International Students

Whether you’re already a student at Bow Valley or want to apply, we’ll be there to help you through the process.

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Our International Department works with a number of agents to support the recruitment of students for Bow Valley College.

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Bow Valley College international student

International Development

More than 50 years of technical and vocational experience and 30 years of international partnership collaboration - that's the kind of experience we have with successful overseas development and training projects. We focus on Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET), entrepreneurship and private sector development, and foundational learning, including literacy and workplace essential skills.

Projects and Partnerships

Bow Valley College and UNESCO-UNEVOC

The UNEVOC Network is an exclusive global platform for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with the aim to further cooperation between institutions worldwide. The UNEVOC Network, coordinated by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, is made up of UNEVOC Centres, which are established in TVET institutions and serve as focal points in the provision of services and platforms for international and regional cooperation in TVET. Bow Valley College is a UNEVOC centre.



Moving to Calgary

Find out what life is like in Calgary before you arrive. Learn about the weather and economy. Get information about activities and events like the Stampede, and more. Use our list of resources to help you get used to life in your new city.


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International Awards and Scholarships

The International Education Department offers a selection of 22 scholarships and awards focused on international learners. There are Entrance Scholarships for our new learners, Learner Pathway Awards for learners transitioning from one program to another, In-course Awards for current learners. Our awards celebrate learners who demonstrate strength in attributes of leadership, volunteerism, community involvement, peer support and academic excellence.

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From Calgary to Kenya: Skills that matter

What do Kenyan college students share with their counterparts here in Calgary?

Small, interactive, and engaging classes

Partnerships in

23 countries


international learners every year

Flexible course options and real work experience

Faculty & Staff
Director of International Education

Mark Butler

Mark is an international development leader with more than 15 years of extensive experience across diverse countries and regions.

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Mark Butler
Director of International Education

Mark Butler

Mark Butler is the director of Bow Valley College's International department. He is an international development leader with more than 15 years of experience across many diverse countries and regions including Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Mark runs a multi-faceted International Education department at Bow Valley College and on the international development portfolio, he oversees strategic and risk management, partnership development, project management, and contract development and negotiations.

Mark has developed and delivered many educational management and leadership projects, including programs and courses that have a participative and entrepreneurial leadership style. Combined with his academic background and industry engagement, his experience has allowed other local and international organizations to develop and grow their own senior management independent leadership styles. Mark has extensive international project management experience, specifically in Eastern Africa and the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) region (via Education for Employment programs and through Technical and Vocational Education and Training systems).

Mark holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (International) from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary with a focus on International and Marketing.

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International Viewbook

International Viewbook

Use this viewbook to find out listings for all of our full-time programs by area of study. You will find our career certificates and diplomas listed under Careers in Administration, Business, Health and Human Services/Justice.

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International Education Department

South Campus, Second Floor
345 - 6 Avenue SE

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