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International Visiting Student Program

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.

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Flexible Start Dates
A variety of start and end dates means you can choose the schedule that best fits your study plan at your home university.
Improve Your English
The first part of the IVSP is 2-4 months of intensive English Language training in order to develop and build language skills necessary to succeed in a Canadian university.
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Study Academic, Earn Credits
Take regular university courses with Canadian and international students. It may be possible to transfer academic credit earned at UAlberta to a program of study at your home university.
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Personalized Service
You will receive personalized support from the time you apply until you complete the program. Individualized advising appointments and seminars guide you to success at UAlberta.
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Experience Life in Canada
Live in a campus residence or homestay with other international or Canadian students, or with a local homestay family. Social and cultural events are regularly organized so you can enjoy your free time.
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Volunteer in the Community
Meet local community members, gain valuable skills, improve your English, and make an impact! IVSP advisors can help students find volunteer opportunities while they are at UAlberta.
Time Well Spent
The IVSP personalized services set the program apart from a more independent study abroad experience. The cost for these services and the English language courses is packaged into the IVSP program fee.
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Build Your Intercultural Competencies
Live and study with Canadian and international students in a multicultural environment.
Program Information

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English Language School

English Language School

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Academic

Academic Information

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Events

Events and Cultural Activities

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IVSP Brochure

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