5 reasons why you must attend a virtual education fair
An international education fair can be the first step to your study abroad journey
While some of you may have re-evaluated your international dreams in the recent past, trust me you don’t have to. In fact, this is the best time to work dedicatedly towards your study abroad goals and take the first step by attending a virtual education fair. Let me tell you the five most important reasons why attending a virtual fair can be a crucial step in your study abroad journey.
1. Consultation from the comfort of your home
There is no need to risk your health and travel to any venue location. All you need is to install the Zoom app on your mobile phone or laptop and you’re ready to go. The app is available for free on all play stores and is easy to use. When you register for any of the virtual education fairs, you’ll be provided with a special link to attend the session. Just log in when your slot is due to participate.
Stay home, stay safe, while still being able to talk to your desired universities!
2. Pre-qualification saves your time
IDP has some of the best international education specialists on board, who are well-experienced and trained. When you register for the virtual education fair, they help you find the right course and country before a slot is provided.
This pre-counselling is absolutely free and saves a lot of your time and confusion.
3. One-on-one interaction with university representatives
Just like a physical event, you get to interact with the representatives of your desired universities or institutions one-on-one. This is a dedicated slot where you can discuss your course options, internship opportunities, post-work rights and so much more. It’s a great chance to ask any questions that you may have regarding your career path.
All the university representatives are friendly and eager to respond to your queries.
So, relax. You are in good hands.
4. It’s free. No registration or consultation fee
None of the virtual education events by IDP cost a thing. So, if you are planning to study abroad in the next intake, you can discuss your queries with the institution representatives directly. If you are still in a stage where you’re deciding what to do, you can ask your queries now and make an informed decision later.
What’s there to lose? It’s a win-win situation!
5. You can apply on-the-spot
Yes, you read it right. Universities and colleges are working tirelessly for the next intakes and eager to meet their next batch of international students. If you want to apply and the university representative thinks you are eligible, you can apply on-the-spot. In fact, you can avail application fee waivers too.
This saves time and money, both!
Ohkay, here’s a bonus point!
There are many scholarships exclusive to international students that you can explore during your interaction. These can be government-offered, private or even university-specific, which can cut down the cost of your tuition fee considerably. I see a great opportunity for hard-working students here.
If you’d want to know where and when are these virtual education fairs scheduled across India, you can explore the list here.
Updated on July 26, 2021
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With more than 10 years of experience in Content, Sanjhi Agarwal is the Regional Content Manager (South Asia) at IDP Education. She has been associated with IDP since 2018 and is based out of Gurgaon.
Her team is responsible for curating relevant and insightful content for international education aspirants, via various channels including website, blogs, expert articles and other web properties. She is an ex-All India Radio presenter (General Overseas Services) and a former journalist (The Hindustan Times).