“Days of International Education” is the biggest education abroad fair in Europe, organized twice a year in the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), in Poland and since March 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. The organizer of the large-scale event is Baltic Council for International Education – an education abroad agency with 28 years of experience and over 1000 partner institutions all over the world. Each year, around 50 educational institutions represent themselves at the fair, which attracts thousands of visitors.
The first event in Budapest took place in the conference hall of Crowne Plaza Hotel earlier this year and attracted more than 2000 visitors, who had the unique opportunity to meet the representatives of educational institutions and to get first-hand information about universities, secondary schools, language camps and courses abroad. The next fair is going to be on the 29th of October in Crowne Plaza Hotel with about 50 institutions from abroad.
Studying abroad is becoming more and more popular especially among high-school students, who are eager to learn about opportunities to continue their studies at a university or a college abroad after obtaining their high school diploma in Hungary. Spending a few years abroad as a university student is of course an experience for a lifetime with plenty of opportunities to develop academically and personally, discover new places and building connections with people from all over the world. It also gives you the chance to improve your foreign language knowledge, broaden your horizons, and to become self-confident and independent. Last but not least, an international diploma is an indisputable benefit later as well.
The most popular study destinations among Hungarian students are the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland and Sweden), the Netherlands and the UK, however, students are also interested in studying in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and even Canada or the US. Education in the Scandinavian countries is not only free for all EU citizens, but also innovative and practical, which makes it attractive to international students. Similarly, university programs in the Netherlands are also very good-quality and practice-oriented with teachers who have real-life experience in the field they teach.
More than 2000 English-taught programs are available in the Netherlands, including special courses, which might not even exist in other countries. Even after Brexit, the UK still remains quite a liked destination among students, since British universities are acknowledged world-wide, and have their hundreds of years of tradition behind. German-speaking countries are also among the top study destinations of students in Hungary, especially among those who come from German-Hungarian bilingual classes. Apart from European countries, the American and Canadian colleges are gaining popularity as well.
On the 29th of October at the Days of International Education around 50 educational institutions are going to be present from all around the world. Universities and business schools from the Netherland, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, the UK, Canada and the US are going to represent themselves. Participants will have the unique opportunity to meet the representatives of the institutions personally, and find out information directly from school they are interested in. Apart from study programs, people who register for the event can also get informed about the application process, scholarships, housing, loans and employment. Prestigious secondary schools from the US, the UK and Italy will also be represented, informing students and parents about their programs during the academic year and the summer.
Younger children and adults can also find something for themselves: the organizer of the event, Baltic Council also offers several summer programs for kids and teenagers, and language course for adults. Two presentations are also going to take place as part of the event: at 11:00 “Study in Europe”, and at 13:00 “Study in the Netherlands”. Just to mention a few examples, Howest University (Belgium), Fontys University (the Netherlands), Rosenheim Technical University (Germany), Bocconi University (Italy), Durham College (Canada), Centria University (Finland) will be present. The full list of participants can be seen at website of Baltic Council: www.balticcouncil.org/hu. Anyone who is interested in studying abroad is welcome at the fair on the 29th of October (Saturday) in the conference room of Crowne Plaza Hotel Budapest (1062 Váci út 1-3.). The event is free; however, visitors are kindly asked to register previously at the following link: https://forms.gle/GuD4wcCXHV3X8LRr6.
Source: Baltic Council