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The Ups and Downs of Expat Life

     Posted on: February 9, 2021

A few months after we moved to Portugal, I saw a post in a Facebook expat group that made me laugh. A person was planing their move to Portugal and trying to figure out what they should bring with them and what they could wait and get after the move here. Their question was “what have you had trouble finding in Portugal”. One of the answers was “A sense of urgency”.  This response seriously cracked me up! Others though took offense and criticized the person for not appreciating life in Portugal. I have to tell you-living abroad can be hard!…

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

     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?…

Study Medicine in Europe: the Fast Track to Health Sciences Careers

     Posted on: December 30, 2016

Are you considering a career in health sciences? Have you thought about the option to study medicine in Europe? Europe offers many programs that combine a bachelor’s degree with an advanced degree in areas like medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.  In 5-6 years (depending on the type of program), students can obtain their bachelor's and also an advanced degree like a PharmD, DVM, DDS or MD.  In the programs we're talking about, you'll be able to study medicine in Europe in English. Here’s the crazy thing - the average tuition for these programs is just under $10,500 per year. Let’s go through some…

Homeschooler’s Guide to College in Europe

     Posted on: October 15, 2016

The face of homeschool has changed a lot over the years.  Only 36% are doing so for religious/moral reasons and more and more families are homeschooling due to their dissatisfaction with the education system in this country.  We get a lot of interest from these families, who realize that college in Europe is a way to continue to opt out of the problems with the higher education system.We get a lot of inquiries about how being homeschooled factors into the admission process in Europe. While homeschooling is on the rise in Europe, there are some countries in which is it…