask another question: does it still make financial sense when the tuition is not the incredibly low €1000 per year that Jared will be paying? We think the answer is "Yes" for a number of reasons, but let's look at the numbers. Theo is a strong student from a good high school in Venice, California. His grades and 6 AP classes were more than enough to…

Affordable College in Estonia

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Episode 6: Affordable College in Estonia Show Notes Description In this episode, Jenn interviews Crystal LaGrone about her experience attending the Master’s program in e-Governance Technologies at Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia. Crystal's tuition and living expenses were quite reasonable, especially since this program was exactly what she wanted to study. Resources Best fit list Estonia wiki page Is Estonia the Next Silicon Valley?  Firsthand: Estonia Tallinn University of Tech sample page House Hunters International episode on Estonia What is Cyber hygiene? E-government Documentary: The Singing Revolution NATO cyber security center in Tallinn Freedom Square

2016 Year in Review

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: December 27, 2016

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…