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Celebrating a commitment to the local and global community

As centres of knowledge and innovation, universities have a major role to play in developing solutions to global issues. Therefore the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an important aspect of the work we do at UAI and why we are so proud of the University’s THE Impact Ranking for 2023.

University of Alberta International (UAI)

Expanding horizons for a better world.

UAI supports the development and delivery of impactful international experiences, partnerships and opportunities that foster global citizenship for students, faculty and staff.

As a central service unit,  UAI encourages and facilitates connections for all members of the U of A community to engage on a global scale.

Working together with partners around the world, UAI supports the creation of an internationally vibrant learning and research environment.

Learn about our vision, mission, and services

International News

Areas of Work

Global Engagement


International RelationsUAI can assist you with international agreements through partnership, funding, and academic mobility opportunities.

International Projects: Learn how U of A en gages globally by offering training and expertise with international partners through short courses and projects.

Global Learning


Global EducationEngage with important global issues and opportunities to develop global citizenship, including International Week and the Certificate in International Learning.

Education Abroad: Discover U of A Go Abroad programs and funding opportunities that connect students with the world through study and internship placements.

International Student & Visitor Services


International Student & Visitor Services provide programs and activities that support the success of international students in accomplishing academic and personal goals.

International Service Centre offers drop-in advising for international students and advising appointments for Study Abroad.

Study Here


Visiting Student and Internship Programs

Explore programs that allow students from abroad to come to U of A for a short-term cohort program, a research internship program, or to study for a term or year.

Visiting Student and Internship Programs


Exchange Programs

Each year, the U of A welcomes more than 200 exchange students from around the world. Often, students can take undergraduate or graduate coursework, which can be transferred back to their degree at their home institution.

Exchange Programs


Sponsored Student Program

U of A International can assist sponsoring organizations and their students with guidance through application and admission processes and through to graduation.

Sponsored Student Program

Contact U of A International

UAI offers its support for building international activities across all of U of A campuses.

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UAI Staff Intranet

The staff intranet helps UAI staff with questions about the unit and provides links to workplace resources.

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