The Go Abroad fair on 13 October 2022 was a big success, with some 400 visitors who dropped by the fair and attended the info session. Besides the VUB International Relations office, there were some 15 stands at the fair offering advice and information to anyone interested in going abroad for studies, internships and volunteer work. The info sessions were incredibly popular, and included presentations from different staff members of the International Relations Office, explaining opportunities for students to go abroad. The in-person info session held on 13 October at the Go Abroad Fair was fully booked, but if you still want to discover the opportunities, you can join the online info session here on Friday 14 October from 12:00–13:00.

During the fair there was a chance to win an interrail pass, and some other prizes for runners-up. The idea behind the interrail pass is to encourage students to take those first international steps, to lower the threshold towards a brand new experience, but in a sustainable manner (i.e. by train). Β 

Going abroad during your study programme is an easy friendly way towards making your way in the world, literally. The experience you get as a student while studying abroad or doing an internship are unequal and exciting. It’s an opportunity to improve language skills, make friends abroad, and experience different cultures, and of course, sightseeing! Financial concerns shouldn’t be too much of an issue, as VUB manages different grants and scholarships for studies abroad and offers extra financing through social services (e.g. an international allowance). Partner institutions are also selected based on the support they provide students (socio-psychological, etc.)

If you want to know more about going abroad for your studies, internships or for volunteer work, and you missed the Go Abroad Fair at the VUB, then contact your faculty coordinator, check for more information online, or contact the VUB International Relations office (exchange.outgoing@vub.be).