Fostering sustainability

Meet Rasha, an International Development student who took her passion well beyond the borders of Waterloo to Vietnam, where she used her knowledge to help sustainable projects in the community.

Your degree. Your dream. Your world.

Rasha spent her 8-month exchange in Rasha talks to local students in HanoiHanoi, Vietnam working to increase sustainability by educating local residents on buying sustainable products.

Rasha took the opportunity to immerse herself in a new culture and found that she was able to relate to the community on a deeper level.

The whole experience helped Rasha develop a further respect for her degree and her future career.

Read more about Rasha’s term in Hanoi, along with other stories from students in Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment.

International opportunities

As a student at Waterloo, you'll have the opportunity to continue your learning abroad. Take advantage of the resources and opportunities designed to help you graduate with international experience, such as the Global Experience Certificate and international co-op work terms.

International Development at Waterloo

The International Development program equips students with skills to become catalysts for change in marginalized areas all over the world.

Not only are these skills taught but they are also applied during the 8-month overseas exchange that all students in this program participate in. The exchange allows for learning and engagement that can only be learned outside of the classroom confines.

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