International Student Services (ISS)


Global Beat is the International Services Centre's bi-weekly newsletter. It is one of many channels used to keep International Students and visitors up-to-date on the latest news, information and upcoming events both on and off-campus.

Features include:

  • Events and activities on and off-campus
  • Academic, immigration, financial, intercultural and interpersonal advice and tips
  • Information about various services across campus
  • Internationalization opportunities for students
  • Work information
  • Student stories

Both international, visitors and Canadian students are encouraged to subscribe.

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Global Beat Latest Issues

Did you miss an edition of Global Beat? Catch-up on our recent newsletter editions; inside you will find recent IRCC updates and information about campus events and programs.

Read September 25, 2020, Issue Read September 11, 2020, Issue

Submit a News Item

Do you have a program, service or event you want to share with international students? 

Global Beat is sent every two weeks on Fridays. 

If you want your news item included, please submit your content no later than Wednesday, and at least two weeks before your event. 

Submit News Item

Note: E-newsletters may contain information about paid programs and events, contests and promotional offers from the University of Alberta.

Share Your Story

We want to hear about your unique experiences as an international student studying at UAlberta. Share what life is like in your home country, what it is like in Canada and at UAlberta. Your story may be published on our website under Student Stories.  


Email your story to: 
Sarah Bowes
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
International Student Services

Share your Story on Instagram

We are gathering student stories for our Instagram account. We want to feature your student experience. Your story idea can be anything; from a humorous encounter to overcoming a challenge (at University or with Canada's culture), to a story of love.

Your story will be posted to our International Student Services Instagram account to showcase UAlberta's international students and their experiences. Include your Instagram handle so that we can let you know when your post was published.

Submit Your Instagram Story