BMI/THE connects you to…
International
Students

Putting international students first

Savvy students and parents have more options than ever when researching institutions. Your brand will move on and off a student’s radar during a period of time, lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several years.

Nothing can compare to a face to face conversation with prospective students to reinforce your brand and your unique educational offering, bringing them one step closer to enrolment. That’s why thousands of institutions around the world have relied on our student fairs for decades, and continue to embrace the opportunity to connect in-person with aspirational foreign students and their families.

And for your online recruitment needs, our ground-breaking virtual event platform Talk Global Study and our marketing services allow you to target qualified students in key markets worldwide 24/7.

Student recruitment fairs for K-12 students up to postgraduates

As an essential element in your recruitment portfolio, our international student recruitment fairs consistently draw in tens of thousands of students and families year on year in dozens of cities around the world.

With so many choices in international education today, being able to introduce your institution, sell your strengths and explain your requirements during a face to face conversation can make an impression that can last for years to come.

As students are firming up their ideas of where to study and parents have questions that need answering, an engaging discussion has the power to usher them through the decision making process along their journey towards enrolment.

Whether it’s at one of our international student recruitment fairs dedicated to young learners, language courses, undergraduate degree programmes or postgraduate studies, BMI/THE fairs will connect you at that crucial point when a student is selecting their course abroad. And thanks to our SmartScan App, you’ll be able to collect student data on the spot which feeds directly into your CRM, so you can nurture each lead and track your event ROI.

Getting results from international student recruitment fairs

One of our biggest fans, Donald Back, Director of the Language and Culture Institute at Virginia Tech University in the USA shares his experiences participating at a variety of our recruitment events over the years.

From elite scholarship summits to buzzing student fairs in big cities around the world, Don and his colleagues have seen great results for their international student enrolment numbers at his university. He describes our events as a one of a kind opportunity and explains why his top ranked American university returns to BMI/THE events to recruit students year after year.

High school visits and on-campus school fairs

To bolster your recruitment efforts and get your brand in front of academically gifted teenagers, BMI/THE also takes a limited number of accredited institutions to visit private high schools in select cities around the world. These international high schools have been carefully selected for their quality curriculum and their enthusiasm to proactively prepare their students for studying abroad.

At each school, you will participate in an on-campus fair that will directly connect you with senior students, parents and high school counsellors.

Take your face-to-face recruitment campaign online with Talk Global Study

Despite the pace of innovation today, some things in international student recruitment don’t change. In fact, some things are now more important than ever, like connecting in real-time to have meaningful conversations. The ability to ask questions and receive live, personal assistance from institutions can turn into a stand-out moment for a student before making the decision of a lifetime.

Our unique approach to recruitment events brings those conversations into a dynamic online space called Talk Global Study, where you can connect and talk directly with students who are actively in the process of researching and planning their future international studies. We run our own events as well as white labelled virtual fairs with popular institutions, associations, and scholarship organisations.

Recruit students online via BMI/THE’s digital marketing services

Keep the momentum going throughout the recruitment journey by connecting with students across both the digital and physical world.

BMI/THE Digital provides you with an intelligent mix of marketing channels that allow you to engage with students online 24/7. From content-based advertising to social media, emails, video and webinars, we can help you generate a steady stream of leads to boost brand recognition and traffic to your website from key student markets.

Our team can produce content and run global campaigns that are customised according to your enrolment strategies. You can concentrate on one marketing channel or we can prepare a rich mix of content across multiple platforms to help you engage with prospective students in specific origin markets.

Join BMI/THE's international student recruitment in-country fairs in 2024

Early bird rates end on Jul 26, 2024

Bogota, Guadalajara, Medellin, Mexico City, Monterrey, Santiago
International Students

As one of the hottest growth markets for higher education recruitment, you can't miss our fairs in Chile, Colombia & Mexico! Specifically dedicated to the needs of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate recruitment, this event attracts high-calibre students and working professionals who are eyeing up study abroad opportunities. This tour includes High School Visits in Bogota and Mexico City.

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Monterrey In-person Fair

Date

Sep 26

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Mexico City In-person Fair

Date

Sep 28 - Sep 29

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Mexico City - 1 Day High School Visits

Date

Sep 30

Price
USD 850
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Guadalajara In-person Fair

Date

Oct 01

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Bogotá In-person Fair

Date

Oct 05 - Oct 06

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

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Medellín In-person Fair

Date

Oct 09

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Santiago In-person Fair

Date

Oct 12 - Oct 13

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE
International Students

Meet thousands of affluent local and expat students as well as those funded via national scholarship programmes during your three-city trip, which includes our main fairs plus escorted visits to top private and international schools.

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Dubai - High School Visits

Date

Sep 23 - Sep 24

Price
USD 1,600
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Dubai In-person Fair

Date

Sep 27 - Sep 28

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Abu Dhabi In-person Fair

Date

Sep 30

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Event Location

Abu Dhabi - High School Visits

Date

Oct 01

Price
USD 850
Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam
International Students

BMI's biannual student recruitment fairs in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam draw in thousands of academically-oriented students and their parents to bring them in direct contact with institutions from around the world. BMI also takes a limited number of accredited institutions on chauffeured visits to top-rated private high schools in Bangkok, Hanoi, HCMC and Jakarta.

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Date
Early Bird Price
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Bangkok - High School Visits - 2 Days

Date

Oct 09 - Oct 10

Price
USD 1,600
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Medan In-person Fair

Date

Oct 13

Early Bird Price
USD 1,800

USD 1,900

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Surabaya In-person Fair

Date

Oct 15

Early Bird Price
USD 1,800

USD 1,900

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Jakarta - High School Visits - 1 Day

Date

Oct 17

Price
USD 850
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Jakarta In-person Fair

Date

Oct 19 - Oct 20

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

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Hanoi - High School Visits - 2 Day

Date

Oct 22 - Oct 23

Price
USD 1,600
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Hanoi In-person Fair

Date

Oct 24

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Ho Chi Minh City In-person Fair

Date

Oct 26 - Oct 27

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Event Location

Ho Chi Minh City - High School Visits - 1 Day

Date

Oct 28

Price
USD 850
Beijing, China
International Students

To bolster your recruitment efforts and get your brand in front of academically gifted teenagers, BMI/THE also takes a limited number of accredited institutions to visit private high schools in Beijing.

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Beijing High School Visits x 2 Day

Date

Oct 30 - Oct 31

Price
USD 1,600
Brazil
International Students

Held across 7 major cities twice a year, Salão do Estudante has been Brazil’s best-known international student recruitment fair since 1994, attracting 90,000+ students, professionals and parents annually.

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São Paulo In-person Fair

Date

Oct 12 - Oct 13

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

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Rio Copacabana In-person Fair

Date

Oct 15

Early Bird Price
USD 2,995

USD 3,350

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Rio Barra In-person Fair

Date

Oct 16

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Brasilia In-person Fair

Date

Oct 18

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Salvador In-person Fair

Date

Oct 20

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Campinas In-person Fair

Date

Oct 22

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Curitiba In-person Fair

Date

Oct 24

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria
International Students

Don't miss our Kenya,  Nigeria & Ghana fairs – hotspots for higher education recruitment! This event focuses on both Undergraduate and Postgraduate recruitment, drawing top-notch students and professionals seeking study abroad opportunities. The tour also covers High School Visits in Nairobi and Accra.

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Nairobi High School Visits 1 x Day

Date

Nov 07

Price
USD 850
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Nairobi In-person Fair

Date

Nov 09 - Nov 10

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

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Accra In-person Fair

Date

Nov 12

Early Bird Price
USD 2,520

USD 2,800

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Accra High School Visits 1 x day

Date

Nov 13

Price
USD 850
Event Location

Lagos In-person Fair

Date

Nov 16 - Nov 17

Early Bird Price
USD 3,950

USD 4,400

Exhibit at BMI/THE's Virtual Recruitment Fairs

Early bird rates end on Jul 26, 2024

Mexico
International Students

FUNED Connect Live is a 3-hour online event that will be hosted on a state-of-the-art platform that puts video conferencing at the heart of the experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote your institution and to engage directly with Mexican students interested in your programs who can then apply to FUNED for support.

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FUNED Connect Live

Date

Apr 25

Price
USD 2,500
Caribbean
International Students

Central America and Caribbean Connect Live is a online event that will be hosted on a state-of-the-art platform that puts video conferencing at the heart of the experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote your institution and to engage directly with students across Central  America and the Caribbean who are utilising their national funding and scholarship body to empower their international studies.
This a unique event that is run in partnership with the following Governments and official agencies: Government of Belize, FUNDAPEC Dominican Republic, Government of Jamaica, GUATEFUTURO Guatemala, HONDUFUTURO Honduras and CONAPE Costa Rica.

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Central America and Caribbean Connect Live

Date

Apr 24

Price
USD 2,500
Colombia

COLFUTURO Connect Live is a 4-hour online event that will be hosted on a state-of-the-art platform that puts video conferencing at the heart of the experience.  Exclusively official COLFUTURO partners, this event puts you in front of Colombia's best and brightest Postgraduate students who using the COLFUTURO programme to enable their international studies,

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COLFUTURO Connect Live

Date

Oct 24

Price
USD 2,500

Get a customised package

Each year, BMI/THE hosts 85+ events in over 30 cities around the world. You can mix and match event types, dates, and cities, plus ramp up brand exposure for audiences where you need it most. We’re happy to build a bespoke plan just for you.

Learn how BMI/THE connects you to various audiences

BMI/THE connects you to people from across the recruitment spectrum – from the parents and students who are planning their study abroad experience to senior level government representatives, scholarship providers, school principals, counsellors, university staff and agents.