Reading Now – Why you should attend Study Abroad Fairs.
We want to believe you understand the benefits of Studying Abroad. One of which is improving employability, amongst many others. Consequently, you’ve listened to stories of people who made the decision to study abroad and they are very happy.
Now, you know you want to study abroad.
One basic responsibility that comes with your study abroad decision is that of “enthusiasm”. There is always going to be need for you to know more, for you to go deeper and for you to ask questions. Which explains the reasons why attending a study abroad fair is an added advantage.
With the majority of universities favoring applications by domestic students; It’s important to do what you can to distinguish yourself from other applicants. Attending a study abroad fair is one way that you can do this.
Here’s what you’ll gain by coming along to a Study Abroad Fair:
Narrowing Down Options
The number of universities and programs to choose from can seem overwhelming. Speaking to representatives from different universities will give you a clearer idea of the best option for you. Some aspects of a university are difficult to discern from a website or prospectus. For example, the teaching style, the city’s nightlife, and which sports are most competitive. Speaking to people with first-hand experience of the universities you are considering; Will help you discern whether a particular school or program will be a good fit for you.
The university representatives at the fair will make connections with prospective students, who they will stay in contact with after the fairs.
Lots of questions pop up over the course of an application, like; Which language test you need to take; how to convert your GPA to your prospective university’s grading system; and whether it’s a good idea to live on campus.
Having an ‘insider’ who you can ask these questions is a huge advantage. This kind of connection will be vital for both your decision making and application process. It will likely help you break down the entry requirements and give you tips on how to make a strong application.
Learning About Finances
Some people forego the opportunity to study abroad based on the idea that it’s too expensive. However, there are actually a ton of options for making study abroad more affordable, and often less expensive than studying in Canada.
For example, university is free in some countries like Germany, or significantly less expensive than Canada, even for international students! Even if you do wish to study at one of the more expensive schools, there are lots of scholarship options available to you.
At the fairs, you can speak to experts in finding scholarships for study abroad programs, and learn about the fees and payment plans of different universities.
Pre-registration for the our study abroad fairs will be open soon . If you want to learn more about studying abroad, and make connections with university representatives and professors from around the world!