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International Affairs

As articulated in the Strategic Plan Extension 2021-2023, Algoma seeks to promote a culture of internationalization in its academic programs and co-curricular activities. Specifically, the plan seeks to:

  • Position Algoma University as a globally-engaged university
  • Enhance resources that support international student success
  • Increase meaningful mobility opportunities for students, faculty and staff

Dawn White
Director, International Affairs
(705) 949-2301 ext 4372
[email protected]

The International Affairs Office is responsible for the development and coordination of the internationalization strategy. The strategy has four key pillars:

  • International research and innovation/partnerships
  • Mobility
  • Internationalization at home
  • International experiential learning and entrepreneurship

International Affairs works towards these pillars by collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on a variety of initiatives. These include exploring and facilitating international institutional partnerships, advising and assisting Algoma staff and faculty with international activities, as well as creating and collaborating on international mobility opportunities for staff, faculty, and students.

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Study Abroad

The Study Abroad program offers more than just a unique classroom experience.

While being immersed in a new culture and language, students are opened up to the new perspectives and ideas of the host institution and country. Students also have the opportunity to to learn in diverse contexts and educational systems, while being exposed to differing worldviews.

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Internship Abroad

Internship courses are designed to help students connect their academic studies with hands-on experience.

Students gain invaluable experiences by applying academic knowledge and critical thinking skills in a work environment and receive academic credit upon completion. Domestic internships are also available.

International Partner Institutions

Algoma U prides itself in offering an internationally recognized education.

Students from around the world study at Algoma U, and Algoma U students have the option to complete part of their studies at a university in another country.

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Virtual Exchange

Collaborative Online International Learning Virtual Exchange (COIL-VE) is one specific pedagogy within the umbrella of virtual exchange.

Using technology, COIL-VE fosters meaningful exchanges between university faculty and students with peers in geographically distant locations and from different lingua-cultural backgrounds. Courses are team-taught by educators who remotely collaborate to develop a shared syllabus emphasizing collaborative student-centred learning.

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Global Learning Leadership Skills Development Program (GLLSDP)

GLLSDP is Algoma University’s new outbound mobility program that provides a unique blend of co-curricular and/or curricular experiential learning with international experience for students funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and Algoma University.

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Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

SDSN Canada serves as the Canadian branch of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network – a global network with over 1,300 participating institutions to work together to support action-oriented research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Cultural Safety Learning Program

This is a free facilitated online learning program for Algoma University community members who would like to increase their intercultural understanding, communication skills and cultural safety, incorporating self-awareness and reflecting upon [people’s] own cultural biases. This program has been co-developed by the Algoma University EDI Committee, and the Department of Experiential Learning and International Affairs who have adapted an existing, proven curriculum successfully used in the higher education environment.

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Safety Abroad

Algoma University Experiential Learning and International Affairs Department provides a pre-departure session and supports AlgomaU community who are scheduled to participate in global learning programs (exchange, internships, research and short-term programs). All students, faculty and staff who are accepted to go on a AlgomaU Exchange/Summer Abroad/Internship Abroad are required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Session.

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Meet our Team

Our team is dedicated to promoting a culture of internationalization in its academic programs and co-curricular activities.