After the success of last year’s virtual Study Abroad Expo, IDP Education, the leading international education services provider in the UAE, has announced new dates for the virtual Study Abroad Expo 2021, which will be held on the 5–6 March 2021 from 10am until 8pm UAE time.
The Study Abroad Expo, hosted by IDP Education, happens twice a year, and pre-pandemic was hosted as a physical exhibition where students could visit and explore higher education options across several countries all in one venue. The Study Abroad Virtual Expo offers students and parents the same opportunity to interact directly with university representatives online from all over the globe without having to travel.
Due to Covid-19, IDP Education hosted its first virtual Study Abroad Expo in October 2020, which was well attended despite the uncertainty for students being able to travel abroad for education. Commenting on this, Rashi Bhattacharya, the Country Director of IDP Education said: “Last year we hosted our first virtual Study Abroad Expo, and like many things during 2020, we were uncertain about the response and how our students of the future would respond due to the over flow of virtual events taking place and the circumstances of travel. But despite the pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions, we saw over 5,000 students from across the UAE and Oman register for the virtual event and show interest in studying abroad. From the last virtual expo, we noticed that the quality of students who had attended was significant from previous years, meaning more received and held offers from top universities.
“With the help of IDP Education they were able to go ahead with their plans to study abroad, even if this meant they had to start online due to border restrictions. However, as we are here to help them navigate the ongoing updates for travel and studying, we are working closely with the contacts from the government offices to keep our students most up-to-date. We also have our virtual office available on our website to stay connected with them.”
Attendees of the expo can expect to virtually connect with over 100 universities, from several countries including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
IDP Education is an integrated and complete approach that provides services ranging from selecting the right university to assisting with the visa processing, application support and so much more.
The education services provider has over 120 offices in some of the leading educational destinations that help create pathways for students to study in their desired collegeor university, abroad. IDP Education has been successful in placing over 500,000 students in top universities all over the globe.