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International Student Fair Cali Colombia

International Student Fair Cali Colombia - Event Details

The International Student Fair Cali Colombia is one Spanish-speaking Latin America's most important international student recruitment fair series. This event is targeted at students looking for graduate studies abroad. The fair is sponsored by the leading national newspapers and radio stations in Colombia.

+ International Student Fair Cali Colombia - Event Description

The Cali Education Fair will take place on 12 November 2020 and is part of the Colombian education fair tour. Other events take place in Medellin and Bogota. This education expo is targeted at a broad audience. The fair is supported and sponsored by Fulbright and Colfuturo, who provide Colombian students with loans and scholarships for courses abroad. 

Colombia is the 2nd largest source of Latin American students after Brazil. The demand for postgraduate overseas programs is particularly strong in Colombia and it continues to grow across Latin America where the outlook for international student mobility remains strong for the years ahead. In 2018, 36,626 Colombian students studied abroad at tertiary level. The main study destinations are the USA and Argentina. Please see the exhibitor info section for details.

This recruitment fair is held twice per year in the main student recruitment markets of the country: Bogotá, Cali and Medellin.

+ International Student Fair Cali Colombia - Visitor Info

Number of visitors (2019 event)

When students plan to study abroad
within 3 months: 5%
3 - 6 months: 19%
in 6 months to 1 year: 42%
in 1 year or more:  34%

Courses of interest
Masters: 82%
Certificate/diploma courses: 24%
Language courses: 22%
MBA programs: 17%
Executive programs: 12%
PhD: 3%

Where do students want to study?
USA: 46%
UK: 36%
Canada: 31%
Germany: 29%
Australia: 28%
Spain: 26%
France: 25%
Italy: 15%
New Zealand: 14%
Holland: 13%
Scandinavia: 12%
Swiss: 7%

+ International Student Fair Cali Colombia - Exhibitor Info

Latest Colombian Higher Education Study Abroad Data (source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2020
At this point a total number of 44,423 Colombian students are studying abroad for a degree in higher education. The most popular study abroad destinations among students from Colombia are:

Argentina - 11,015
USA - 7,436
Spain - 5,505
Australia - 3,773
France - 3,157
Germany - 2,286
Ecuador - 2,080
Brazil - 1,679
Italy - 1,128
UK  - 1,001
Chile - 994
Cuba - 454
Swiss - 336

Education Facts
Population enrolled in Tertiary Education: 45%
1.8 Million students in enrolled in universities 
304 public and 2,212 private institutions
1% of population is bilingual
Best private high schools fees are as high as US$17,000 annually

Colombia Market Info
Colombia is the 2nd largest source of Latin American students after Brazil. The demand for language courses and postgraduate programs is particularly strong. In 2011, 32,000 Colombian students abroad. Fairs have been organized in Colombia since 1996. This event is held twice per year in the main student recruitment markets of the country.

Economic Facts
Population: 47 million
GDP growth: 4.2%
Inflation rate: 2%
Public expenditure on education GDP: 4.4%
The middle class increased by over 10% in the last 10 years which meant over 4.4 million people crossed the poverty line and are now part of the middle class.

How is this event marketed?
Search engine marketing campaigns based on your course and study destination
Alliances with local embassies, national study organisations and advising centres.
Cooperation with key scholarship agencies such as COLFUTURO and ICETEX in Colombia and ProExcelencia in Venezuela.
On campus promotion at top universities and private high schools
Social media and study abroad newsletters
Highly targeted advertising in print and outdoor media
Targeted media and corporate sponsors provide us direct access into the homes of affluent families

International Student Fair Cali Colombia - Registration

If you would like a price quote for this event or if you would like detailed information, please fill out the registration form below. Submitting this form is obligation free!

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Booth and exhibitor options

Cali Student Fair - 1900 USD


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