Read what some exchange students from all over the world have to say about their first impressions of Canada and the University of Alberta.
Farah el Masri is an engineering PhD student from Lebanon. She's found one of the best ways to thrive in winter is to stay active - in her case by running.
Emmanuel studies electrical engineering at UAlberta, and he's from Chennai, India. One of his favourite experiences so far has been camping in the Canadian wilderness and enjoying nature.
Yuzhe is a science student from Shanghai, China. When he came to UAlberta he was really excited about the beautiful campus - and he found out that winter was a lot more fun than he thought.
Meor Muhammad Hakeem Meor Hashim is an international engineering student from Malaysia. Recently he won a research prize through FURCA (Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) for his work on the environmental effects of oil in water.
Amee is an international student from Oregon, USA. She's on a 5-year rugby scholarship at UAlberta, where she's completing a BARST (Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism) degree.
Do you have a story, advice, or something else you'd like to share with your fellow international students? International Student Services is always looking for stories, and we'd be very excited to share yours.
Communications Coordinator - International Student Services