Australia/ New Zealand Education Expo 2023

Attend the biggest Australia/ New Zealand Education Expo 2023 in your city organized by Santamonica Study Abroad, expo powered by Malayala Manorama


  • Interact with top Australian/ New Zealand University /institution representatives in Person
  • Get in-depth information on course structure course selection insight about Scholarships , internships, work placements,accreditations, post- study career prospects & more
  • Get your profile assessed for admission and scholarship consideration
  • Attractive Eligibility based scholarships, Application fee waivers and much more.
  • Apply for 2023 intakes and beyond through special admission bay at the expo*
  • Upto 50 % Scholarship for meritorious students*
  • Banks of prominent banks for Education loan assistance

Date: 11th February 2023

Venue: The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Shanmugham Rd, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala 682011

Canada Education Expo 2023

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Are you considering studying in Canada? With its world-class universities, vibrant cities, and stunning natural beauty, Canada is an ideal destination for international students.

Canada is home to some of the leading universities in the world. With a wide range of programs and degrees available, you can find the perfect course for your needs and interests. Canada is also one of the most diverse countries in the world, so you’ll find a huge variety of cultures and backgrounds represented at universities.

Attend the biggest Canada education expo in your city organized by Santamonica Study Abroad, Expo powered by Malayala Manorama

  • Meet official representatives of Universities/ Colleges face — to — face.
  • Free counseling sessions with Santamonica career experts.
  • Discuss about programs eligibility scholarships part-time and post-study work opportunities.
  • Spot assessment Application lodging.
  • Apply for 2023 intakes!.
  • Application fee waivers.
  • Stalls of prominent banks for Education loan facilitation.
  • Seminar session by Experts.

Date: 28th January 2023

Venue: The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Shanmugham Rd Marine Drive Kochi Kerala 682011

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UK Education Expo 2022

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Attend the biggest UK education expo in your city organized by Santamonica Study Abroad expo powered by Malayala Manorama

19th November 2022
Venue: Taj Gateway Hotel Kottayam

20th November 2022
Venue: Windsor Castle Kottayam

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The Uk is a truly unique place on the planet, with a vibrant multicultural atmosphere.It is home to some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with spacious campuses, excellent infrastructure, and quality of teaching that prepare you for a successful career ahead.
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Study Abroad Education Fair 2022 Powered by Malayala Manorama | Santamonica Study Abroad

Education Expo

Santamonica Education Expo 2022

The Santamonica Study Abroad Education Fair 2022 Powered by Malayala Manorama is one of  the longest- running overseas education expo in the country that has served as an effective platform linking prestigious foreign universities/institutions with the best of Kerala’s focused overseas higher education aspirants and has built a strong identity as south India’s leading and most result-oriented study abroad expo which is highly anticipated and held in high regard by participating institutions and visiting students alike.

  •  Interact directly with with University/ College Representatives
  • Information on Country, Institutions & Programs
  • On the spot Scholarships based on eligibility*
  • Free Profile Evaluation*
  • Details of Post Study Work Visa
  • Counselling & Spot Application Assessment*
  •  Application Fees Waiver based on eligibility *
  •  Priority application lodging
  •  Expert webinar sessions

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Why Santamonica Study Abroad is your overseas education consultant?

It’s been a great journey, indeed.


Since 2002  Santamonica Study Abroad is helping students realize their overseas education dreams.  Our relentless pursuit of quality education has taken us places, made us one of the most trusted overseas education consultants in Kerala. We are proud to acknowledge the fact that today we are the authorised representative for over 500 universities consisting of 30 countries. Santa Monica’s staff are regularly trained by the universities to offer guidance to the students properly & professionally.


How we offer our services is our USP and gives us our competitive advantage. Every student/aspirant is considered and treated for the person he/she is, his/her skill sets and ambitions.  So when a student comes to us, our initial step is to analyse the profile of a student , their previous academic records, passion, ambition & their subject of interest. Most of the students will be aware of only about some conventional courses. It is the duty of our career counsellors to provide the students with the required details of various courses offered overseas.


Most of the time a student will be unsure and confused about what program to take or which course to pursue. In such cases, we enlighten them with courses of their interest after studying and analysing their interests and passion. There are many career-oriented unconventional courses offered in the developed countries which our students are not aware of. Course selection is done only after enlightening the students with the career prospects of each and every course.


Once the course selection is done, we encourage the students and their parents to do some research on their own. They are advised to investigate courses, universities and their locations. They are encouraged to look into the teaching modules, research opportunities, campus life and employment prospects before they narrow down to their choice. Candidates can ask friends and family or reach out to the alumni of universities they are interested in for a wider perspective.


Next step is to register the student for the admission process. We forward the application and help them with the admission process. Once the admission procedure is over, we will pass onto their Visa application.  Our visa documentation team helps the student with the necessary documentation.


Next step is to guide and prepare students for visa interviews and guide them in preparing a statement of purpose. We discourage students to go into any fabricated details as a fabricated document will lead to a ban or visa rejection which many are not aware of. If there is a gap in their academic records, we help them to write an effective explanation with all the necessary documents.


 Once the visa is obtained and the student gets an offer letter, then the question of procuring a student education loan emerges. We assist students in procuring a loan. As we have tie-ups with many of the leading banks in India, loan approvals get easy. This service has fetched Santamonica lots of excellent reviews and many students & their parents are grateful for guiding them properly.


Travel is the next important thing to be sorted out. We have a fully equipped travel desk to arrange your travel and accommodation at the destination according to the student’s choice. This may include Airport pick up and assistance. These facilities are arranged by Santamonica and payment should be made there directly. If a student, after joining a college wants a  relocation either from the college or from the province, Santamonica can assist in that case also.


Another attractive service that we offer is our travel agency- a sister concern of Santamonica Study Abroad consultancy. We book tickets for our clients at a very subsidised rate especially for students as we are aware of the additional expenses.  Not only that we assist in the travel plans of parents or family members who want to travel later on to meet their ward/relative, but we also make sure that our client’s travel is smooth and hassle-free.


Team Santamonica owes its success to their unwavering dedication, ethics, professional practices, continuous investment on staff training, use of state of the art technology and above all to its ‘’client first’’ policy”.


Yes. It has been an amazing journey!



About Ms. Nicy Binu, Director, Santamonica Study Abroad


With over a decade’s experience in international education, Ms Nicy Binu is the brain behind Santamonica’s overseas student program and has steered the organization to a position where it figures today among the prominent overseas education facilitators in India. You may contact her at +91 6282 903 703 for overseas education queries and doubts.


Reasons to study in New Zealand

New Zealand has a good reputation as a hub of high-quality education offering excellent career opportunities while providing the right support services in a safe learning environment. New Zealand is a unique country, scenic, young & vibrant. It’s a safe and welcoming community with a world-class reputation for harbouring cutting-edge research and creative ambition. It’s open, warm and outgoing. No wonder this country is an attractive destination for international students.


New Zealand has several types of higher education institutions: Universities, Colleges, Private institutions and Polytechnics. Most of New Zealand’s Universities and Institutions are internationally recognized, ranked and accepted. New Zealand’s qualifications are highly regarded & desired by employers across the world. It’s noteworthy that all the 8 New Zealand Universities have found their place in the QS World Rankings.


The majority of courses are offered in English. New Zealand’s national education system is based and inspired by the British education system. Research by many independent  authorities indicates that academically New Zealand students are ranked amongst the top in the world.


Of course, when we speak about New Zealand, it’s important to mention their awesome weather. New Zealanders are well-known for their affable natures, and their open attitude and acceptance of outsiders. As we all know New Zealand ranks second in Global Peace Index.


One major reason why New Zealand is considered a perfect overseas education destination by Indian students is their comparatively low annual tuition fees and low cost of living. Students can work while studying to meet their living expenses and also get experience by doing so. With student visa, students are permitted to work 20 hours weekly during the study and full time during scheduled holidays. There are many part-time opportunities available in the booming sectors like retail, hospitality, banking, finance etc. Some of the recent labour policies of government are favourable for students aiming to study overseas. Even their visa policies allow one to support their spouses while continuing education. Part-time work facility and three-year open work permit help an individual to seek a supporting job and later improve his PR possibilities.


Obtaining PR depends on many factors and mainly on acquiring the required points. A student who does his masters degree  will get 80 points for that, which is 50 % of the required total points. Then a person who falls into the 20 to 39 age bracket will fetch another 30 points. A job offer of 30 hrs in a week will fetch 50 points more, which easily makes them eligible for PR application. If the job is outside Auckland city that will fetch another 30 bonus points.


Another major reason  is the return on investment, which is very high. Even Visa policies  support spouses of expats to continue their education. And to live in one of the cleanest and most beautiful countries in the world itself is a blessing.


One more attraction is a fact that New Zealand serves as a gateway to Australia. Those who have studied in New Zealand and hold a PR can easily migrate to Australia. There is a Trans -Tasman Agreement between these two nations, which allows for the free movement of citizens of these countries to the other. So those who are looking for a bigger country with bigger opportunities can make use of this facility. Having said that though monetary benefits and career growth is more in Australia there are people coming back to Newzealand from Australia for a better peaceful life.


The choice is yours.



About Ms. Nicy Binu, Director, Santamonica Study Abroad


With over a decade’s experience in international education, Ms Nicy Binu is the brain behind Santamonica’s overseas student program and has steered the organization to a position where it figures today among the prominent overseas education facilitators in India. You may contact her at +91 6282 903 703 for overseas education queries and doubts.


Which country to choose for overseas education- New Zealand or Canada ?

When it comes to overseas education, there is always the question of choosing the right destination. Where to go to and how to choose by considering all the pros and cons. With Canadian and New Zealand universities scoring high in overseas education, both offering bright career choices & migration possibilities,  it’s always confusing for a student to decide on one. Practically, a direct comparison between these two countries is impossible as both are unique in their own ways. They are two nations with their own great features and are truly worlds apart.


If you look into the climate alone, New Zealand wins! No doubt about it.  Canada is a country with harsh weather conditions. One cannot imagine Canada without thinking about its cold winters. Geographically,  one cannot compare between these two nations as New Zealand is a small country whereas Canada is the world’s second-largest country. New Zealand’s offers good career possibilities while Canada offers better possibilities due to its sheer market size.


Canada’s economy is much larger (10th in the world) when compared with New Zealand.  Canada as a nation is rich with natural resources and their dependence on these resources gifted them with a stable economy. Thus Canada offers great potential to all kinds of engineers while in New Zealand, this may not be the case. We have to bear in our mind that Canada has mining as a major industry supporting and driving its economy.


The manufacturing industry is yet another sector where engineers are in demand. Apart from basic engineering branches, there are disciplines/specializations that are in high demand.  Aerospace, Biomedical, Environmental, Oil and Gas, Robotics, Computers, Automobile, etc. make Canada an Engineer’s Paradise when it comes to placements. Even a diploma holder in any stream can find his dream job in Canada if he is willing to push hard and thrive.


Canada is an immigrant-friendly country. Their flexible immigration policies make it the first choice for thousands of migrants across the world. Even a low skilled or unskilled person can apply for PR in some provinces of Canada. Wages and facilities are also great in Canada. However, the climate of the country can be a challenge for many migrants who come from drastically different climatic regions.


New Zealand is blessed with stunning and diverse natural beauty. It has a moderate climate. Immigration policies are not as flexible as that in Canada. Job opportunities are less due to different factors. New Zealand does have a relatively small population, so it may not always be easy to find a job. These pose some limitations in pursuing a career in manufacturing, mining, infrastructure development, technology etc.


As said earlier, a direct comparison between these two nations is inappropriate as they stand apart in many ways. A choice between these two nations purely depends on the person, the course he/she wants to study,  and the career he/she wants to pursue.



About Ms. Nicy Binu, Director, Santamonica Study Abroad


With over a decade’s experience in international education, Ms Nicy Binu is the brain behind Santamonica’s overseas student program and has steered the organization to a position where it figures today among the prominent overseas education facilitators in India. You may contact her at +91 6282 903 703 for overseas education queries and doubts.



Your consultant in overseas education- why professional guidance is necessary…

If you have decided to study abroad, it is very important to be completely aware of the programs that you are pursuing. There are many factors to be looked upon as you try to get an admission. Yes, studying abroad involves a lot of steps and detailed procedures. It differs from country to country and college to college. This is where your overseas consultant can be of good help.


Nowadays many universities abroad have stopped taking direct student applications. A classical example is Canada, one of the most sought after destination for overseas studies. These days most of the universities and colleges in Canada are accepting applications only through their authorised consultants. The reasons are many.


Unfortunately, there are lots of cases of fraudulent documentation reported in the market and in order to prevent applications foolproof, colleges have appointed authorised consultants through which an aspirant can forward his / her application.  Overseas education just doesn’t mean getting an admission alone. Students are often not clear about the benefits and outcomes of international education. They have many questions and queries related to the factors involved- like, accommodation, lifestyle, finance, etc. Overseas consultants have the required know-how to help aspiring students in these situations.


Finding the best university that offers the preferred course/ program, preparing the documentation for Visa process as well as following up the Visa process with the embassy might sound simple but most of the students tend to fail in the process as they lack the proper guidance, preparation and experience.


Role of an education consultant is important as they guide the student in several aspects related with the admission process -right from understanding a student’s profile to guiding an aspirant with program possibilities and communicating the requirements and career prospects after completing the course.


A consultant also provides professional help in documentation.  It is important to know the right way to prepare the Letter of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose, Resume, Essay, etc. Education consultancy agency has a team that tailors or edits context wherever needed. They interfere. They help you out when you are about to make a mistake.


Education loans – Consultants offers practical guidance & information regarding bank loans and financial planning.

Visa counselling is another area where a student needs proper guidance. The consultants will give detailed information about the visa process and help students prepare for the interview well. Even though a student can proceed with the applicants independently, it is only practical to take advice from a seasoned consultant. Moving or migrating to another country on the basis of student visa has many sets of regulations that have to be meticulously followed. Even a minor error will end up in Visa rejections and delays.


An experienced consultancy will brief & prepare a student well before he or she leaves his/her homeland. They even provide post landing support and helps in the official joining formalities. An experienced consultant will be able to find accommodation in advance or as soon as a student obtains visa. Which is very important as a wrong decision can be financially taxing otherwise.



About Ms. Nicy Binu, Director, Santamonica Study Abroad


With over a decade’s experience in international education, Ms Nicy Binu is the brain behind Santamonica’s overseas student program and has steered the organization to a position where it figures today among the prominent overseas education facilitators in India. You may contact her at +91 6282 903 703 for overseas education queries and doubts.