22 & 23 November 2019 Jaarsbeurs Utrecht 24 November 2019 ICC Ghent

Why exhibit

About the fair

The Go-Abroad Fair is the biggest fair concerning studies, internships, (voluntary) work, high school programmes and language courses abroad. Leading organisations and relevant educational institutions from all over the world are attending to inform visitors on all the aspects and possibilities of an educational and self-enriching stay abroad. The fair provides exhibitor floor as well as lecture halls where exhibitors can enthuse the visitors about their organisation. Also, there will be several independent organisations who will enlighten the additional matters around a stay abroad. For example financing, scholarships, recognition of diplomas, insurance, health & safety abroad and the differences between countries.

All visitors of the event receive a personalised badge enabling exhibitors to scan the details of relevant visitors by means of a simple hand scanner. The data collected from the scanned visitors will be sent to you in an Excel file immediately after the fair. This makes following up leads easy.

As the market leader in education-related events, organiser OGZ provides the quality and the added value both visitors and exhibitors expect of a top event such as the Go-Abroad Fair.

The Netherlands & Belgium

In 2019 we will host two events: one in The Netherlands (Utrecht) and one in Belgium (Ghent). The fair in Belgium will take place the day after the fair in The Netherlands. That way a combination trip can be made to visit two countries and two fairs in only 3 days.

Why exhibit

A unique opportunity to recruit students and young professionals from The Netherlands and Belgium! Would you like to meet thousands of youngsters to inform them about the opportunities your organisation has to offer them beyond the Dutch and Belgian borders? Then make sure you are present at The Go-Abroad Fair in November 2019!

In addition to being an extremely fun experience, studying abroad is also a smart move for students. Research conducted by the European Commission has shown that young people who have studied abroad have a better chance of securing a steady job later on. Therefore the Dutch and Belgian government would like more students to spend an educational period abroad. 20% of the students in higher education should spend part of their study programmes abroad, that is the joint goal for European countries. Currently, approximately 22% of Dutch students already does. In Belgium, they raised the bar to 30% in 2020. The Go-Abroad Fair plays a big role in pursuing this goal. The Dutch and Belgian government encourages international exchange programmes and make it financially feasible for students to study abroad. In addition to grants and loans, students can also obtain scholarships for a study programme abroad.

In addition to the students, more and more Dutch and Belgian young professionals are adventurous and internationally oriented and want to explore their work skills abroad. Dutch and Belgian employees are popular among foreign employers because of their flexibility, skills to work with other cultures and excellent language skills. To fulfil this need, there is a special career area at the fair.