Thursday, 10 October, 2024 - 10:00 until 16:00

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Discover where you can go at the Go Abroad Fair!

Going abroad during your studies or outside of them is one of the best decisons you will make in your life. The experience is an adventure, and you decide how long it lasts and what it looks like: one semester, a year, for your studies, doing an internship, off to do volunteer work. Going abroad will help you to:

  • develop an international mindset
  • make friends from around the world
  • experience different cultures
  • increase your self-confidence
  • improve your language skills

In addition, research has shown that those who've had an international experience have an advantage later on in their careers. It will double your chances of finding work within a year of graduating; one in three trainees who opt for an internship via Erasmus+ receive a job offer from the company they are at, and Erasmus+ trainees earn up to 25% more from their first employer.

The Go Abroad Fair takes place on 10 October 2024 from 10:00-16:00 on the VUB main campus (location to be confirmed), and will showcase different organisations who will explain their opportunities to you. Our colleagues from the VUB International Relations office will also be on hand to provide more information on the opportunities within the VUB (and its partner institutions), the funding that is available, the procedure to follow, as well as give you an overview of where to go within the EU or outside of it. 

In addition, the VUB International Relations office will hold an info session to give you more detailed information and give you the opportunity to ask questions. The info session will take place on 10 October from 12:00-13:00, and will be in hybrid format, so if you cannot attend in person, you can join online. Registrations will open soon. The location will be announced in due course.

In addition, you can win a weekend away somewhere in Europe. What are you waiting for? See you on 10 October at the Go Abroad Fair! 

More information on your go abroad opportunities are online

The Go Abroad Fair is organised by the VUB International Relations office.