Study Abroad Fair

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Find out more about the University of Guelph's Study Abroad Programs

Every year the Centre for International Programs hosts the Study Abroad Fair to showcase the University of Guelph's study abroad programs, which include summer Field School programs and over 100 exchange opportunities. You will also have the chance to hear from students who have been on Guelph's study abroad programs.

This year we will be hosting the Study Abroad Fair VIRTUALLY and things will look a little differently! The fair will be hosted on Microsoft Teams, where you can engage with the presentations through the chat function to ask questions or add comments, attend the events to learn more about the study abroad opportunities at UofG, and hear about past participants' travel experiences!

Throughout the week there will be multiple information sessions throughout the day, covering a vast amount of topics such as financing your study abroad, travelling for the first time, support, what other students experienced, information from program and career counsellors, general information and much more! Do you have questions regarding study abroad? We also offer general drop-in sessions to answer your questions and help you along this exciting journey! Check out the schedule below for a layout of the events throughout the week. We hope to see you there!

Date: 3-5 November 2020


Date Time Title of Session Link to Join Session
(Recording links will be posted after the event)
Tuesday, Nov. 3 10:00 - 10:30 am Kick-Off: How to Cook Gnocchi! View the recording here
  11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Info Session  
  1:30 - 2:00 pm First Time Flyer Talk Show  View the recording here
  2:30 - 3:00 pm BIPOC Supports View the recording here
  3:30 - 4:00 pm Program Counsellors and Careers View the recording here
Wednesday, Nov. 4 9:30 - 10:30 am General Drop-in Q&A  
  11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Info Session  
  1:00 - 2:00 pm Panel of Past Participants View the recording here
  2:30 - 3:00 pm LGBTQ2IA+ Supports View the recording here
Thursday, Nov. 5 10:30 - 11:00 am Financing Your Study Abroad View the recording here
  11:30 am - 12:00 pm First-Year Students Talk Show View the recording here
  1:30 - 2:00 pm Summer Abroad Options View the recording here
  2:30 - 3:30 pm General Drop-in Q&A  
  3:30 - 4:00 pm SAS Supports View the recording here
  4:30 pm Check out our International Spotify Playlists below!

Spotify Playlists

If you are looking to diversify your music selection and get a feel for the different music culture in the different regions we have study abroad partners, check out these playlists we have put together for you! 

Explore Sessions (Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm)

With current restrictions on travel, we can not physically go to these regions. However, we can still explore them virtually!

This year we have offered region-specific drop-in sessions, on Microsoft Teams Live, to give students the chance to learn more about the countries that interest them. During these sessions, we showcased information about the various cultures, languages, program requirements, credit systems, scholarships, and featured past study abroad participants to share their experiences.

If you couldn’t attend the live event, don’t worry! All of the sessions were recorded and have been posted to our website for your reference. Along with the recorded sessions, for each region, there are also resources available to help you virtually explore. You can learn more about these countries through movies, documentaries, books, art and culture, and food recipes.

Find out more about the Explore Sessions here.

Social Media

Be sure to check out our social media each week as we will feature different holidays, recipes, restaurant suggestions, etc. relating to the featured region of the week!
If you are looking for some information specific to Study Abroad Fair, our instagram page, @cip_guelph​, will have a saved highlight reel with information regarding event schedule, interesting information sessions, recipes, interactive sessions where you can send us some questions and much more!