It’s that time of year again… College admissions are on the minds of many students who have attempted to get into their choice schools across the US; it can be a deeply confusing and stressful time for many.
Her conversation partner this week is Sean Dempsey, a past BTS member and recent graduate of the highly-ranked KU Leuven, in Belgium.
Is a degree from Europe valuable enough in the US? Does it allow students to get into grad school and get a good job? Who gives accreditation to universities in the States?
In today’s episode, Jenn has an interesting discussion with Tiffany, a parent of one of our members, Ethan. She became so interested in the Beyond the States process herself so that she’s amid planning admission for herself and her husband – for a Master degree program in the EU!
How useful are college rankings actually? What do they measure? Can you find great colleges in Europe without relying on rankings?
We're going to be talking about the differences in the educational experience, meaning the academic side of things that students have in Europe versus in the US. So I'm always taken aback when people assume that universities in the US are the best globally.
Jenn talks about the prospect of studying abroad in another country when you’re already studying abroad as an international student. She interviews João Pinto from the Erasmus Student Network.
How much active parenting should we do for our teens and college-age students? How much does a parent's “help” prevent teens from developing the skills they need to become independent and successful adults? How do we know when and how to step back?
What does the research say about the benefits of studying abroad? Why are American students far behind the world when it comes to studying abroad?
I'm going to talk to you about the key differences that pertain to the types of educational institutions, the types of degree programs, the application process, housing and student life.
After reading a blog post from a college counsellor that declared that the US post secondary education system was globally superior, Jenn felt compelled to respond. Here are her answers to the naysayers.
Why is it important to gain insight into what college is for you as an individual? What happens if you don't have that awareness? Moreover, what questions should you ask yourself to get that clear idea?
Jenn will take you on a deep dive into the many benefits and options around English-taught higher education in Europe, helping to make the possibility less foreign.
Today we're going to be talking about fear and safety. I feel like I know a lot about fear not just because I'm a licensed clinical social worker, and worked in mental health for quite some time, but also because I have a few irrational fears myself.
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.
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.
Jenn is joined with Jenna Prada, the creator, and director of Private Prep's Executive Functioning Programs. Jenna shares some of her strategies for helping students to overcome common executive functioning struggles, gain motivation, and learn time management skills.
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.
In this episode, Jenn talks with Chelsea Workman. Chelsea started studying Philosophy at Ohio State. Although she chose an ‘affordable’ public school, the tuition, at over $10k per year, soon put financial stress on my father and meant she needed to work in addition to studying.
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.
There are some incredible university choices all around the world, including in the US. However, there is a widespread belief that the US higher education system is the best in the world. Jenn summarizes specific studies that debunk this belief.
Generally speaking, something doesn't have to be “better than” or “worst than”, it can just be defined as different. Moreover, something is very rarely universally “better than” or “worse than”, rather, it is a matter of the specific person's preferences.
We're going to talk to a parent who actively helped her daughter pursue the less conventional option of college in Europe.
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.
In this episode, Jenn looks are two questions: What is the social life like for international students? And what is a University of Applied Sciences? In some countries, UASs are viewed as inferior, while in the Netherlands, they’re viewed as simply different.
It’s important to appreciate that colleges in Europe do far less hand-holding when compared to those in the states.
What are the differences between study programs at Research Universities and those at Universities of Applied Sciences? Which one prepares a student for a Master’s Degree Program and which for employment?
In this episode, Jenn focuses on the importance of building independence in your student
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.
Today, we're going to talk about the benefits of studying and some of these less known off the beaten path countries, namely Estonia.
In this episode, Jenn Viemont talks about why her kids will opt out of US higher education and go to college in Europe instead.
Jenn talks with Mark Kantrowitz, a leading expert on financing a student’s college education.
Learn how tuition for the English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree options in Europe allow an international student to pay less for her entire degree program-including travel costs- than one year of tuition alone at many schools in the US.