Internationalization brings different cultures and worldviews into classroom learning in Alberta.

Government fosters internationalization in many different ways:

  • internationalizing the teaching and learning practice
  • student study abroad and faculty work abroad programs
  • international opportunities for Alberta students
  • building links with international institutions
  • international education projects and contracts
  • offshore campuses
  • collaborative research with international colleagues

Alberta educators that work abroad are better able to pass the skills, knowledge and abilities they gain on to their students. This helps our students acquire the knowledge and competencies needed to live and work in a global society.

Study abroad resources

Professional development opportunities

Asia Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE)

The APAIE conference and exhibition brings together international education policy-makers, practitioners and experts from across the globe to:

  • network
  • improve professional skills
  • learn about new developments in international education

Learn more about APAIE

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

The AIEA annual conference brings international education leaders together to discuss:

  • trends
  • best practices
  • key strategic-level issues

Learn more about AIEA

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

CBIE offers training opportunities at its annual conference held each year in November.

Learn more about CBIE

European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Build your professional profile at Europe’s largest international higher education conference.

Learn more about EAIE and its annual conference

Going Global Conference

Going Global is an annual conference hosted by the British Council. The conference provides an open forum for global education leaders to discuss issues and opportunities.

Learn more about Going Global

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Every year, NAFSA hosts a global professional learning and networking event for educators and organizations that support international education.

Learn more about NAFSA and its annual conference

Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Program

Fellowship opportunities at the Smithsonian Institution support research in several different specialties. This program facilitates scholarly interactions between science experts at:

  • universities
  • museums
  • cultural organizations
  • other research institutions around the world

Learn more about fellowships at the Smithsonian Institute


Connect with the International and Industry Collaboration Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1785
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)