International Education in the Faculty of Health & Community Studies
The Faculty of Health and Community Studies values international and intercultural learning and scholarship opportunities which aligns with our commitment to inspire students to make a difference in the well-being of individuals, families and communities globally.
The Faculty offers many long-standing international education initiatives to achieve the purpose of globalizing the curricula of H&CS programs.
The following is an example of the impact of International experiences on the lives of our students.
Opportunities for students include international clinical, practica and work placement experiences; study tours; field schools, and local volunteer programs; and semester or year-long exchanges at partner institutions and employment in international programs delivered on campus. Likewise, students and faculty are involved in international research & scholarship projects to develop new knowledge and bring that new knowledge back to the classroom. At the heart of the Faculty is an earnest desire to develop more opportunities for students and faculty to engage in service learning opportunities locally, provincially, and beyond. In the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan of the Faculty, there are key international goals and objectives that are articulated. Among them, the following are highlighted as important in moving international opportunities and experiences forward in the coming years:
- Strengthen and expand programming to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
- Explore the feasibility of expanding bridging programs to more internationally prepared professions.
- Increase international research, scholarship and service learning opportunities.
- Identify and initiate new local, provincial, national and international partnerships.
Please take a few moments to visit links hosted on this webpage (see license plates on the right hand side of the page) as they relate to international initiatives at Mount Royal and within the Faculty of Health & Community Studies.
Contact Vince Salyers, Associate Dean, for additional information about international education initiatives in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies.