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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

Reason for Hope in a Time of Change

Relevance: 51%      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…

Studying in Europe: Still a Great Idea

Relevance: 43%      Posted on: November 2, 2020

When we post this blog, we don’t expect to know the winner of the US presidential election. It’s a time of uncertainty around so many issues in the world. Regardless of who is in the Oval Office in January, though, studying in Europe is still an idea worth exploring. We truly hope to see changes around the cost of American higher education. However, even if we have a president who is proposing real reforms, the process does not move quickly.  Changes will take some time to be approved and then implemented, if it even gets that far. Until then college…

“How Can I Transfer to a University in Europe?”

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: September 9, 2020

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from college students in the US these days. Whether it’s due to the political climate in the US, frustration with how their universities (or fellow students) handled the pandemic, or seeing ROI issues around US higher education first hand, these students are seeking alternatives. Some have a year or more of college credits and others are working on their associate’s degree. The question I’m getting from these students is “How do I transfer to a university in Europe?” I wish I had a concise answer, but it takes a bit of explaining and…

Is Getting Master’s Degree Overseas Right for You?

Relevance: 35%      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: 34%      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…

Internships: One More Advantage of College in Europe

Relevance: 32%      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…

Student Update: Jared Thriving at KU Leuven

Relevance: 31%      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…

Change in Plans for the Viemonts

Relevance: 31%      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…

Six College Related Travel Experiences

Relevance: 30%      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…