Student development

Alberta Bible College is committed to the holistic support and development of its international students, each of whom has unique needs and contributions to make to our multi-cultural learning community.

The following services are available to incoming international students:

Spiritual Formation

  • Regular chapel gatherings for worship and encouragement
  • Access to spiritual care from ABC’s Chaplain
  • Assistance in getting engaged in a local community of worship

physical well-being

  • Assistance in finding suitable housing in Calgary
  • Coaching in applying for Alberta Health Care coverage
  • Information regarding local medical services
  • On-campus gymnasium and fitness centre for student use

Intellectual Growth

  • Academic advising from the Registrar and/or Academic Dean to chart a course of study that meets the student’s personal goals
  • Orientation to ABC’s academic philosophy, core values, and policies/procedures
  • Nurturing relationships with classroom instructors and peers in a learning environment featuring small class sizes
  • Ongoing research support offered through the Library
  • Support on assignments from an academic coach

Emotional Health

  • Access to faculty and staff who are available for students who want to talk about life
  • Information regarding, and referrals to, resources including psychologists and counsellors, as well as to immigrant and legal support services

Social Connection

  • Introduction to ABC student life during new student orientation events
  • Orientation to living in Calgary as needed (e.g., transit system, food purchasing, 9-1-1 emergency services)
  • Complimentary Community Lunches (College program)
  • Weekly refreshments and social connection opportunities at break time (PACE)
  • Ongoing student activities on and off campus