GLIDe Program

Glide program at UAlberta

In a highly complex environment,

With support and guidance,

Learn on purpose.

Practice, reflect,

Get better at managing and leading yourself & others



Make the most of your I-House experience; be recognized for your learning and leadership.

How to GLIDe?

  1. Get involved by participating in:
    • Events run by the I-House Community Council,

    • GLIDe events: Global Tea, Global Rhythm, GLIDe Intensive Training

    • Meetings: Floor, IHCC, FT, Management Team, IHAAA, I-House Leadership Retreat

    • Events advertised in the Global Education newsletter: Reading Your World

    • Coordinating or presenting at events

  2. Complete a GLIDe Reflection for each experience.
  3. Write a short article (150 words) and submit a photo (optional) for the online GLIDe Community of Practice, due on the day of the annual La Grande Finale event in March.
  4. Receive a Letter of Recognition documenting the level, degree, and focus of your annual engagement. Build your portfolio, earn professional development hours as a graduate student, and/or get intercultural learning experiences for your undergraduate Certificate in International Learning!

Who is eligible?

  • Residents of International House

  • Involved alumni & friends of I-House: contact

  • All levels of University study, from undergraduate to PhD



The general program is free for I-House residents; fees may apply for different elements of engagement like assessment tools or intensive training workshops.


Theory & Practice

  • Multicultural community building & inclusive leadership

  • Intercultural sensitivity & effectiveness

  • Global citizenship awareness & action


Assessment Tools Available for GLIDe Participants





Basic Level

Global learning events


Social Events

Intermediate I

GLIDe Intensive Training

Assessment Tools


Social Events

Intermediate II

I-House Leadership Retreat

Assessment Tools

Formal leadership role at I-House


Personal Development Plan


Formal leadership role at I-House