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University of Alberta Short-term Study Abroad
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Short-term Type:
Coursework, Cultural Experiences
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:


University of Alberta Short-term Study Abroad
International Winter Program

Location: Alberta, Canada
Program dates: TBC
Application deadline: 1 November 2018
Duration: 3 weeks

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Program Description
The International Winter Program provides students with the opportunity to experience campus life at one of Canada's top universities, combining professional development, cross-cultural communication, and cultural studies, as well as a variety of exciting extra curricular activities.
Highlights of the program include:
  • Workshops: Global Leadership and The Expressive Voice & Body
  • Weekly academic lectures and field trips on different themes, including Canadian Studies, Entrepreneurship, and Community Service Learning
  • 2-day Trip to the Canadian Rockies
More information can be found here.


Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: Indigenous Studies, Environmental Science, Arts and Social Sciences
Academic credits: 40 contact hours

Academic lectures throughout the three weeks will be centred around a different theme each week. Field trips supplement the in-class lectures to give participants opportunities for experiential learning.

Week 1 | Canadian Studies

Learn about the past, present, and future of Canada through museum visits, lectures on the Canadian political system, and participating in an Indigenous history exercise.

Week 2 | Sustainability

Sustainability means being able to meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Examine the different definitions of sustainability and its applications in a Canadian and local context.

Week 3 | Community Engagement

An important Canadian value is being involved in one’s community. Community engagement is about people working collaboratively towards a common future, drawing strength from each other and from the diversity of their perspectives. Examine some of the issues related to volunteerism, running nonprofit organizations, and participate in some volunteering activities.

Useful Information 


In order to be considered for the International Summer Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
•             Applicants must be registered in a full-time undergraduate program at a designated post-secondary institution.
•             Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the program start date.
•             All participants are required to sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement in order to participate in the program. More information about this agreement will be available at the time of registration.

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About the University & Surrounds

The University of Alberta:
•             is one of Canada’s most research-intensive universities and rates in Canada’s top five higher learning institutions
•             was established in 1908
•             has a student population of 39,300 (7,800 international students)
•             located in the city of Edmonton, Alberta

The capital of Alberta province, Edmonton is a pleasant mid-sized city of less than 1 million people located on the North Saskatchewan River. A cultural, government and education centre, it hosts year-round festivals and is home to Canada’s largest living history museum and North America’s largest mall.


2018 Program fee:  CAD$3,800 for individual registration.

•             14-day academic program (instruction, arrangements and administrative support)
•             Transportation to and from the Edmonton International Airport and the University of Alberta
•             Accommodation in twin rooms
•             Pre-loaded cash card with a $300 CAD meal allowance (can also be used for other goods and services on campus)
•             Field trips and leisure activities
•             Canadian Rockies Trip (2 nights, 2 days)

Additional costs (not included in program fee): Airfare, travel and health insurance, visa, personal expenses and additional travel.
Other costs: Airfare, meals, travel insurance, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Application instructions for Dec-Feb 2018/2019 programs will be provided in July! If you have any questions about this program in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at

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