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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?…

Podcast: Parent’s Guide to College in Europe

     Posted on: January 6, 2018

Title Parent's Guide to College in Europe Episode Summary In this episode, Jenn talks about threshold model of collective behavior first introduced to us in Malcolm Gladwell’s amazing podcast, Revisionist History. This theory describes how some people within a group are more comfortable than others when acting against group norms. If you’re at all interested in college in Europe, I encourage you to listen to Gladwell’s podcast episode, The Big Man Can’t Shoot, which explains an academic concept using an accessible sports motif. Jenn’s guest for this episode is one of our members, Laura, whose daughter, Liza, is attending Anglo…

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…

Study Abroad and the Secret of Direct Enrollment

     Posted on: September 5, 2016

I was speaking with the parent of a college student recently explaining the mission of Beyond the States, when she said, “Oh yes, [my college student] is going to do study abroad.” Study abroad programs, like many aspects of the US college experience, such as overpriced textbooks and crazy housing costs, tend to be unnecessarily expensive when compared with direct enrollment in a European school. The extreme cost of these study abroad programs often stems from the fact that students generally must pay full tuition to their home school, even while they’re studying abroad. Additionally, US tuition is too high…

What’s Your Threshold?

     Posted on: August 4, 2016

Though I would say that both Tom and I are comfortable with uncertainty, I admit that he is more likely to explore and embrace new or unconventional ideas long before they hit the mainstream. I can't tell you how many times I've teased him for some seemingly kooky health idea he started incorporating into his routine.  From using coconut oil for just about everything to eating fermented foods for gut health.  Sure enough, soon after I would read about the same thing in the New York Times or see a book review about the microbiome.  Before I knew it, many of…

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     Posted on: June 18, 2016

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The US Admissions Rat Race

     Posted on: June 14, 2016

Other than the already sky-high and still increasing tuition, another concern I had about sending my own kids to universities in the US was the high-stress admissions process.  I believe that high school should be used to explore interests and find out what really speaks to you. Instead, college-bound students in the US are often pressured to spend high school performing and producing in order to look good to colleges. The book, Race to Nowhere, spoke to the incredible pressure put on high schoolers these days, Many of who are encouraged to take as many AP classes as they possibly can,…

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     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…

How to Pay for College in Europe?

     Posted on: May 2, 2016

Saving for college has always stressed me out. We put money away every month, but I’ve known for a while that it won’t be enough to make a dent in US tuition costs. I read an article that said, of families saving for college, the average amount saved is $15,346. Given that 4 years of tuition alone averages between $37,640 (public, in-state) and $129,620 (private), I’m not the only one who is falling short in the college savings department!  Financial advisors know that it’s farfetched to suggest that parents have enough saved for the full 4 years of college, but…