Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Category Archives: A Lifetime Of Learning

Since I have quite a bit of learning going on between grad school, Coursera classes, learning languages, learning to play guitar, and have the ambition to learn more things as life goes on, this will be the category for those things.

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 3: Writing Contests

Last time I told you about looking for scholarships. Despite specifically searching for those scholarships available for graduate students, I had to wade through so many that were only for undergrads. This was a little discouraging, but I kept looking. At one point, I found the Ayn Rand Institute’s essay Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 2: Scholarships

As I mentioned last time, while I got some federal loans, I didn’t want to rely on them if I didn’t have to, so I had to look for alternatives. First, I started looking for scholarships. I found many different avenues to look for scholarships including directly from the university, Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 1: FASFA & Federal Loans

When I first looked at applying to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University, classes were 312 a credit hour. By the fall, they were 323. Even with the increase, if I were taking the classes as an out of state student at BSU I would pay about double for Read more →

Is it UMUC –Europe or Bowie State University and What if We Go Back to the States Before I Finish?

There were a couple things I wondered about as I went through the application process to pursue an MA in Counseling Psychology. The first was what school my degree would actually come from. The application process was through University of Maryland University College-Europe. Any on-site courses are offered at UMUC-Europe Read more →

Finding Out About MyCAA Through Military OneSource

The military provides up to $4000 in tuition assistance to spouses who qualify through Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA). I got as far as adding my goal as mental health/substance abuse/behavior counselor on their site (sometimes it doesn’t connect, so if it’s not working just try in a couple hours). Anything Read more →

Admissions Requirements for Graduate School: UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University

Can you tell by the fact I disappeared for about three weeks that the summer semester is in full swing? I should actually be finishing my reading for the week, but I wanted to pop in to make a post about when I applied to start this new adventure. Last Read more →

Can I Use an MA in Counseling Psychology When I Graduate (Part 2: CACREP Accreditation)

One concern with deciding whether to attend a university is whether or not it is accredited. Bowie State University and University of Maryland University College are regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. However, I found out that another accreditation is important in counseling, CACREP (Council for Accreditation Read more →

Can I Use an MA in Counseling Psychology When I Graduate? (Part 1: Requirements for State Licensure)

Licensing requirements for mental health counselors vary state to state. So, when you’re going to school to become a mental health counselor, you need to make sure that the degree you’re earning is going to qualify you to apply for licensure in your state (or wherever you plan to live). Read more →

Going to Grad School for Counseling Psychology

For the last several years, I’ve wanted to go back to school for a Master’s in psychology. However, I didn’t have a work schedule or funds that were conducive to starting. When we got orders to Germany, my husband and I discussed the possibility that our time overseas might be Read more →

What is my Proficiency Level with the German Language?

In late May, I found the BBC’s page for the German language. In addition to some lessons, key phrases, and other tools, there is an assessment called Test Your German, which I decided to take. It is designed to test your German proficiency level. First, the test asks whether you Read more →

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