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College in The Netherlands: Michael from Virginia

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: November 22, 2015

Hello to whomever is reading, hopefully you’re an American student or prospective student who hates student loans, which, I assume, is a lot of you. I’m here to give you my experiences on my past year as an American student going to college in The Netherlands as an international student. Who Am I and Why Am I Here? I’m currently a 2nd year student studying Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands; however we students here either call it TUDelft, Delft or the TU. I’m an 18, almost 19, year old East Coaster from the Washington…

Podcast: College in Europe: What You Need to Know

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: September 24, 2016

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. https://beyondthestates.podbean.com/mf/web/zjen75/College_in_Europe_What_You_Need_to_K.mp3 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…

Sam’s (Mostly) Low Stress Junior Year

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: June 5, 2018

Ahh…..the end of the school year.  Sam is completing his junior year of high school and Ellie is finishing 8th grade. It’s hard to believe that it was this time three years ago that I learned about the possibilities for college in Europe.  Man, I can only imagine how different the last three years of our lives would have been (as well as the next four) if we didn’t know about these alternatives. Many of you know that I believe that the benefits provided by the transparent admissions processes in Europe have as much of an impact on our lives…

Applied Learning and Fun in The Hague

Relevance: 78%      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…

Pre Master Overview

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: October 7, 2020

We often hear from students who earned their bachelor’s in one area of study but are now interested in a master’s degree in a different field. We also hear from people who are interested in changing careers. Another group we hear from want to pursue a master’s degree in Europe but don’t meet all the requirements of the program. Is it a lost cause for these groups of students? No, it’s not. There are options, such as a Pre Master, which is a series of courses designed to fill in the missing pieces on the transcript. It’s impossible to generalize…

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Relevance: 66%      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…

Playing Sports as a College Student in Europe

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: December 28, 2020

We sometimes get the question, “Will I miss out on sports by going to school in Europe?” The answer is, “No”, but the form may be different than what one expects. The sports scene in Europe is different than in the US, but it is still quite vibrant.  Sports in Europe are structurally different than in the US as sports here are associated with “sporting clubs”. The club system is a network of sporting organizations, ranging from small local recreational clubs to multi-billion dollar franchises akin to the professional sports organizations of the US.  The club system is complex and…