Monday, 22 September 2014

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the 2014 Go Abroad Fair

Let’s face it, September can be overwhelming.  
And if you are anything like me, you look at all the opportunities and events being advertised on campus and you’re like “Whoa! Look at all these awesome events. There are so many! How do you choose!? On second thought, I think I’ll take a nap.” 

By all means, take that nap. You probably deserve it! 
And then, you should check out the 2014 Go Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 25 at Lister Conference Centre from 10:00am-4:00pm hosted by the Education Abroad Program

Buy why you ask? Let me tell you why.

5. Why wouldn’t you want to see the world while you are in university?

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Why stay in one place if you really don’t have to? Plus Edmonton’s winters are long and cold. Find out about places that have actual beaches and summers that last longer than 2 months.  

4. It’s easy and it’s FREE! 

Summer programs, internships, exchange, volunteer, research and work abroad information! Over 50 exhibitors with different opportunities, all in one place (on campus!). It’s almost never this easy. 

3. Because the future has gone global. 

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So you want a fancy new career after university, do you? Don’t get left behind without international experience.

2. So.Much.Free.Stuff. 

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I love free. You love free. University students looooove free.

1. Because wanderlust is real. 

Going abroad was one of the single most rewarding experiences of my life. I learned more about myself in 6 months than I did in the last 6 years.   I have 7 different currencies scattered all over my house because…well, “just in case,” airports feel like home, and I keep in touch with friends and family in 3 different languages on 5 different continents!  Not a day goes by that I do not think of someone I met or something that happened to me while I was wandering the world. With a nostalgic sigh, I’ve come to terms with my self-diagnosed ailment. I’ve got a serious case of Wanderlust.  My bank account may never be full again, but my heart will always be overflowing with love. 
And all because I did the necessary research and I took those first steps.
Go to the Go Abroad Fair. You won’t regret it. 

For more information about Education Abroad Opportunities and the Go Abroad Fair click here.

----About the Author

Howdy. I’m Jobey-- a fourth (+2) year BA student studying Spanish Language and Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up, but if I had to choose, I would probably say Shakira because her hips don’t lie. And honesty is important to me. 

I have two obsessions that keep my heart perpetually pleased and my bank account endlessly empty: shoes and travel.  To date, I have visited 14 countries (studied in three!) and I own more shoes than I care to publicly admit. 

I am totally stoked to be a member of the 2014 YouAlberta Blogging team! I hope that my unique educational experiences will help me find and highlight all of the fascinating students we have on campus.  Be advised: If you’re out there and you’re awesome, I will find you. And we will talk!  :) 


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