About The Program

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The International Visiting Student Program (IVSP) is a unique program allowing students to study at the University of Alberta for four, six, eight, ten or twelve months in English Language Courses and regular academic courses.

The program offers enhanced student support and advising, as well as cultural, sports, leisure activities and events.

Earn Academic Credit

Take regular undergrad academic courses with Canadian and international students.

Flexible Start Dates

Choose from a range of start and end dates to accommodate your study plan at your home university.

Build Intercultural Competencies

Join a welcoming community of students and find support through campus services and groups.

Personalized Service

Receive individualized advising and informative seminars to ensure your success at U of A.

Experience Life in Canada

Enjoy learning about Canadian life culture through special events and activities, including cultural celebrations.

Improve Your English

Participate in intensive English Language training to develop and build language skills.

Volunteer in the Community

Meet local community members, gain valuable skills, improve your English, and make an impact.

Time Well Spent

Be supported every step of the way, making your IVSP educational journey at U of A as smooth and rewarding as possible.


Program Information

What sets the IVSP apart is its commitment to providing personalized services, distinguishing the program from a more independent study abroad experience.


Preparing for the U of A

Learn vital information on what is needed to prepare for your time at the U of A.

For more information about IVSP, download the digital brochure »