International Education

School Partnerships

School twinningSchool twinnings, or partnerships between Alberta schools and schools from abroad, can bring a truly international experience into the classroom. School partnerships enable students to interact directly with students from around the world through written letters, email, video conferencing and/or school trips.

Through these interactions students learn about the culture, educational system and lifestyle of the students in their partner school. They may also have the opportunity to practice their second language skills with native speakers or get a first hand account about the country that they are studying in school.

New Alberta Education's Guide to International School Partnerships can help interested schools locate partners and plan effective learning partnerships (also available en Français).  

Alberta Education is also willing to assist schools in locating a partner school.

  • Alberta schools may apply for an international partner using this application form.
  • Schools from other countries may apply for an Alberta partner using this application form.