uAlberta launches new virtual open house for international students

December 2, 2013

The University of Alberta is launching a new online international recruitment initiative to connect with potential foreign students. On December 3, the university is hosting a virtual open house “where prospective international students can connect with faculty advisors, housing representatives, international recruiters, and current students through live web presentations with Q&A, text chats, videos, and more.” Registration to the open house is free, and it will be held in 2 sessions to accommodate different time zones. This year, uAlberta also launched its Virtual Tour, which gives students a sense of the “look and feel” of campus from their computer or mobile device. “We hear from many prospective students that they find it a challenge to ‘picture themselves’ at uAlberta because they have never been to Canada,” says Vice-Provost and AVP International Britta Baron. uAlberta News Release | Registration Page | Virtual Tour