We hope you're enjoying your classes and life in Calgary. To make the most out of your experience, think about getting involved in campus life by:
- volunteering with the Students' Association
- volunteering with the Student Ambassador program
- attending social events
Do you have any ideas about how we can make your college life better? Do you want to share your stories? Let us know!
Bow Valley College believes in the value of international opportunities for students. The International Education Office offers exchange and internships options when possible. The majority of our internships have been connected to our international development projects and in collaboration with our partners overseas. Our office also provides guidance for students seeking to create their own international experience.
Student life at Bow Valley College
Activities for international students
Getting you work-ready is one of our main goals at Bow Valley College. But we also want you to have fun in your new home. The International Students Club organizes new activities every term. They can include kayaking, bowling, pub nights, and karaoke. We even do day trips to Banff, Drumheller, and other places in Alberta. Follow us on Facebook and check your MyBVC email for updates.
International Students Club
Join the International Students Club for a chance to:
- apply for awards and scholarships.
- get stronger leadership skills.
- get a richer multicultural experience.
- help the school's community.
- practice your networking skills.
- plan social events.
- learn about the Canadian workplace and get references for future job applications.
- help other international students adjust to life in Calgary and college.
- have fun!
To join the International Students Club, you must be:
- an international student (temporary resident).
- in a full-time program at Bow Valley College (International ELL, certificate or diploma program).
Want to help? Apply now!
The International Students Club is always looking for new executive members. The executive team plans and organizes activities. They also ensure the active status of the club. You'll have a chance to to bring forward your ideas and make them happen. The end goal is to help integrate international students into the community. Why?
As an executive member, you will:
- improve your leadership skills
- get volunteer experience
- expand your social network
- build your resume
How to apply
Fill out the application form and email the International Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org. A committee reviews all applications. If yours gets approved, we'll contact you at your MyBVC email account.
If you're an international student, you might be able to apply for additional awards.
Get help with your academic and immigration related questions. Our International Student Advisors (ISA) are here to support current students and alumni.
If you're an international student, you may need documents from the college. Find out how to get them here.
Do you want to study or work abroad? Find out if you qualify for one of our International Mobility Awards.