Often times as an international student it’s hard to get a good idea of what a prospective university campus will be like if you cannot fly over and see it yourself. A university website page can only give you so much information and if you don’t know anyone who studies at UAlberta you might not even have a true student’s perspective to rely on. Here at the international office we have created a list of three ways you can get the know UAlberta better virtually, and all without the need of your passport!
UofA Insideout Blog:
This is the most obvious of suggestions, and if you are reading this blog post than you already know that this un-official UAlberta blog offers an insider perspective into what to expect at UAlberta. From the “A Day in the Life Blogs” section, which feature UAlberta students taking you through a typical day in their life at UAlberta, to our blog post that range in topics from “Favorite Cafes around the UAlberta Campus”, to “Study abroad opportunities at UAlberta”, to blog post that feature different festivals that take place in Edmonton. There is a lot of reading material to explore here that will get you on the right track, and help you feel like a UAlberta student even before your plane lands in Edmonton!
Facebook, Google +, Flickr, Twitter and more!
Many UAlberta departments and faculties have their own facebook, twitter, and even flickr accounts you can follow online to ensure you are always up to date on what is happening on the UAlberta campus. Some of our favourite to follow are of course the official UAlberta International facebook page, our twitter page, the UAlberta International Google + page, and the “Pictures from the University of Alberta Campus” flickr page. Check out our “Social Networks” page to explore more UAlberta online!
UAlberta Student Newspaper’s
Student newspapers are one of the best ways to get a good idea of what campus life is like at UAlberta. From unofficial orientation features to articles that feature the student union executives, reading student newspapers online will make you feel like a UAlberta student even before you get here. The two newspapers you should follow are The Gateway, which is the official UAlberta student newspaper, and The Wanderer, an unofficial mishmash of UAlberta campus news by various students.