Why YOU should attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair – by Dani Carlucci

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo, which takes place twice a year in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax. It’s an opportunity for Canadian students to meet with international universities and colleges who offer undergraduate, postgraduate, vocational and semester abroad programs. However, you can also visit the Travel Pavilion to learn about working, volunteering or doing an internship overseas. So whether you’re a student, or simply interested in a gap year or career break, here’s why you should check it out!

To explore your (many) options
When it comes to going abroad, there are plenty of options. Still, it can sometimes be difficult to get all of the information you need to make the right decision. Over 100 exhibitors attend the fair and representatives have first-hand information about the programs they offer. They can answer all of your questions (and if they can’t, they can probably lead you in the right direction).

For a full list of exhibitors, click here. (Note: not all exhibitors will be in every city. Please confirm which exhibitors will be in your city using the legend on the left.)

To learn from free seminars
If you already have an idea about what you want to do, the free seminars are a great way to get more in-depth information. Learn about studying in a particular region (like Europe, Asia and Australia) or about studying a particular discipline (like medicine or law) in a specific country. Or, get further details about working, volunteering or doing an internship with various organizations.

For a list of seminars, click here.

To learn about available scholarships
Studying abroad is not free, so it’s important to do some research before you start applying. Exhibitors can not only offer information about costs, but also about the scholarships available to you as an international student. Find out which schools offer scholarships, how much they’re worth and how to apply. The sooner you begin planning and preparing your application, the better.

For a list of exhibitors offering scholarships, click here.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize Draw
When you attend the fair, you have a chance to win some great prizes. This fall, the grand prizes include: an international return flight to any Air Canada destination, an iPad, a four-week volunteer trip to Nepal or Ghana, and a two-week volunteer trip to Guatemala or Peru. All you have to do is pre-register online, or register upon arrival at the fair. It’s that easy!

Admission is free
While studying abroad may not be free, admission to the fair is! If you’re in the area, come check it out. It may be the start of your next great adventure!


Vancouver– September 22, 2012
Calgary– September 23, 2012
Ottawa– September 26, 2012
Toronto– September 28 & 29, 2012
Halifax– September 30, 2012

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About the Author: Katie Idle

About our business, Study and Go Abroad is the 'go to' site for Canadians looking to study abroad, travel, intern or volunteer. We organize fairs twice a year in various cities in Canada, and I'd recommend getting down to one of them to check out all the exciting options. As for me, I'm a business woman and a travel junkie! I have always had a passion for travel and for experiencing new cultures. Brought up in England, I traveled Europe in my teens and early 20s. I have lived and worked on 3 continents; Europe, Africa and North America. I have traveled extensively worldwide both for work and for fun - and still can't believe how much of the world there is still to see!

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