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Affordable College in Estonia

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 9, 2017

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. https://beyondthestates.podbean.com/mf/web/kdrwac/Affordable_College_in_Estonia.mp3 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

Internships: One More Advantage of College in Europe

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: December 10, 2016

As many of you know, Beyond the States was formed in response to my concerns about the state of higher education in the US.  Of course, ever rising tuition and the high stress admissions process were my two greatest worries, but I was also troubled by the post-graduation prospects for many grads these days. For recent college graduates under the age of 25 has risen to 9%(compared with 5.5 percent in 2007) and nearly half of college graduates in their twenties are underemployed, meaning the jobs they can get don’t require a bachelor’s degree. I read these facts in There is…

Change in Plans for the Viemonts

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: December 30, 2019

As you may remember, we made plans to move to Malaysia in spring 2020. We applied for a visa, and Ellie and I spent an incredible six weeks looking at schools, apartments, and just exploring. We were all super excited for a life filled with curry mee and a completely different way of life. Just a couple of weeks after I announced our plans, we had a plot twist in our lives. Tom got a job offer-one he was really excited about-for a company that is 100% remote. However, he would need to live in place that had some overlap…

GI Bill: Can It Be Used for College in Europe?

Relevance: 25%      Posted on: July 17, 2019

Josh is a former US Marine from Florida who now studies International Relations at the University of Warsaw in Poland.  His first international exposure came during his years of overseas duty. His posting to the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group  really increased his interest in higher education and stoked a desire for continued international experiences.  He also met his now-wife while serving at the US Embassy in Warsaw.  Josh’s studies are financed through the GI Bill which, until recently, I didn’t realize could be used to fund college in Europe (more info here)! Why Are Veterans So Well Suited for College or Grad School in Europe?…

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Relevance: 16%      Posted on: June 11, 2016

College in Europe 101 Jennifer covers all the bases about college in Europe in this presentation. Choosing the Right Program Jennifer discusses the factors that should weigh into your program choice. This information will pertain both to bachelor's and master's prospective students. Europe. Open Q&A followed the presentation. Master's Degree in Europe Overview Join Jennifer for an overview of available English-taught master's degrees in Europe. Interview with University College Groningen Admissions Counsellor On her most recent trip to the Netherlands, Jennifer met with Nynke-Boudien, Admissions Counsellor, to discuss a variety of areas of interest to potential attendees. College Options in Belgium and…

Is Getting Master’s Degree Overseas Right for You?

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: June 18, 2017

Did you pass up study abroad opportunities during undergrad or did you study abroad and are eager to go overseas again? If this is you, I have great news: getting a graduate degree overseas is a great way to improve your career prospects while seeing the world. More and more, US graduates are supplementing their college education with a master's degree. Why? "Many entry level jobs today now require a master's and virtually all senior management and senior professional positions require a master's," says Brian D. Kelley, chief information officer at Portage County Information Technology Services. Also, having a master's…

Is Getting a Masters Degree in Europe Right for You?

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: June 24, 2017

Did you pass up study abroad opportunities during undergrad or did you study abroad and are eager to go overseas again? If this is you, I have great news: getting a masters degree in Europe is a great way to improve your career prospects while seeing the world. More and more, US graduates are supplementing their college education with a master's degree. Why? "Many entry level jobs today now require a master's and virtually all senior management and senior professional positions require a master's," says Brian D. Kelley, chief information officer at Portage County Information Technology Services. Also, having a…

Q & A

Relevance: 13%      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…

Looking Ahead and Planning Accordingly

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: April 8, 2020

As you may know, my daughter Ellie is a sophomore and has been attending a virtual high school this year.  We knew we would be moving during the school year and decided that this would be easier than trying to find a school where she could start mid year. Instead, she will start at an international school in the fall. This virtual year also allowed her to travel with me a lot, which has been incredible for both of us! One thing I’ve learned through her online school experience is how much time in a regular school day at a…