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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to apply.
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.
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.
Open to students enrolled in a program of study at MHC, the Global and Intercultural Studies certificate program recognizes the global and intercultural awareness, knowledge and understanding acquired through targeted coursework and educational experiences at MHC. This embedded certificate if intended to be completed in conjunction with other coursework at MHC.
Global and intercultural studies include:
Program and graduation requirements:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. See MHC's academic calendar for full program description and requirements.
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 email@example.com or Hadija at firstname.lastname@example.org or view International Education and Diversity’s source page for details of specific opportunities.
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