U.S. Students Seek Affordable Degrees in Europe

More and more U.S. students are considering studying abroad in order to earn affordable degrees. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of studying abroad, as well as some tips for finding English-taught programs in Europe.

One of the main benefits of studying abroad is the cost. Tuition fees in many European countries are much lower than in the United States. For example, a year of tuition at a public university in Germany costs around €2,000, while a year of tuition at a private university in the United States can cost upwards of $100,000.

In addition to being more affordable, studying abroad can also be a great way to gain a new perspective on the world. Living and studying in another country can help you to develop your language skills, learn about different cultures, and make new friends from all over the world.

If you are interested in studying abroad, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you will need to find a program that is a good fit for you. There are many different programs available, so it is important to do your research and find one that meets your needs and interests.

Second, you will need to apply for a visa. The visa requirements will vary depending on the country you are planning to study in, so it is important to start planning early.

Finally, you will need to find funding for your studies. There are a number of scholarships and grants available to help students study abroad, so be sure to do your research and apply for as many as possible.

With careful planning, studying abroad can be an amazing experience that will help you to grow both personally and academically.

Tips for Finding English-Taught Programs Abroad

  • Start your search early. There are many different programs available, so it is important to give yourself plenty of time to find one that is a good fit for you.
  • Use a program finder tool. There are a number of websites that can help you find English-taught programs abroad.
  • Contact the embassy or consulate of the country you are interested in studying in. They may be able to provide you with information about programs in your field of study.
  • Talk to your advisor. Your advisor can help you find programs that meet your academic needs and interests.

I hope this blog post has given you some information about the benefits of studying abroad and how to find an English-taught program in Europe. If you have any further questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Additional Information:

  • The Morning Edition Episode also includes a personal story from Liza Miezejeski who studied abroad in Prague.
  • The episode includes a list of resources for finding English-taught programs abroad.

Morning Edition NPR Transcript


OK – early-decision deadlines are approaching for some schools, and students are thinking about which college might be right for them – also, which they can afford.


Several years ago, we reported on Americans choosing cheaper university educations overseas.

Listener Liza Miezejeski was a high school student in Connecticut at that time, and that story affected her, as she explained in a popular TikTok video.


LIZA MIEZEJESKI: Once it came to high school and everybody was looking at university, I was just kind of like – I didn’t have that same excitement, I think, as most people for university until I heard this interview. And I was like, whoa, that is, like, totally something that I would do.

MARTIN: Miezejeski says she did consider schools in the U.S.


MIEZEJESKI: OK, yeah, I could go to frat parties and football games, which I’ve kind of been doing, like, in high school anyway. And like, it’s not that different – as much fun as it sounds. But I could also get an education that’s affordable and unique and will make me stand out and will give me an experience that, like, for me, was just way beyond what I would get in the U.S.

INSKEEP: Miezejeski is 22 now and finishing her European education. She studied in Prague and then stayed to earn a master’s degree for 4,000 euros, which is just a little bit more in U.S. dollars. Unlike a lot of her former classmates, she’s going to graduate debt-free.

MARTIN: As you can tell, Miezejeski has become something of an advocate for an international education.


MIEZEJESKI: Yeah, you’re moving to a country, and you don’t – maybe don’t know everything about the country. You maybe don’t know the language. But there are English-taught programs all over the world – I guarantee, like, at least one in every country, if not multiple. Like, there’s no shortage of English-taught programs. So if you choose a country that you’re like, this is where I want to live, or if you choose a school that you’re like, this is the program, just do as much research as you can and early on.

INSKEEP: Sounds like a plan for college or for life. Do some research, and then take a leap.


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