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Press Release: Study and Go Abroad Fairs Announce Their One Day Spring Fair in Vancouver March 3rd, 2011 Featuring Global Careers Speaker, Jean-Marc Hachey

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Visitors can hear feature speaker Jean-Marc Hachey, author of The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas, present “Develop Your Global Career Skills While Traveling” at the beginning of the one day of Study and Go Abroad Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre at 1pm. This is first of a series of one-hour education seminars that continue through the day. Visitors can then meet with international 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: education in Australia from University of Melbourne and Bond University; career opportunities in Hospitality, Tourism, Event, Sport and Entertainment Management by Laureate International Universities; studying Business in Finland with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences; Life Chiropractic College West on global Chiropractic careers; and from Child Family Health International (CFHI) global health education programs that are “socially responsible and financially just”.

“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!"

Exhibitors include: Australia’s University of Melbourne, Bond University, Deakin University and RMIT University; UK’s University of Essex, University of Kent, University of Sussex (Brighton), Newcastle University, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, The School of Pharmacy – University of London, Liverpool Hope University (where the first MA on the Beatles was recently awarded to a Canadian); New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland; from Switzerland, Laureate International Universities, César Ritz Colleges; Finland’s Satakunta University of Applied Sciences; Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM), a Caribbean medical school located on the island of Curaçao; USA, universities coming include Pace University, University of Hawaii – Shidler College of Business, Washington State University, Oregon State University, San Francisco State University, SCAD, the University for Creative Careers, and University of South Carolina; from Canada, The Art Institute of Vancouver, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Thompson Rivers University and more.

For unique alternative travel options visitors can meet with international travel companies, Real Gap Experience, Developing World Connections (volunteer experiences), Travel CUTS Canada and Katimavik (a Canadian volunteer service program) and for teaching abroad opportunities with “travel outside the box” there is Greenheart Travel, and for working with physicians in developing countries, Child Family Health International (CFHI).

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.


Vancouver – Thursday, March 3rd, Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place/Pan Pacific, 999 Canada Place, Parkview Terrace Room 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Jean-Marc Hachey Seminar; Fair Hours 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.


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