Global Indigenous Skills: Ways of Knowing, Ways of Doing, Ways of Connecting, Ways of Being

University of Calgary is investing in global skills for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, cultivating leadership, identity awareness and global networks related to Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, connecting and being. The project leverages Canada’s only International Indigenous Studies program, UCalgary Writing Symbols Lodge’s Youth Leadership programming and the ii’taa’poh’to’p Strategic Plan. Partnering with University of […]

Go Global! Removing barriers and providing wrap-around support for student-initiated opportunities

The project aims to provide opportunities outside the standard semester exchange programs. By using existing curricula and more than 50 international partners to leverage their knowledge base, the University of Lethbridge is creating new programming to encourage all students that student-initiated opportunities are possible and can be created specifically to meet their needs. Activities will […]

Abroad Together: Advancing UN SDGs through international experience.

International learning provides a valuable opportunity for students to learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, contextualize them as shared global challenges and appreciate the creative approaches communities in different countries are taking to address these challenges. Students return with new ideas that can be implemented locally or with increased commitment to engage in these […]

Global WorkAbilities: Gaining intercultural work competencies across disability barriers

Work abroad, especially for undergraduate, non-research, have historically been limited in opportunities and financial accessibility. The global networks needed are expensive and the resources at institutions are less established. For students with disabilities, these programs are specifically difficult to access because of added barriers to workplace accommodation and competing disability policies. This program provides high-quality, […]

International Experiences for Portage College Students

Portage College is a rural Alberta college with greater than 45% Indigenous students. Large steps have been taken in 2020-2021 to develop an International Strategy, that will include virtual and physical international experiences and will be approved by our BOG. Portage was successful in acquiring the Outbound Mobility Grant and this funding was used to […]

RDC Abroad – Experiential Learning in International Settings

This project will create opportunities for Red Deer Polytechnic learners within the Practical Nursing Diploma and the Bachelor of Sciences, Biology programs to engage in transformative experiential learning in international settings. Through these outbound experiences, participants will develop a sense of global citizenship, social responsibility, and intercultural competence. In the Practical Nursing program, participants will […]

Global Thinking, Global Access 2021-2025: Study Abroad Equity Program

Global Thinking, Global Access is a transformational four-year project providing underserved students with the financial and institutional supports to participate in global learning opportunities. The program builds on existing programing and international partnerships to: Increase access and participation in program-specific study tours, semester exchanges and international internships by removing financial barriers. Develop dedicated resources supporting […]

Widening Access to Global Education through Inclusive Outbound Student Mobility

Access to outbound mobility opportunities is integral in strengthening global competencies, as well as enriching Canada’s economy. However, COVID-19 epitomized a disruption to such opportunities as degree programs and outbound student mobility initiatives have traversed online and been suspended respectively. Keyano College believes this provided us with a unique opportunity. Advancing the work done for […]

Sustainability and Biculturalism in New Zealand

This project supports 24 students from MHC to join Otago Polytechnic’s Summer Studies in New Zealand program, with priority to Indigenous students. Students will explore the culture of the Kai Tahu, a Maori tribe and the first people of New Zealand to expand their intercultural awareness, and gain awareness and skills in environmental preservation through […]