On Your Mark. Get Set. Go!

Both Masterclasses include weekly video lessons, assignments to complete around your own schedule, and personalized individual feedback from Beyond The States Founder Jenn Viemont. Through group calls and a private Instagram message group (including students already living and studying in Europe), attendees benefit as members of a community of other students pursuing university in Europe. Parents receive a weekly email describing that week’s topics and assignments.

On Your Mark $497 members/$647 non-members.

At the end of this six week course, students will have:

  • An understanding of why they want to study in Europe (beyond cost) as well as how to explore any remaining concerns.
  • Knowledge of areas of study that align with their interests, preferably those the combine more than one interest area.
  • A shortlist of 3-5 programs that match their qualifications, budget, academic interest areas, and other preferences.
  • An understanding of the strengths they already have as well as those they need to cultivate to succeed as an international student.
  • A concrete plan for the next steps.

Get Set $397 members/$497 non-members.

This 3-week Masterclass covers European university application terms, timelines, and processes that U.S. students and high school counselors may not be familiar with, and helps students determine:

  • What they need to apply
  • How to gather those items
  • How to be sure those items meet the university specifications
  • A timeline for each of the European schools they will apply to
  • How to write a motivation letter, with individual feedback for each student.

“I loved the class because Jenn made me feel very confident in the process. I loved that it was so organized because it helped me gather all the information I needed, which made the process a lot less daunting.”

– Camille Smith

NOTE: Masterclasses fill up quickly. If you want to be notified when registration opens, please email

Self Paced Classes

Learn how to navigate the European university system with ease.

While friends, social media, or online portals can be helpful, their information can be limited or biased. Our Self-Paced Classes provide a deep dive into topics with action steps to complete along the way, guiding you through the often confusing European college landscape so you can avoid frustration and disappointment.

Prices for the courses are $50-75. Members pay $25

How To Choose A Major

This 3-part course is helpful even if you’re pretty sure what you want to study. Through lessons and exercises, you’ll learn how your unique interests translate into the different study areas in Europe, and which programs you’re most aligned with.

Understanding Business Programs

4 lessons cover the similarities and differences of business programs at research universities, universities of applied science, and business schools. Learn about accreditations, admissions, and specific programs with unique offerings.

Choosing A University

This 3-part course helps you determine your own  criteria for choosing a program and school. We cover quantifiable criteria around budget, admissions requirements, and fields of study. We also discuss what to look for (and red flags) in schools, programs, locations, and student life.

Admissions in Europe

This popular 4-part course helps you understand Europe’s entirely different admissions process. We go through the differing admissions requirements of different countries, address potential obstacles, headaches, and solutions, and walk through the motivation letter and CV.

All About the Netherlands

A popular 7-lesson course due to the number and range of English-taught bachelor’s degree options in The Netherlands. Covers basic and specific information about the Dutch universities, academic life, student life, housing, admissions, and financial considerations.

“Finding this information online can be very difficult, so I found this class extremely helpful! I learned a lot about the process in Europe, and it helped me narrow down what I’m interested in academically. Thank you :)”

– Makena Behnke