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Podcast: Transparent Admissions Requirements

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: August 27, 2016

Jenn begins by touching down on the problems with the US higher education admissions processes and the increase in the number of US schools with extremely low acceptance rates. Maarten Dikhoff, an administrator from Groningen University, explains how different the admissions process is when students apply to schools in the Netherlands and Europe. The transparent and objective admissions criteria present a refreshing change to those accustomed to the US systems. Spoiler alert-they don't care about your SAT scores or extracurricular activities! https://beyondthestates.podbean.com/mf/web/fjzhws/EP03_BTS.mp3   Resources US News College Acceptance Rates Race to Nowhere Vicky Abeles Vicky Abeles quote Groningen University website…

Firsthand: Groningen University

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: April 2, 2016

A lot of people (including myself until recently) would have trouble naming cities in the Netherlands other than Amsterdam (and possibly The Hague). Groningen is a city that isn’t well known, but has a tremendous amount to offer students. It is a true student town, with students making up 25% of the 250,000 population. Even outside of students, it is a young city as 50% of the population is under the age of 35. Groningen is as compact as it is easy to navigate. I liked it immediately when I got off the train. The Groningen Museum is right across…

University College Groningen: a Deep Dive

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: March 19, 2017

I was really excited to visit Groningen again.  When I visited last year, it was just for a few hours.  This time I was there for 3 days exploring the town and meeting with administrators and students from Groningen University College (UCG). Since so many of you have expressed interest in Dutch universities, particularly the university colleges, we are bringing you what we are calling a “deep dive” into UCG. Let’s start with the city. Groningen is located in the northernmost part of the country, about a two-hour train ride from Amsterdam. It is the youngest city in the Netherlands,…

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

Relevance: 37%      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?…

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Relevance: 21%      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…

Three Reasons Students Are Going To Europe For Graduate School

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: August 24, 2019

In 2015, I stumbled on the existence of English-taught full degree programs held at European universities. My kids were teenagers and I had a number of concerns about higher education in the US-from ever increasing cost to opaque admissions process to varying quality- so I decided to explore whether to keep this possibility on our radar. Prior to this, I assumed that an international student would have to know a foreign language to study in Europe. I certainly had no idea that, in non-Anglophone countries in Europe, there are over 700 accredited universities offering almost 8,000 full bachelor’s and master’s degree…

Top Three Reasons Students Are Going to Europe for Graduate School

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: July 13, 2019

Did you know that there are thousands of graduate school programs in Europe that cost a lot less than US grad school tuition? In 2015, I stumbled on the existence of English-taught full degree programs held at European universities. My kids were teenagers and I had a number of concerns about higher education in the US-from ever increasing cost to opaque admissions process to varying quality- so I decided to explore whether to keep this possibility on our radar. Prior to this, I assumed that an international student would have to know a foreign language to study in Europe. I…

Top Three Reasons Students Are Going to Europe for Graduate School

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: September 16, 2019

Did you know that there are thousands of graduate school programs in Europe that cost a lot less than US grad school tuition? In 2015, I stumbled on the existence of English-taught full degree programs held at European universities. My kids were teenagers and I had a number of concerns about higher education in the US-from ever increasing cost to opaque admissions process to varying quality- so I decided to explore whether to keep this possibility on our radar. Prior to this, I assumed that an international student would have to know a foreign language to study in Europe. I…