Study Abroad Fair
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 event was hosted online in October. There is no recording available but we invite you to read through the slides. The next edition will take place on 14 October 2021.
Get out of your comfort zone to increase your employability
The benefits of studying abroad? Discovering another education system and new pedagogical approaches are a real added benefit to your career. An international experience, including a good command of another language will significantly increase your employability and help you stand out in the job market.
Get out of your comfort zone, get to know yourself better and unfold your potential. Build a network for your future, open to new cultures, look at the world through a different lens and widen your horizons. Come and see for yourself at our annual Study Abroad Fair!
Virtual Edition 2020
This year we were online!
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the entire event took place online and allowed second year Bachelor students to obtain the information they need to pursue a student exchange.
Vice-President for Education Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst opened the Webinar general session (17:15 – 18:45) underlining the benefits of study abroad opportunities despite the current challenges we face. The Student Exchange Office provided an overview of topics related to student exchanges (conditions, deadlines, language tests, modalities etc.) and answered questions from the audience. The testimony of two EPFL students who shared their study abroad experiences complemented the first part of the event.
In the second part, the students were able to move around the virtual Zoom booths (18:45 – 20:00), meet and discuss with returning EPFL or incoming exchange students or pass by the virtual booths of the Student Exchange Office to learn more about exchange conditions and other study abroad opportunities, or ask additional questions.
Virtual Zoom booths
The below list of virtual booths (expand toggles), manned by students, gives you an idea of the institutions represented. Student were able to switch from one link to another and visit any booth of interest.
Exchange students and representatives of the ETHZ, Anders Hagström and Francesca Broggi-Wüthrich
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU
Technical University of Denmark – DTU
Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Torino
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid – UPM
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – UPV
Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Nottingham
University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – KAIST
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – HKUST
Nanyang Technological University – NTU
NUS National University of Singapore
Student Exchange Office – Coralie Link:
Austria, Australia, Brazil, Chili, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, USA
Student Exchange Office – Luisa Pizzillo:
Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey
Student Exchange Office – Myriam Schaffter:
Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Norway, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden
2019 International Fair © Alain Herzog