We are here to help you be successful in your studies at Waterloo!
Your peer leaders are upper-year Waterloo students who are trained to support your personal and academic success. They organize social activities, trips, and more.
They meet with you one-on-one to provide support with study strategies, time management, organizational skills, note taking, and life skills.
Your Student Experience team are available to help with any questions or concerns you have during your time in the BASE or iBASE program.
- Ryan Connell, Student Experience Manager
- Alex D'Alton, Student Experience Coordinator
- AJ Dixon, Student Advisor
Alex, Ryan, and AJ can help in similar ways as your Peer Leaders, in addition to any other challenges you have during your time at Waterloo.
Your BASE advisors
Your advisors are available to help you with any questions or concerns you have during your time in BASE.
Your instructors are knowledgeable and experienced language professionals dedicated to providing the best in Canadian academic preparation.
Your BASE 032 – Introduction to Skills & Strategies for University and BASE 042 – Enhanced Skills & Strategies for University instructors accompany you to your university credit course and help you understand the material. You will use this coursework in your BASE 032 or BASE 042 class.
Every week you will be able to meet individually with your instructors to discuss your courses and ask questions.
International student resources
Waterloo's Student Success Office offers many services to help you before (and after) you arrive in Canada. If you have questions about Study Permits; Canadian immigration status; medical, financial, and cultural concerns; and taxes; our international student advisors can assist you.