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Podcast: Study Abroad and Erasmus

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Beyond the States Podcast Show Notes Title Study Abroad & Erasmus Student Network  Episode Summary In this episode, Jenn talks about the prospect of studying abroad when you’re already an international student. She interviews João Pinto from the Erasmus Student Network. Interesting fact: students who study abroad are three times more likely to vote when they return home. Guest João Pinto, President of the International Board of Erasmus Student Network   Resources Study Abroad blogs from Beyond the States Erasmus Student Network Erasmus Impact Study Fun Quiz: What is Your Perfect Erasmus Destination?

Great Options for Studying Abroad

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This will be our first Thanksgiving with Jenn in several years. Perhaps it was one too many years of dry turkey and runny mashed potatoes at my family’s place in downstate Illinois that soured her on the holiday… I think the real reason she’s spent the last 5 Thanksgivings visiting schools is because it’s such a great week to travel internationally. The international terminals of the airports are empty, since most US travelers are travelling domestically. International air fares are generally reasonable at this time, as well. It’s a better time than summer, since you can get a feel for…

Changes to College in Germany

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As some of you may know, Germany has changed their admission requirements, and it’s now much more difficult for American students to apply.  Until this year, in order to be eligible to apply for college in Germany, American students needed either an IB diploma or a regular high school diploma with: a 3.0 GPA, a number of specified courses and a minimum of either 1,360 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT. For students not meeting these requirements, a number of college credits were required. Well, all that has changed. Germany is no longer accepting SAT or ACT scores. …

Podcast: From Ohio State to Deggendorf

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Show Notes Title From Ohio State to Deggendorf Description In this episode, Jenn talks with Chelsea Workman. Chelsea started studying Philosophy at Ohio State. Although she chose an ‘affordable’ public school, the tuition, at over $10k per year, soon put financial stress on my father and meant she needed to work in addition to studying. She began racking up debt. Eventually, she dropped out, believing it futile to pay over $40,000 for a bachelor’s degree in a subject she could easily learn for free, say by reading in a local coffee shop. She decided instead to work full-time and save some…

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…

Student Ambassador – Adam

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We have started a Student Ambassador program this year in which Beyond the States members, who are currently studying in Europe, will share their experiences with us through blogs, vlogs, roundtable discussions, the student facebook group, and more!  This week we hear from Adam, a third year student at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Nine Reasons to Go to College in France

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Did you know you don't have to speak French to go to college in France? There are 71 colleges in France that offer a total of 295 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs - entirely taught entirely in English.  Though France does not offer the most inexpensive tuition in Europe, there are still 109 programs that cost under $12k per year! ⠀ ⠀ Beyond the States helps students learn about the affordable English-taught bachelor’s and master's degree programs in Europe. Whether you’re still in high school contemplating your freshman year, an older person returning to college or if you’re considering getting a master’s…

College in Europe: Nine Reasons You Need to Evaluate This Option

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Whether you're still in high school contemplating your freshman year, an older person returning to college, or if you're considering getting a master's degree, here are nine reasons why you should consider college in Europe: 1. Tuition is Much More Affordable than the US In continental Europe, the average cost of all the English-taught bachelor’s programs is just $7,390 per year. Since 1985, US college costs have surged by about 500 percent, and tuition and fees continue to rise. According to the College Board, the average tuition rates in the US for a bachelor's degree is $9,410 for in-state tuition at…

2016 Year in Review

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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…