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Affordable College in Estonia

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...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...

Reason for Hope in a Time of Change

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: November 14, 2016

Last week was a rough one for a number of us. Many people have concerns about what the next four years will hold.  There have been increased reports of violence and acts of bigotry across the country. In our own progressive enclave in North Carolina (not an oxymoron), a Latina woman who was walking her kids to school was followed by a pick up truck whose occupants were taunting them that they would soon be deported.  There are also concerns for our LGBT community and what the new political climate means for their rights and their safety following the election. Of…

Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Europe Right for You?

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: June 24, 2017

...information like program descriptions, qualifications, country-by-country visa requirements and more. We also have a section called “Jenn Says” with Jenn’s firsthand observations from school visits and expert’s insight. To learn...

How to Use the GI Bill for College in Europe

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: January 23, 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…

Internships: One More Advantage of College in Europe

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: December 10, 2016

...year has a three-month management internship. This allows students to have firsthand knowledge of how each level of an organization is impacted by the other. There are many international companies...

Student Update: Jared Thriving at KU Leuven

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: November 26, 2016

We recently gave you an update on how Theo is doing at Leiden University College. Today I have an update on Jared (first blog, second blog) the student from Chapel Hill we worked with who is now attending KU Leuven in Brussels, Belgium. Jared’s family had a crazy summer before he left for school.  In addition to getting Jared ready for college in Europe, they were also in the process of relocating from Chapel Hill to Wilmington, NC.  Jared’s mom was starting a new job so Jared’s dad, Dave, went with Jared to settle him in.  Now I have to…

Six College Related Travel Experiences

Relevance: 28%      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…

Vesalius College: Small School Benefits in Brussels with Large School Facilities

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: February 28, 2017

Let me just start by saying that, though there are many parts of Belgium that I think are incredible, Brussels has never been my favorite city in Europe. That said, I have learned that the city has a tremendous amount to offer students. The first has to do with the price. The government subsidizes public universities and I visited two schools during this visit with tuition under $3,000 per year.  Remember that these are three-year programs so you are getting your full degree for under $10,000!  The school that impressed me the most on this trip, however, is a private…

Are US Study Abroad Programs a Good Path to Global Citizenship?

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I’ve talked before about the importance of exposure to cultural diversity and how grateful I was to have it as an integral part of my life growing up in Chicago.  I knew that this was something my kids would not have in their day to day life growing up in our homogeneous town of Chapel Hill, NC. Tom and I made it a priority to expose them in different ways with an eye towards global citizenship. We made it a priority to travel internationally from the time they were young, even when it meant long flights with cranky kids or making…

Firsthand: Tallinn, Estonia

Relevance: 22%      Posted on: February 28, 2016

Though I had no knowledge of Estonia a year ago, when I started reading about schools in Tallinn I knew that I had to visit. I was surprised...