Visitors from international educational fair "EBBS"
While we endeavour to capture information on all of the visitors coming to the venues, we are not always able to. For one reason, because many come in groups and/or with their families. To insist they all fill out a form slows the registration process as well as can make the visitors uncomfortable, which we respect. Second, the forms that are filled out are sometimes incomplete or illegible, and we are not able to include them in our data. So the following numbers are with an error factor, but as accurate as we are able to capture and report. They have been rounded to the nearest 50. The exhibition was attended by approximately 16 800 people. Planned attendance was about 20 000 people, but has not been achieved.
Keeping in mind that "Education beyond borders"-Sofia (EBBS) offers visitors both local and overseas education options, you will see different areas of interest. Visitors are looking for the entire range of programs, and come to EBBS because they know they will find a comprehensive range of options and information. The exhibition lasts for three days and there will be visitors from all over the country (not just visitors from the capital). The students and their parenstsplan their visit during this period. As well, with the support of so many educational and cultural bodies, visitors find all the information they need in order to make informed choices.
In the last few years the interest of the young people in foreign education is increasing, but unfortunately the information about it is not enough and in most cases false and incorrect. Students have difficulties with choosing the best specialty, educational institution and country for their future education and this makes them feel insecure and afraid of not making the right choice.
"Education beyond borders" visitors are made up of Bulgarian students, their families and their friends which concludes everyone involved in the decision-making process of where and what to study.
We collect visitor information on the online pre-registration as well as on paper from those who register on-site. Data collected include age and areas of interest, which are detailed on the charts.
"EBBS" enables its thousands of motivated visitors to explore the many educational opportunites in Bulgaria and around the world. Visitors of all ages and with a broad range of interests come to meet with the hundreds of exhibitors, to help make informed decisions about their education options.