International Summer School Program kicks off for the fourth year in a row

    Over 60 international students and administrators are set to enjoy specialized programming for July and August

    By Nicole Graham on July 16, 2018

    The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation is excited to host two groups from three different international institutions for the 2018 International Summer School Program (ISSP). Hosted by the Faculty’s International and Community Education team, ISSP is catered to international university students to introduce them to Canadian perspectives on sport, recreation, leisure and health.

    The first group comprises 35 students and administrators from the Nanjing Sport Institute, with the second group being a blend of 33 students and administrators from Beijing Sport Institute and Shanghai International Studies University. Each group will spend three weeks experiencing the Faculty, the University of Alberta, Edmonton and Alberta from a sport, recreation, leisure and health context.

    “During the course of the three weeks, each group will participate in a carefully planned program that provides students with a unique experience and the opportunity to consider different perspectives, academically and culturally,” says Christine Ma, Assistant Dean, International and Community Education. “Through lectures hosted by Faculty members and graduate students; activities planned and executed by Campus & Community Recreation; and trips to Edmonton recreational locations and Alberta landmarks such as the Rocky Mountains, we hope to deliver not only a uniquely Canadian experience, but an experience that showcases the incredible and diverse aspects of both the academic and service offerings of our Faculty.”

    Nanjing Sport Institute visit: July 17 to August 10
    Beijing Sport Institute and Shanghai International Studies University visit: July 23 to August 17

    This year marks the fourth year of ISSP. To-date, the program has hosted over 150 international students predominantly from Chinese universities. ISSP is organized and executed by a team of seven including Faculty staff and summer student-employees.

    2018 International Summer School Program team