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Why I Started Beyond the States

Like many parents, I worry about my kids, Sam & Ellie.  Development milestones and “listening ears” (or the lack thereof) were common concerns for me when they were little.  As they got older, the concerns turned more towards academic and social growth. Struggles with Sam The early middle school years were particularly worrisome and stressful

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Navigating College in Europe with Ellie

It’s hard to believe summer is ending, mostly because I don’t really remember it starting…From March until now seems like it’s been one long season called Covid. It’s been a pretty good summer, all things considered. As I mentioned before, Sam hiked the Camino de Santiago with friends, spent some time with us here in

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Podcast: The Many Incredible Master’s Degree Options in Europe

Title The Many Incredible Master’s Degree Options in Europe Episode Summary:  For our final episode of the season, Jenn dives into a discussion on the rewards of pursuing a Master’s degree in Europe. Her conversation partner this week is Sean Dempsey, a past BTS member and recent graduate of the highly-ranked KU Leuven, in Belgium.

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How Does the Travel Ban Affect Students?

I know there are a lot of questions about the travel ban and, because I want to be super careful not to provide inaccurate information, I can’t speak to many of the specifics. There are a few things I DO know for sure. First off, the ban does not apply to students.  Secondly, and related

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Change in Plans for the Viemonts

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

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School Visit to Cork, Ireland

My weekends as a preteen in the mid-80s often involved trips to Blockbuster with friends.  If we weren’t renting Mask (with Cher) for the millionth time, then a National Lampoon movie was a likely pick. Say what you will, but European Vacation remains one of my favorites of the series.  I can’t even count how

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How to Pay for College in Europe?

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

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Global Citizenship

When I visit schools in Europe, I try to meet with international students to get an idea of their experiences at the school. These conversations are great, but are generally very school specific. I’ve been having different types of discussions for the student panel presentations that are part of our virtual college fairs. I had

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Five Reasons Students Are Going To College In Europe

I haven’t always known about going to college in Europe. Before my oldest started high school, I was worried about the cost of college.  Though we regularly put money away for college, our savings would not even scratch the surface of private or out of state tuition. I also had concerns about the rat race

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Podcast: Ellie’s Path to European College?

Title Ellie’s path to European college? Episode Summary:  Jenn has an interesting announcement about the upcoming podcast interviews around studying and living abroad with some of the top-selling book authors on that matter. Particularly, William Deresiewisz, Jeffrey Selingo, and Tim Leffel are unquestionably inspiring guests and Jenn is more than excited to talk to them!

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