Certificate in International Learning

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

UAlberta’s Certificate in International Learning is an embedded certificate program 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.

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Why enroll?

  • Get recognized 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 is eligible?

  • Undergraduate students studying in any UAlberta degree program, in any Faculty.
  • Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.
  • Exchange students or students studying temporarily at UAlberta are not eligible.

How to enroll?

Students are encouraged to enroll in the Certificate during their first 2 years of study -- even if requirements have not yet been completed. The following deadlines must be met: 

Course work finished by:

Convocation date:

Enroll by:

April 30, 2018

June 2018

March 30, 2017

August 30, 2018

November 2018

March 30, 2017

April 30, 2019

June 2019

March 30, 2018

August 30, 2019

November 2019

March 30, 2018

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Students are strongly encouraged to enroll by the above dates, but no later than end of the first month of their last academic year. (i.e. end of Sept 2017 if graduating Spring 2017)


Studying abroad, living in I-House or volunteering with a cross cultural organization—there are many ways to earn the CIL.

Full details...

Earn CIL credit during
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For further information contact a CIL advisor: cil@ualberta.ca or schedule an appointment to meet with the CIL Academic Director, Prof. Odile Cisneros