International Student Services (ISS)

Student Stories

FGSR TA Award Recipients Q and As

International graduate student recipients of the 2020 FGSR Teaching Assistant Award, answer questions about their decision to pursue their field of study and their UAlberta experience.

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How to Dress for Canadian Winters

Learn how to protect yourself against Canadian winters. Get tips on how to layer and protect yourself from frostbite. 

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From Coahuila to Edmonton: Artist Sergio Serrano's career takes shape.

In 2003, Serrano left Coahuila, in northern Mexico, and arrived in Edmonton.

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Beyond UAlberta Academics

International Student Specialist Caroline Lawson talks about the ISS programs available to make sure UAlberta International Students succeed.

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Exchange Student's Impressions of Canada

Read what some exchange students from all over the world have to say about their first impressions of Canada and the University of Alberta.

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Surviving the Winter by Staying Active

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.

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Hear Emmanuel's Story

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.

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Yuzhe Bao, from Shanghai

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.

Meet Yuzhe

FURCA Opens Doors

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.

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Meet Amee from Oregon, USA

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.

See Amee's Story