I'm so glad you found us!
When my oldest finished middle school, I started worrying about the sky-high tuitions and tricky admissions policies of U.S. colleges.
Searching for alternatives, I discovered that many European universities offer top-notch, fully-accredited degree programs taught entirely in English — at a fraction of U.S. tuition costs. Amazingly, hundreds of these programs are under $4000 per year, 50 are tuition free… and many Bachelor degree programs last only 3 years!
The only problem? Vital specifics about college in Europe were hard to find, unclear, and incomplete. Worse, many online portals are biased toward high-end sponsors.
So I spent the next year visiting colleges in Europe, researching all 1900+ English-taught university degree programs. I learned first-hand about the different countries’ education systems and admissions requirements. I talked to U.S. students who were already attending European universities. I had frank discussions with university administrators about both challenges and benefits for students living abroad.
I organized all this info into Beyond The States to help other students easily explore their options and find their best fit. I created a searchable database, complete with admissions policies, deadlines, tuitions, housing and real boots on-the-ground info. Then I added
stage-specific online classes, workshops, Program of the Month, Office Hours, Live Q&A Calls, and helpful online communities.
Today, I continue to personally visit schools throughout continental Europe to provide families with the benefits, obstacles, and red-flags — everything I wanted to know when exploring these options for my own kids. You get honest, objective information and advice because Beyond The States never accepts money from universities or other sponsors.
My son is now attending a top 100 university in the Netherlands. He has friends from around the world with diverse perspectives. He’s exploring Europe and forming connections. And we are saving between $40,000 - $200,000 for his college education!
As a mom who has scoured the options, taken the plunge and reaped the benefits, I sincerely encourage you to try out Beyond The States.
For less $ than a tank of gas, Beyond The States Membership lets you:
- Find Your Best Options in Minutes. Eliminate months of research using our unbiased database of 1900+ English taught programs to find the university programs that match your individual preferences.
- Get Firm Answers. So many questions. So many opinions. Join Beyond The States founder Jenn Viemont for direct answers to your specific questions during this live Members-Only Q&A Call.
- Learn and Connect. Benefit from the actual experiences of other parents and students in our Private Member Facebook Community.
- Gain Valuable Insight. Access practical Online Workshops covering student life, housing, and other topics about going to college in Europe.
- Discover Hidden Gems. Deep-dive into highlighted university program profiles with our Program of the Month.
- Monthly Office Hours. Every month, Jenn posts a recording with her answers to member-submitted questions. Includes all past and current recordings.
- Save With Discounts. Enjoy substantial discounts off our Masterclasses, Self-Paced Classes, and Best Fit Services.
Our Members Love Beyond The States
Beyond The States members now study in Austria, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, The Netherlands, and Hungary. And they’re loving every minute of this life-changing experience!
Beyond the States opened up a whole new world for us, and gave my son hope when he thought all was lost. He did not go the traditional route for high school due to an illness. But as I write this, he is in The Netherlands, on his own, visiting The Hague and Erasmus College. Beyond the States truly was a gift from heaven.
- JENNIFER, NEW JERSEY
When my daughter said she wanted to go to college in Europe, I was at a complete loss. BTS has been incredibly helpful with a thorough database, informative webinars and blogs about the many facets of college in Europe. Jenn visits the colleges and gives great insight which helped us narrow choices to find the best fit. My daughter was recently accepted into the University of Pecs, Hungary. We couldn’t have done it without Beyond the States
- ANNE, OREGON
BTS has the most comprehensive information for American students looking to study in Europe. Without it, we would never have found the school we ultimately chose. Beyond the financial benefits, the quality of education and the increased job opportunities upon graduation, there is the self-awareness and personal growth from the experience of living in another culture that cannot be found by attending an American university.
- LAURA, CONNECTICUT
The database allows us to filter to find the schools that have what we are looking for. The webcasts give a lot of relevant details. Most comforting though have been the Q&A calls. As we have narrowed down our findings, being able to ask directly and hear knowledgeable answers reassures us. It’s a big deal doing something outside the box and having your constant positive support is really key for us to continue to have the confidence to do this.
- LAURA, CONNECTICUT
BTS eliminated the mystery and opened up the world to my child. My daughter is beyond excited to begin her college experience. We would not have known where to begin without Beyond the States. We have felt educated and supported since we joined BTS. We’re connected to other families with students at Erasmus. The money we have saved will go so much further in Europe. No crippling student loan debt for our daughter. I can’t say thank you enough for the help we have received in getting here.
- HOLLY, INDIANA
You don’t have to do it all on your own! BTS offers a community of like-minded, helpful parents, where you can get answers and compare notes with others. I believe college abroad will be transformative for my daughter. With BTS, I feel like part of a generous community that shares its knowledge and experiences, so I don’t have to figure out everything on my own. I can’t imagine how our family would even navigate all the details we’d need to know about studying abroad without BTS and its members.
- MOLLY, NEW JERSEY