Events and Cultural Activities

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Research Internships at the University of Alberta are the perfect opportunity for you to explore all that the University and the province of Alberta has to offer. Our dedicated staff plan numerous events and trips throughout the year where interns will have many chances to discover life in Canada through cultural activities on and off campus, alongside other interns and students from around the world.

On-Campus Activities

There are always fun things to do on campus, and the Visiting Programs unit of University of Alberta International provides opportunities for interns and students to join group events. From rock climbing at Wilson Climbing Centre, to board games and movie nights, arts and crafts, there are activities for everyone! Also participate in seasonal cultural events such as pumpkin carving for Halloween, skating or winter sledding.

Out-of-Town and Overnight Trips

No trip to Alberta would be complete without a visit to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Research interns will have opportunities to join other international students on trips to world-famous Banff and Jasper National Parks, where they will experience the natural beauty of the mountains, lakes, and maybe even see some wildlife!

In addition to trips to the Rockies, our staff also organize trips to other areas of Alberta, such as a fossil-rich dinosaur town Drumheller, a financial hub of Alberta - Calgary, and Elk Island National Park full of bison, beavers and many other wildlife!

Explore Edmonton

Visit the Art Gallery of Alberta and Alberta Legislative Assembly take a tour of Old Strathcona, a shopping and dining district, or check out the world-famous West Edmonton Mall. While you are here in Edmonton, you will have a chance to try Canadian winter sports through indoor and outdoor ice skating, sledding or skiing in one of our ski resorts with us! Our coordinators will help you get to know your new surroundings by organizing trips around the city so you can enjoy life as a local!

Global Beat Newsletter

Visiting students whose stays are coordinated by University of Alberta International will automatically be subscribed to our bi-weekly email list to receive notification of social events and cultural activities organized by University of Alberta International. All visiting students engaged in research internships on campus are welcome to attend the social events and cultural activities hosted by University of Alberta International. Are you a research intern coming to the University of Alberta who is self-funded or hosted by a different program and want to hear about our social events and cultural activities? Please sign up here for the Global Beat Newsletter!