November 14, 2016, by Leon Man
5 tips to make the most out of Study Abroad Fair 2016
By Leon Man, Senior Peer Adviser
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Have you decided whether to study abroad yet? The next step is to come along to the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday 16th November, 12-4pm at the Atrium, Portland Building, to find out more!
But before you do, here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of the Study Abroad Fair:
1. Find out where you can go beforehand
Check out our School Factsheets online to see when and where you can apply to study abroad. So many countries and universities will be represented on the day, so you’ll be much more efficient by going only to the universities you’re eligible to go to.
2. Make a brief note on the universities/countries you want to go to
Jot down your initial thoughts on the choices and why you want to study at that university/country. This will be useful when it comes to applying later!
3. Think of (at least) 3 questions to ask students on the stands
What do you want to know the most? Here are some ideas:
What was it like to study abroad at X?
Why did you choose to study abroad?
What were the best and worst thing about study abroad?
How did you deal with being in a different environment?
What is the best thing about the country?
Did you get a chance to travel?
How much did everything cost overall?
What have you learnt from studying abroad?
4. Speak to the Peer Advisers and International Office Staff as well
Staff from the International Office will be attending the Study Abroad Fair as well. They will know most about the application process and the technicalities of going abroad, so make sure you speak to them as well.
Peer Advisers (students who studied abroad and are working with the International Office) will also be attending the Study Abroad Fair, so do ask them about their experiences and for tips on where to go, how to apply etc. You can also contact them by email after the Study Abroad Fair.
5. Bring your friend(s) with you!
It’s always easier to go up to a stand and start a conversation if you’re walking around with other people. And maybe they’ll ask something you didn’t think about before.
Share your ideas with one another and come to our future Study Abroad information events together too. Who knows, maybe you’ll be studying abroad in the same place this time next year!
Remeber, the Study Abroad Fair will take place at the Atrium in Portland Building from 12-4pm. We’re likely to be very busy, so come over earlier to make sure there’s enough time to speak with the students at the stands.
With these 5 tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of the Study Abroad Fair. Feel free to ask us any questions you have, pick up a few freebies, and have a good time!