Your Global Future
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A College & Career Fair for High School Students Preparing for Global Opportunities

About the Event

Away from the borders and coasts, Kansas City-area students are often surprised to find just how many international academic and professional opportunities await them after high school. This unique college and career fair brings together dozens of international businesses, organizations, and colleges and universities to show students just how global their future can be.

Booths include representatives from:

  • Businesses from a range of sectors, including agriculture, architecture and design, engineering, finance, hospitality, law, medicine, sports, technology, travel and transportation, and veterinary science;
  • Colleges and universities, including internationally oriented majors, clubs, and student groups;
  • Ethnic and cultural groups represented in the Kansas City area;
  • Government agencies;
  • Kansas City-based international NGOs;
  • Performing and visual arts groups and museums with global connections; and
  • Study-abroad programs

Presentations from global professionals are offered throughout the day, and students are encouraged to practice their interview skills by interacting with booth representatives as they browse the opportunities offered.

The program is underwritten by support from the participating organizations and generous Kansas City-area donors to ensure that attendance is completely cost-free for teachers and students. Sponsor packages to increase visibility and impact are available, and schools are eligible to receive up to $200 to offset the cost of bus transportation.


 Please watch this space for information on registration for the third annual Your Global Future, which will be held in fall 2020, or look for announcements in the weekly newsletter.


Booths Registered in 2019 Included

  • Amigos de las Américas
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • Avila University
  • Baker University
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Commerce Bank
  • Cultural Crossroads, Inc.
  • Global Ties KC
  • International Association of Assessing Officers
  • International Association of Operative Millers
  • Kansas State University
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Sister City Association of Kansas City
  • University of Central Missouri Anthropology/McClure Archives and University Museum
  • University of Central Missouri Study Abroad
  • University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • University of Missouri
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City 


 2019 Supporting Sponsors


Academic Sponsor

Avila University