Creating a global intellectual hub

At the University of Calgary, students thrive in programs made rich by research and hands-on experience both here in Canada's most enterprising city and abroad.

A distinctive vision for internationalization

We're working to increase diversity and cross-cultural competencies within our campus communities, enhancing opportunities for international collaborations and partnerships in research and education, and leveraging our expertise to engage in international development.


Comprehensive internationalization strategy

Students from 160 countries study at UCalgary, a top university in Canada and the world

1200+ students

1,200+ students enjoy an international learning experience every year

490 international agreements

490 international agreements in dozens of countries around the world

18+ million dollars

Value of international projects led or supported by UCI

UCalgary International Initiatives

From Ghana to Calgary, Canada

David Achuroa’s research inspired by his childhood in Ghana

Born in a farming village in Ghana, with no electricity or health-care facilities, David was afflicted by polio at the age of two, a disease which left him crippled. In spite of numerous hardships, he graduated university and applied for a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to continue studies at UCalgary.

He not only survived, he thrived and is driven to go back and help his people. “I need to build myself up in a way that, one day, when I return home, I can do more to support those families and their children with disabilities,” he says. “This is what I want to accomplish in life. It means everything to me.”

UCalgary International wins CBIE Catalyst Award

University of Calgary International wins CBIE Catalyst Award

University of Calgary International won the Catalyst Award for the International Partnership Assessment Rating Index (IPARI) – a method to assess international partnerships, identify top partners in each country, develop strategic partnerships and decide whether to re-engage or eliminate stalled partnerships.

If you want to find our more watch the video featuring the IPARI project and team.

Undergrads discover limits of their endurance in Ghana Field School

Undergrads discover limits of their endurance in Ghana Field School

Juliana Lyon, a double major in Development Studies and Geography went on a group study program to Ghana to research environmental policies in developing countries.

She fretted about the unrelenting heat and food. Later she learned that her real tests would be those of an academic nature, doing field research in a developing country. Those challenges were often unexpected and they varied between each student. Among the group were developing studies, international relations, political science, economics, sociology, geography and anthropology majors.

Go ahead, start an international project

International services for students and faculty

University of Calgary International (UCI) facilitates and/or manages international agreements for student/staff exchange programs, internships, collaborative programs, collaborative research and exchange of publications.

We provide services related to the contracting, administration and financial design, implementation and management of international projects/programs.

The university hosts international delegations and government officials. We can help you develop campus itineraries, organize meetings and seminars, advising on all related cross-cultural matters.

Delegations and agreements for Asia Pacific for the Americas for Europe, Middle East and Africa 

Study abroad

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International development

Manager, International Development