University of Calgary

University of Calgary is the place I chose to pursuit my studies abroad and I found it an amazing high level institution and, therefore, I would highly recommend it for people that are looking for some place to study in Alberta. Not only it is a new institution in Canada (under 50 years old), but it is now on the Top 10 list of the best 50 institutions under 50 years old around the world (QS Top 50 Under 50).

I have spent my time at UofC studying and working at both Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department. If you have a different program in mind, just browse UofC’s website for further information.

University of Calgary has got very interesting programs and I took part on some of them. First, there is a list of several clubs that you might want to join (Students’ Union Clubs). Also, there is the Student Success Centre, which provides further help to the students, regardless to their needs. They have several support plans for students dealing with difficulties in their courses and they also provide help for foreign students when dealing with English as a second language.

Finally, if you are an international student – like me – CISSA (Centre for International Students and Study Abroad) may be the first place to look at. They provide different events for international students and you should not lose the trips they arrange to the surrounding areas (Rocky Mountains, Edmonton and Drumheller).

A University of Calgary é o local no qual eu escolhi para fazer meu curso no exterior e certamente recomendo esta ótima instituição a qualquer um que se interesse em fazer um curso superior em Alberta. Apesar de ser uma nova universidade no Canadá, com menos de 50 anos, ela chegou à lista das Top 10 dentre as 50 melhores universidades do mundo abaixo de 50 anos (QS Top 50 Under 50).

Durante o ano que passei em Calgary, eu estudei e trabalhei em dois departamentos: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação) e Computer Science Department(Ciência da Computação). Se você procura um outro programa, dê uma olhada no site da UofC.

A University of Calgary tem diversos programas interessantes, dos quais participei de vários. Primeiramente, você pode se interessar por alguns dos clubes oferecidos por estudantes (Students’ Union Clubs). Além disso, o Student Success Centre provê diversos tipos de ajuda aos alunos, sejam aqueles com dificuldades em algum curso do seu programa ou aqueles alunos internacionais que estão tendo necessitando de ajuda com o Inglês, já que se trata de um idioma diferente de sua língua materna.

Finalmente, se você se encaixa neste quadro de alunos internacionais – como eu – talvez o CISSA (Centre for International Students and Study Abroad) seja o local para se informar primeiro. Eles promovem vários eventos para os alunos e as viagens organizadas para as regiões próximas de Calgary (Rocky Mountains, Edmonton and Drumheller) são imperdíveis..


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