Certificate in International Learning

Certificate in International Learning

A joint initiative of University of Alberta International and the Faculty of Arts.


UAlberta’s Certificate in International Learning is a brand new credential for undergraduate students with a big worldview.

It celebrates and recognizes the international achievements of UAlberta undergraduate students, whether it’s an intrepid telecommunications internship in India, field research excavations in Eastern Europe, community development in Tanzania, or—closer to home—living in the diversity of International House.

The CIL is a stand-out academic credential for students; a competitive international edge in an increasingly connected world.

Why enroll?

  • Get recognition for your international knowledge and skills
  • Expand your worldview and gain knowledge in global issues
  • Develop intercultural communication skills
  • Showcase your international and cross-cultural experiences
  • Stand out to employers and graduate schools

Who can participate?

Students studying full-time or part-time in any UAlberta undergraduate degree program, in any Faculty.

What's involved?

The CIL is an embedded certificate—that means students earn the designation while completing their undergraduate program in their respective faculties.

Certificate Requirements:

  1. 12 units of course weight from a list of designated courses with a global focus/international content.
  2. One intercultural experience from the following:
    • Study, work or volunteer experience abroad of at least six weeks; either UAlberta students going abroad or international students studying at UAlberta.
    • Internship, employment or volunteer experience with an agency in a cross-cultural environment (at least 100 hours).
    • Living and actively participating in International House for one academic year.
  3. Participation in two of the following:
    • Co-curricular activities with an international focus.
    • Second Language study at a university level (equivalent to 6 units of course weight) or other demonstrated ability in a foreign language.
    • Workshop or credit course in intercultural communications.
  4. A capstone project reflecting on the international/intercultural experiences and learning gained

How do I apply?

Students register online for the Certificate normally during the first two years of their degree.

  • Full-time students must register no later than September 30 of their 3rd year.
  • Part-time students may register only if they have completed 60 credits or less.

Registration deadlines have been adjusted for students graduating in the following years:

Anticipated convocation date  Deadline to register for the CIL 
Spring and Fall 2015  September 30, 2014 
Spring and Fall 2016  March 30, 2015

You must register for the CIL by these dates, to indicate your intention to complete requirements for the Certificate.

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Meeting the Requirements (enrolled students)

Learn how to meet each requirement of the CIL:

  1. 12 units of course weight from a list of designated courses with a global focus/international content.
  2. One intercultural experience from the following:
  3. Participation in two of the following:
  4. capstone project reflecting on the international/intercultural experiences and learning gained.

Contact

For further information contact Dr Tom Keating, Academic Director, tom.keating@ualberta.ca or Nancy Hannemann, Director, Global Education, nancy.hannemann@ualberta.ca.