Partnerships with institutions of higher education in other countries of the world and with local multicultural community organizations create opportunities for Mount Royal University students to add value to their post-secondary education. They may participate in learning experiences such as exchanges, virtual learning experiences, Directed Field Studies, internships, study tours, mentorship, volunteer experiences and practica. Active partnerships also increase the opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators to enrich the workplace experience through the professional development and renewal afforded by participating in exchange placements, visiting professorships (actual and virtual), consultancies, project work, customized training and joint research.
On a reciprocal basis, the Mount Royal community benefits from the perspective and experience of students, staff, faculty and administrators from partner institutions who take part in similar activities here.
The development of formal partnership agreements with educational institutions in other countries allows Mount Royal to negotiate favorable conditions through agreements on tuition waivers and in-kind contributions. This strategy also protects the institution, to the best of its ability, from major risk and liability issues. Mount Royal will sign partnership agreements only where it is assessed that there is a fit with the mission, values, programming base and strategic directions of the partner institution and a strong indication that the partnership will be active. Mount Royal has established an Internationalization Incentive Fund which is available to support the development of partnerships, as needed.