Expat International School

The Education We Wish We had


Our Partners

Mikkel Thorup
Co-Founder and Host of The Expat Money Show

Mikkel Thorup hosts The Expat Money Show podcast and is the author of the #1 Best-Selling book Expat Secrets on Amazon. Mikkel has spent over 21 years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iran. His goal is to help people just like you to generate additional streams of income, legally 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.

Throughout his explorations, Mikkel Thorup has kept a keen eye on different investments and businesses. Putting money where his mouth is and finding some very interesting and often very different opportunities…

Mikkel Thorup is a firm believer in continual education and chooses to reinvest a large portion of his income back into himself through courses, training and coaching every year.

As a high school dropout, Mikkel started failing out of school at 12 and completely left school by 15 mainly due to the fact that the government-run public school system didn’t do their job and just did not work for him. As an autodidact, he enjoys reading over 100 books a year on topics such as entrepreneurship, marketing, economics, and investing.

Never giving up his passion for learning, in 2021 Mikkel Thorup and business partner Michael Strong started the first Expat International School, an online school that helps children and teens discover and develop their unique genius and prepare them for success in the real world.

Mikkel Thorup

Michael Strong
Co-Founder and Chief Visionary


Michael Strong is one of the most experienced designers of innovative school programs in the United States. His projects include a public school program in which minority female students gained four years’ worth of critical thinking gains in four months (on the Watson-Glaser). He later went into Montessori secondary school program design at The Judson Montessori School (San Antonio), The Emerson School, and Hacienda School. He created The Winston Academy, where middle school students passed AP exams, making it the most academically advanced school in the country at the time.

Another of Michael’s projects, Moreno Valley High School, a Paideia charter high school, was ranked the 36th-best U.S. public high school by Newsweek. More recently he co-founded KoSchool in Austin, Texas, which combined his high-performance approach to AP coursework and SAT score gains with a focus on entrepreneurial and creative projects. KoSchool, in turn, became the original model for The Academy of Thought and Industry, the high school model for the largest Montessori network in the United States.

Students from Michael’s schools have been admitted to Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, Smith, Bard, Bennington, McGill, UT-Austin, University of Colorado, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Parsons School of Design, Quest, St. John’s and many dozens of other post-secondary institutions.

He 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.



Our Team

We seek educators who themselves love learning, who love young people, and who love mentoring young people within our personalized program. We are fundamentally a learning organization, and create an esprit de corp in which learning is life and life is learning for us all.

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