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Press Release: Study and Go Abroad Fairs Announce Their One Day Spring Fair in Toronto March 6th, 2011

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Visitors can hear feature speaker Jean-March Hachey, author of The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas, present “Develop Your Global Career Skills While Traveling” at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at noon, one hour before the opening of the one day Study and Go Abroad Fair. This is the first of a series of one-hour seminars that continue through the day. Visitors can then meet with representatives from universities and organizations including gap year travel and volunteer companies from around the world, including Canada. Admission to the seminars and fair is free.

Two grand prize draws include a four-week Thai Adventure from “Real Gap Experience” and a two-week volunteer “Environmental Awareness Project” in Nicaragua from “Travel CUTS”.

The website, is jam-packed with exhibitor profiles and a full day’s list of interesting seminars: for those interested in practicing Medicine anywhere in the world, the Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM) a Caribbean medical school located on the island of Curaçao, is conducting two repeat seminars; Students Solution, a UCAS registered centre in Canada, will discuss admission requirements and procedures in the UK for Medicine, Pharmacy, Business, Law and Scholarships; Roehampton University, London, one of the leading research universities in the UK, is presenting on graduate study programs from Animal Ecology to Sport Psychology; and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Finland is speaking on studying “The Spirit of Creative Business” and their completely different approach to learning.

“Attendees should plan before they come,” advises Katie Idle, Director of Sales and Marketing. ”This is an amazing opportunity to meet with exhibitors and visitors can explore our website ahead of time to answer preliminary questions so that their meetings will be valuable,” she said, adding, “These are life changing decisions!”

Visitors can find out about student loans and financial assistance for studying overseas, obtaining credits for travel, leadership training, exchange programs and transformative travel experiences.

Exhibitors include: Australia’s University of Melbourne, Bond University, Deakin University, RMIT University, Charles Sturt University, and Austrade - Study in Australia; UK’s Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Liverpool Hope University, Middlesex University, London, England, Newcastle University, The School of Pharmacy - University of London, University of Sussex (Brighton, UK), University of the West of England (UWE) University of Essex, University of Kent, University of East Anglia, and Roehampton University, London; New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland; from Switzerland, SEG, Swiss Hotel & Business Management Schools, Laureate International Universities, and César Ritz Colleges; from Italy, Universita' Bocconi and John Cabot University ; Griffith College Dublin and National University of Ireland Maynooth from Ireland; Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland; Avalon University School of Medicine and St. Martinus University School of Medicine from the Netherland Antilles; USA universities coming include Pace University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Hawaii – Shidler College of Business, Indiana Tech, John Carroll University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Life Chiropractic College West, SCAD, the University for Creative Careers, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, University of Central Florida, University of New Orleans, and University of South Carolina; and from Canada, Queen’s School of Business, Thompson Rivers University, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, CTS - Canadian Career College, Centennial College, and more.

For unique alternative travel options visitors can meet with international travel companies, Real Gap Experience, Travel CUTS Canada, Katimavik, a Canadian six month volunteer service program for 17-21 year olds, Developing World Connections for international volunteer opportunities, and for teaching abroad opportunities with “travel outside the box” there is Greenheart Travel.

A new report this year by Higher Education Strategy Associates, a research and consulting company in Toronto, stated that 26 percent of students said they might go overseas to study, with Britain and Australia topping their list of destinations. The report’s survey found that 78 percent of the students had already traveled or lived in countries other than the United States or Canada. The majority of the respondents, 93 percent, said that they believed the ability to work in diverse cultural settings was important in getting a job.


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