Are you interested in studying in Italy...
...or other international student-friendly countries?
My name's Kristen Karovic, and I mentor international student to plan, apply, & succeed at universities abroad, particularly at a budget of less than USD 20,000 per year for tuition and living expenses.
What does this mean? I don't receive commission from universities—a common practice to recruit students from foreign countries. My recommendations about universities and programs come from over 10 years of experience of campus visits, thorough research, and conversations with professors, current students/graduates, fellow educators, professional memberships, and the admission team.
Every year, I volunteer or work for a manageable monthly fee to mentor students who have little to no in-school support and orientation to universities abroad.
Do you offer generous scholarships to international students and/or offer tuition less than USD 10,000 per year at the undergraduate or graduate levels? I'd love to do a Q&A with you about student life and support you provide.
Note: my students have primarily attended high school on the national curriculum in Panama. I also volunteer with HALI students from around the world, and am always interested in connecting with universities which offer full financial support/are under 20,000 USD total per year, including living expenses.
I'm Kristen: college mentor, networker, & access advocate.
Raised in the U.S, I'm a first-generation college graduate who has spent the past 15 years studying, volunteering, and working with students in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, and Italy—currently calling the island of Sicily my home.
I've worked with hundreds of students one-on-one who have graduated from universities around the world—blooming in their studies, travels, and purpose in this world.
I offer one-on-one personalized college consulting services to help you make educated decisions about your future. We work on identifying majors, developing a balanced and realistic list of budget-friendly and supportive opportunities, and more.
Every year, I mentor a handful of HALI (high-achieving, low-income) students around the world. I have always been successful for top students to gain admission at universities that will financially support them as much as possible, but the road to get there is not easy. While I am proactive in working with universities and organizations to receive fee waivers for applications and entrance exams, I want to take advantage of this community and ask for your help, as waivers are not always possible.
Additionally, as I continue my relationship with students after admission, I have learned that even a "full ride" doesn't cut it: once admitted, I have students who need financial assistance to purchase winter clothing instead of depending on free college swag, transportation to their university, a functional computer, and other basics.
Any contribution—and I mean any—you can make is greatly appreciated. I am happy to provide you with details once we connect, and I know the student receiving your gift would love to talk to you.
I have an amazing team of HALI student interns who have given back and worked to make this website possible—my personal source of inspiration. I invite you to support them.
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