Global Education

Certificate in International Learning

A joint initiative of the University of Alberta International and the Faculty of Arts.

UAlberta’s Certificate in International Learning is an embedded certificate program for undergraduate students with a big worldview.

It celebrates and recognizes the international achievements of UAlberta undergraduate students, whether it’s an intrepid telecommunications internship in India, field research excavations in Eastern Europe, community development in Tanzania, or—closer to home—living in the diversity of International House.

The CIL is a stand-out academic credential for students; a competitive international edge in an increasingly connected world.

Fast Facts

  • A. Why Enroll

    Get recognized for your international knowledge and skills

    Expand your worldview and gain knowledge in global issues

    Develop intercultural communication skills

    Showcase your international and cross-cultural experiences

    Stand out to employers and graduate schools

  • B. Who is eligible

    Undergraduate students studying in any UAlberta degree program, in any Faculty.

    Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.

    Exchange students or students studying temporarily at UAlberta are not eligible.

  • C. How do I enroll

    Students are encouraged to enroll in the Certificate during their first 2 years of study -- even if requirements have not yet been completed. The following deadlines must be met: 

    Course work finished by:

    Convocation date:

    Enroll by:

    April 30, 2018

    June 2018

    March 30, 2017

    August 30, 2018

    November 2018

    March 30, 2017

    April 30, 2019

    June 2019

    March 30, 2018

    August 30, 2019

    November 2019

    March 30, 2018

    Students are strongly encouraged to enroll by the above dates, but no later than the end of the first month of their last academic year. (i.e. end of Sept 2017 if graduating Spring 2018)

Enroll in the CIL


CIL Orientation

This 2-hour orientation session introduces you to the CIL program. 

Academic Courses

You must complete 12 credits in CIL-approved, global courses at UAlberta. These courses are offered by a number of faculties.

Intercultural Experience

You can satisfy the intercultural experience requirement by going abroad (6+ weeks), working in a cross-cultural environment in Canada (100+ hours) or living in International House (1+ year).

Co-Curricular and Communication

Satisfy this requirement by completing 2 of the following: 1) earn co-curricular activity points, 2) gain second language competency and/or 3) complete intercultural communication training.

Capstone Project

In your capstone project, you reflect upon what you have learned from completing the various requirements of the CIL.