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International Student Fair Medellin Colombia

International Student Fair Medellin Colombia - Event Details

The International Student Fair Medellin Colombia is now in its 24th year. This event is part the leading international student recruitment fair series in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Its partnership with key scholarship agencies, local consulates, top universities and high schools ensure that you will meet quality students who have the academic and financial ability to study overseas.

+ International Student Fair Medellin Colombia - Event Description

The International Student Fair Medellin Colombia is part of the Latin American Tour which takes place in every major student market in Latin America and consistently attracts students that have both the financial & academic ability to study abroad. Other events in Colombia take place in Cali and Bogota. Key government and private scholarship agencies, including BECAS Chile, COLFUTURO and ICETEX in Colombia and PRONABEC in Peru, support the fairs.

There is information for all tastes and ages: specific programs for high school and university students, young executives and professionals. The programs on display range from international LLM, MBA and master programs to graduate and research programs. Students will have the opportunity to be in direct contact with representatives and directors of international institutions, with simultaneous translation by former exchange students who have studied abroad.

Besides information on study possibilities abroad, students will find information on flights, visas, accommodation type, health insurance, foreign exchange, student ID and also seminars or lectures on how to have a successful international experience. International universities may look forward to meeting up to 2,000 carefully targeted Colombian students at the Internatonal Student Fair in Medellin.

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 2020, 44,423 Colombian students are studying abroad at tertiary level. The main study destinations are the USA and Argentina. Please see the exhibitor info section for details.

+ International Student Fair Medellin Colombia - Visitor Info

Detailed Visitor Statistics for the 2019 event
Medellin: 1,600

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 Medellin 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

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
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 Medellin 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

Standard exhibitor booth (as of) - 2700 US$

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