Global Engagement

The global community is a vital part of Medicine Hat College.  The college's international activity is guided by the philosophy that education and learning is greatly enhanced by an understanding of different cultures, languages and peoples. By incorporating a global focus in its programming, serving a diverse range of Canadian and international students, and providing opportunities for work and study abroad, the college aims to provide all learners with opportunities to develop the skills and attitudes required to function successfully in an interconnected global society, world, and economy.

International Education Week

Each November, Medicine Hat College celebrates International Education Week to highlight educational programs and activities with an international component. Events will include presentations on global topics, activities to highlight education abroad and an international education and culture showcase, as well as other activities through the week.

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Raising the Curtain

A city-wide event held in March of each year, Raising the Curtain celebrates Medicine Hat’s diversity. Join us at MHC for events and activities which highlight and embrace the College’s diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

International Education Ambassador Program

International Education Ambassadors volunteer with International Education and Diversity to support international education activities and programs, supporting and learning from international students at MHC and promoting cultural awareness and global experiences. The program is open to all MHC students. Contact goabroad@mhc.ab.ca or iss@mhc.ab.ca to apply.

Intercultural Development Inventory

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behaviour to cultural differences and commonalities. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad, and inter-ethnic relations within nations.

The IDI and accompanying intercultural development training in available to staff, faculty and students at MHC. Contact Hadija Drummond for more information.

Education Abroad

MHC has partnerships with more than twenty post-secondary institutions in nine countries. These partnerships provide opportunities for our students to study abroad as exchange students. Visit our Education Abroad page to learn about opportunities for MHC students with our international partners.

International Engagement Opportunities for Faculty

In many cases, MHC’s international partnerships, as well as providing education abroad opportunities for students, also provide opportunities for global engagement for faculty. If you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, contact Nicole at goabroad@mhc.ab.ca or Hadija at hdrummond@mhc.ab.ca or view International Education and Diversity’s source page for details of specific opportunities.