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1 International at MacEwan Gateway to the Alberta Advantage

2 ALBERTA’S NEWEST UNIVERSITY "Photo courtesy of Lindsay Chambers, Intercamp."

3 Why Alberta? Economic leader of Canada Low cost of living No provincial sales tax Diverse, natural beauty High quality, government funded education Free health care

4 Why Edmonton? “Smart” city (highest level of research being conducted in biometrics and nanotechnology, availability of access to post secondary education) Safe living environment Multicultural

5 Why study at MacEwan? Affordable, high quality education Partner with University of Alberta Graduates recognized world-wide Safe multicultural environment

6 Why study at MacEwan? Comfortable, new residence Small classes Quality faculty; available to students Academic advising for all students Student support (Library & Student Resource Centre)

7 Students at MacEwan 12,000 full time students Approximately 800 international students 74 countries represented (2010)

8 Academic Programs at MacEwan Bachelor’s Degrees (6 to choose from) University Transfer Programs (collaborative partner with University of Alberta) Applied Bachelor’s Degrees (includes a practicum work experience) Diplomas and Certificates (over 50 to choose from)

9 Bachelor Degrees (4 years) Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology) Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Bachelor of Commerce (Business) (International Business, Supply Chain Management, Management, and Accounting) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor of Science (incl. Biology, Computing Science, Math) Bachelor of Music (in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music)

10 University Transfer Programs (1-2 years) Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Science in Engineering

11 Applied Degrees (4 years) Bachelor of Applied Business Administration – Accounting Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing Bachelor of Applied Human Resource Management

12 Diplomas / Certificates (1- 3 years) Business - Accounting, Management, Insurance, Human Resource Management, etc. The Arts - Fine Art, Theatre Arts, Design Studies, etc. Health and Community Studies - Social Work, Therapist Assistant, Psychiatric Nursing, Police Studies, etc.

13 Other Programs at MacEwan MacEwan University Studies International (USI) bridging program A unique program designed for international students who do not qualify directly to a program because of English language requirements or missing high school requirements

14 Cost – Academic Year - MacEwan $25,000 is an approximate average (tuition and living expenses) for 1 academic year (ESL studies are less) International tuition at MacEwan is based on credits Comparatively low cost education with excellent value

15 Living MacEwan’s new residence Single, double, and quad suites ( 2010/11 rates $5,848 CAD for two bedroom suite) Off-campus housing Homestay Apartments

16 Can Students Work and Study? International students can work part-time on campus (20 hours or less) Off-campus work is now possible for international program students; however, students need to have studied for 6 months prior to attaining employment

17 Can Students Work in Canada after Program Completion? Work for up to 3 years following graduation (depends on the length of their program) Work in Canada is not GURANTEED Alberta still has a very strong economy (oil and gas)

18 Services for International Students Orientation programs for new students Workshops and seminars Social events International student club ISPP

19 Services for International Students International student counselors are available to discuss career and educational plans, immigration status and issues related to cultural adaptation Assistance with Citizenship and Immigration Canada applications for study permit and off- campus, co-op, and post-graduation work permits

20 MacEwan Campuses City Centre Campus

21 MacEwan Campuses Alberta College Campus

22 MacEwan Campuses MacEwan South Campus

23 MacEwan Campuses Centre for the Arts Campus

24 We invite you to choose MacEwan … or e-mail us at

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