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Begin Edu Fair: Study Abroad opportunities for Indian Students

With the objective to bring international universities to the door-step of Indian students, an international education fair was organized in New Delhi on April 8, 2018. Over 33 overseas universities along with four study abroad agencies from 20 countries participated and presented to students about what courses they offer.

“Many Indian students want to study abroad and we provide them a platform where they interact with international universities face-to-face and know what courses they offer and apply for the same,” Elena Khasyanova, organizer of the education fair, said.

Organised by the Germany-based company Begin Group, the Begin Edu Fair witnessed admissions representatives from Australia, Austria, Germany, USA, UK, Singapore, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, France, Italy, Holland, Latvia, Malaysia, Switzerland, Spain, India participating in the event and presenting their courses to Indian students.

“Over 500 students from different colleges and universities of Delhi, who attended the fair, got advice on international exams, preparation courses, language training, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and MBA programs,” Khasyanova added.

Khasyanova said that prior to holding education fair in New Delhi, their organization had conducted education fairs in Mumbai and Bangalore as well, where they received massive response from Indian students to study abroad.

“In India, we are holding education fairs since 2015 and this year, it is our third education fair in New Delhi,” she added.

Shweta Kaushik, project coordinator for Turiba University, said Turiba University is a higher education institution and the largest business school in Latvia.

It was established in 1993 and has five branches located in Liepāja, Cēsis, Talsi and Jēkabpils.

“The university has four faculties with main study directions – Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Law, Faculty of International Tourism and Faculty of Communication,” she said, adding, “The University offers a total of 25 study programmes.”

More than 99% of graduates are employed – the highest employment rate among Latvian universities and over 80% of Turiba University students find work during their studies.

“Indian students have wide scope to study in Latvia as they can take up part-time job and can get on-campus accommodation with less education fees,” she added.

Alexander Andreyev, representative from Webster University, Thailand, said that students from more than 60 countries enroll at Webster University each year to benefit from the cultural diversity and dynamic international environment.

“Our faculty staff and teaching methods, curriculum development and enriching learning experiences create a culture of global academic excellence among foreign students,” he said.

The university offers Bachelor’s Degree programs in Computer Science, Management, International Relations, Business Administration, Media Communications and Psychology, while in Master Degree programs, the university offers International Relations, Teaching English as a Second Language and MBA.

“Today, more than 500 students from over 60 countries are currently enrolled full-time,” he said, adding, “Webster University Thailand´s campus offers students from Asia the experience of an American residential university very close to home.”

“Less education fees and cost of living along with scholarship opportunities attract many Indian students to get enrolled in our university,” he added.

Tabita Chettri, Regional Admissions Advisor, Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, said that Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland is regarded as the best hospitality school in the world.

“The school, which trains its students to obtain managerial careers in the hotel and hospitality industries, has more than 2,600 students from 107 different countries,” she said.

The school offers Bachelor Degree program in International Hospitality Management (taught in English or French), which includes a preparatory year of immersion into the hospitality industry, three years of coursework studying business management topics, two six-month internships, and a 10-week consulting mandate.

As part of PG program, the school also offers Master in Global Hospitality Business, MBA in Hospitality, Executive MBA in Hospitality Administration and Master Class in Culinary Arts

“The EHL offers financial support to talented students who are unable to enroll due to financial hardship,” she said.

Regarding admission to various courses, Tabita said that students for the Bachelor program are selected after a review of their application as well as an online assessment with analytical and quantitative tests, a hospitality aptitude test, and an online interview.

Brijveen Sabherwal, representative from IESEG School of Management, France, said that IÉSEG School of Management is the largest business school in France. The school has two campuses, one in Lille and one in Paris.

“The school has a total of 5,150 students on the Lille and Paris campuses and it offers courses in International Business, Fashion Management, Digital Marketing, Big Data, Finance, Accounting and Audit, Investment Banking and Negotiations,” she said.

The School has 2270 international students with 84% of its permanent faculty being international, and it has a network of more than 281 partner universities in 69 countries.

“The School also offers 10%-15% tuition waiver as part of its scholarship to international students,” she added.

Also read: International Education Fair opens window of opportunities for Indian students

Manmath Nayak

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