International Education

We support International Students in achieving their dreams through academic and student-life experiences. Our dedicated and experienced instructors and staff help provide the skills you need to live, study, and work in Alberta. Study with students from 148 countries.

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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.

Prospective Learners Current Learners


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

Prospective Agents Authorized Agents

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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Study Abroad

Would you like to work or study abroad? International experience helps you stand out both professionally and personally. The International Education team is here to help you find that opportunity.


We also offer scholarships for our international opportunities.

Internships   Study Abroad


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.



Pre-arrival Resources

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.


Pre-arrival Resources
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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
Faculty & Staff
Director, International Education

Derek Lemieux

Derek Lemieux brings a diverse and collaborative background to the role of Director, International Education at Bow Valley College.

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Derek Lemieux
Director, International Education

Derek Lemieux

Derek Lemieux brings a diverse and collaborative background to the role of Director, International Education at Bow Valley College. Derek’s expertise in mentorship, academic advising, and cross-cultural competency have assisted in developing successful projects, teams, and relationships in his more than 10 years of experience with international teams. Derek has worked collaboratively with senior administrators at all levels to be responsive to opportunities and changing market demands by launching new products and services, providing mobility opportunities for learners and staff, managing international development projects, and supporting skilled interculturally competent graduates.  
Derek completed a Business Administration diploma at Algonquin College, a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Ottawa and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University. He is also TESOL certified and an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator.

Most recently, Derek served as the Director, International at Coast Mountain College in British Columbia where he built an international education department from the ground up. Additionally, he also served as a mentor for the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) where he mentored the 2018 BCCIE Rising Star in International Education award recipient after winning the same award in 2017.


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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.


International Education Department

North Campus, N333
345 - 6 Avenue SE

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