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Podcast: Studying with ADHD in Europe

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Studying with ADHD in Europe

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Episode Summary

In today’s episode, Jenn welcomes Liza, one of the original BTS members, who some of you might know from TikTok. She will talk about her experience studying in Europe, as a student with ADHD.

Furthermore, Liza will share her insights in how to utilize her strengths related to diagnosis and all the knowledge about strategies that help her personally in areas she struggles with. Tune in and learn how to use your disabilities as an advantage!

However, before we jump into an interview with Liza, you will get the latest updates on Sam’s studies in Europe and how he overcame the difficulties studying amid the global pandemic.

In addition, you’ll find all about October special, a Crunch Time Pack which is offered only twice a year. Get your Best Fit List soon enough! It’s limited to 5 students only.

“The positive thing about ADHD? When something is enjoyable, you can dive in!” Liza Majeski

Special Offer: Get VIP Crunch Time Pack during the October Special

Guest: Liza Miezejeski

What you will hear in this episode:

  • Sam’s experience with ADHD through middle and high school
  • The challenges he faced studying online in the COVID era and
  • Why he transferred to study at Anglo American University in Prague
  • Liza’s experience studying in the EU as a student with ADHD
  • How to utilize strengths related to diagnosis
  • More stories of students with ADHD in Europe
  • Liza’s background in schooling with a learning disability
  • Deciding best options and programs for an ADHD student
  • Binding Study Advice in EU and other obstacles
  • How EU Universities adapted Covid measures
  • From Prague to Brussels: Going to different schools every year
  • Liza’s 504 plan
  • Advice for ADHD students that want to be proactive and develop learning skills
  • Chasing Dopamine: The positive sides of ADHD
  • Staying in Europe, or coming back to the US?

Resources:

Connect with us:

Check out our FB Page! 

Liza’s TikTok

Check out our IG Profile!

Check out our TikTok!

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Podcast: All around Europe with Anya

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All around Europe with Anya

Episode Summary

Welcome back to another episode of the Beyond the States podcast! In today’s interview with Jenn, Anya talks about a unique study program in Europe in which a student studies in a different city/country each year.

Far away from her birthplace in Colorado, now a student in ESCP University, our guest will talk about how she found the right college in the EU, why she’d decided for that kind of program, and what track she’ll pursue in time to come. Anya reveals how it’s like to learn foreign languages and cultures (3 times in a row) during challenging times of COVID issues, and much more!

Besides, Jenn is having a word about who has made her life considerably easier during her stay in Portugal. Have you ever heard about Bruno “The Fixer”?

Guest

Anya Berchtold

What you will hear in this episode:

  • ESCP program: Studying in 3 different countries
  • Who is Bruno, and how he “fixed” Jenn’s life in Portugal
  • Using school & system resources, or going full self-righteous way
    (or… using someone like Bruno)
  • From Boulder, Colorado, to being Down and Up in Paris and London
  • Finding the right college and study program in Europe
  • Anya’s EU roots and family background
  • The choices in ESCP: Paris, London, Madrid, Turin, Berlin… Where to go?
  • Student life in EU: How it’s like to adjust, find a residence, and much more
  • The Graduation: The % of students that go to the Master, and the % of students that go to the workforce (and what % gets the job)

Special Offer:

We’re running a special offer right now to celebrate the return of the podcast, check out the deal here!  

Resources:

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Podcast: Studying and Playing Baseball in the Netherlands

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Studying and Playing Baseball in the Netherlands

Episode Summary

In this week’s episode, Jenn discusses with Adam, a US student currently studying in Rotterdam. Our guest talks about a number of his experiences beyond the States, including the fact that he plays competitive baseball in the Netherlands.

Learn more about Adam’s background, how it looks like to study as an international student in Europe, and the main differences between the US and EU school systems. Moreover, find out how American students get used to European life, especially during the COVID era. Tune in and hear out firsthand from our young, and yet so mature guest, Adam!

“You’re going to learn 10% in the classroom. Plant seed and water the relationships. That’s where you really learn from, the people you connect with.” Adam’s Dad

What you will hear in this episode:

  • How hard it’s for international students to adapt to Europe
  • The differences between US & EU school system
  • Why US university campuses are like a bubble, while EU student residences make you bonded with the city and academic community
  • Off the pressure: Leisure of EU collegian sports
  • Which “Greek System” is better?
  • Where do students go after their first years in the student residence?
  • Adam’s family background: Support, preparation, motivation
  • How you can play “pro” baseball in Europe
  • Minor & Major plans of a student and how does COVID affect them

Special Offer:

We’re running a special offer right now to celebrate the return of the podcast, check out the deal here!  

Resources

Connect with us:

 

 

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Podcast: The Return of the BTS Podcast

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Return of the BTS Podcast

Episode Summary

The Beyond the States podcast is back! In this episode, recorded in August 2021, Jenn covers the basics of Beyond the States and overviews some of the biggest ideas around college in Europe. She talks about how and why she started BTS. She also talks about where she and her family are currently living and why they moved to Portugal. She highlights other key episodes to listen to, as well.  We hope you enjoy it!

Special Offer:

We’re running a special offer right now to celebrate the return of the podcast, check out the deal here!  

Resources

We’re Adding Ireland

Transparent Admissions Requirements podcast

Study Abroad podcast

Why Not Go to College in Europe?

 

 

 

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Podcast: 529 Plans and the Ins & Outs of Financial Aid

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Title: 529 Plans and the Ins and Outs of US Federal Student Loans for College in Europe

Description

Jenn talks with Mark Kantrowitz, a leading expert on financing a student’s college education.  Mark is currently Publisher of PrivateStudentLoans.guru, a web site that provides students with smart borrowing tips about private student loans. Mark has served previously as publisher of the Cappex.com, Edvisors, Fastweb and FinAid web sites. He has previously been employed at Just Research, the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Bitstream Inc. and the Planning Research Corporation.

Mark is President of Cerebly, Inc. (formerly MK Consulting, Inc.), a consulting firm focused on computer science, artificial intelligence, and statistical and policy analysis.

Guest: Mark Kantrowitz

Notes

Private College Loans on Nerd Wallet

College Abroad Can Be a Bargain

Mark Kantrowitz on Private Student Loans

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Podcast: What’s My Major?

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Title: The What’s My Major List

Description

One difference between college in the US and Europe is that in Europe incoming students must apply to a specific program, so they must know what they want to study. For students who don’t know what they want to study, this aspect can lead to worry. In this podcast, Jenn announces the availability of our “What’s My Major?” offering that helps students determine their field of study.

Notes

Recommended Podcast: The Europeans

Best Fit List Offering

Database Tour Webinar

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Podcast: Why Not to Go to College in Europe

Beyond the States Podcast Show Notes

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Why Not to Go to College in Europe

Episode Summary

After reading a blog post from a college counselor that declared that the US post secondary education system was globally superior, Jenn felt compelled to respond. Here are her answers to the naysayers.

Resources

Beyond the States Blog Link

What’s Your Threshold blog

Malcolm Gladwell Podcast

Employers Hire Interns

Harvard Business Review Study

Employability Blog

Best Fit List

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Podcast: Study Abroad and Erasmus

Beyond the States Podcast Show Notes

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Title Study Abroad & Erasmus Student Network 

Episode Summary

In this episode, Jenn talks about the prospect of studying abroad when you’re already an international student. She interviews João Pinto from the Erasmus Student Network. Interesting fact: students who study abroad are three times more likely to vote when they return home.

Guest

João Pinto, President of the International Board of Erasmus Student Network

 

Resources

Study Abroad blogs from Beyond the States

Erasmus Student Network

Erasmus Impact Study

Fun Quiz: What is Your Perfect Erasmus Destination?

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Podcast: Fostering Student Independence

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Title Fostering Student Independence

 

Episode Summary

Parents are often concerned that students will struggle when faced with the new environment of college. In this episode, Jenn focuses on the importance of building independence in your student. She also talks about how she’s building these skills in her own children.

Resources

Admissions podcast

Atlantic Article: Let Your Kids Ride Public Transportation Alone

Rotary Youth Exchange

NSLI Languages Programs

Projects Abroad

CIEE Study Abroad Programs

Where There Be Dragons

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Podcast: Parent’s Guide to College in Europe

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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 American University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Guest

Laura, Liza’s mother & Beyond the States member

Resources

Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast: Revisionist History

BTS Blog: What’s Your Threshold?

Sociologist Mark Granovetter’s 1978 paper on threshold model of collective behavior

Anglo American University

BTS Blog on Prague

Colleges that Change Lives

BTS Blog: Do You Have What It Takes?

Full Episodes of House Hunters International