Arts students are encouraged to consider spending one or two terms studying in a foreign country. The courses you take can be credited towards your Waterloo degree. The educational, linguistic, and cultural benefits of participating in an exchange program are significant. You’ll also get the opportunity to be an "ambassador" for Waterloo and your country in diverse parts of the world.
While you normally go on exchange in your third year, you need to begin preparing for this experience as soon as you arrive at Waterloo.
Speak to your academic advisor about creating your academic plan beginning in first year. Consider taking appropriate language and culture courses if you're interested in an exchange to a non-English-speaking country.
Waterloo Arts offers the second largest range of language studies available at an Ontario university. Check the Undergraduate Calendar and you’ll find what you’re looking for:
Plan your exchange today
Visit the other pages on our website for important information that will help you plan your international adventure:
- Choose your destination
- Costs of an exchange and financial aid
- Application process
- Choosing courses abroad
- Other students' exchange stories
- Common questions about exchange
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