115: The Solution To Educating Your Children Abroad – Michael Strong

Michael Strong interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Today’s guest on the Expat Money Show is Michael Strong, Founder of Expanse Online, an innovative virtual secondary school and he is one of the most experienced and creative school program designers in the country. 

Michael Strong is the author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, and, lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems.

Today we will be focusing on the future of virtual online schools, and why the focus should be on entrepreneurial skills and creative thought for students around the world.



  • Public education in Michael’s opinion is abusive and fraudulent, listen to a better alternative
  • Statistically, 75% of high school students are unhappy and only 45% are actively engaged in learning
  • The increase in suicide rates in teens are shocking, why is this happening?
  • We examine the rise in substance abuse in government-run schools and how to protect your child from it
  • Why communication and compassion will always be necessary and how to foster them in your child’s education
  • Mikkel and Michael go into what careers require higher education to be successful and what careers don’t
  • How to prepare your child for the real world and set them up for success
  • How Michael’s school rewards Emotional Intelligence in kids
  • What does a school day and week look like at Expanse Online?
  • Some have referred to this program as ‘Homeschooling by professionals’
  • And so much more…



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Michael is an amazing human being, working to ensure his students get the very best education possible so that becoming effective adults is not that difficult. I really enjoyed the conversation, and personally got a lot out of it, I hope you do too!


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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