December International Student Stay Program nearly triples enrolment

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Article originally posted on the Daily Bulletin on December 19, 2019 by Housing and Residences

Two students load suitcases into the trunk of a car

After much success with our pilot December International Student Stay Program last year, we once again will keep our doors open this winter break. The program, open to international students on a study permit and living in Waterloo Residences or any University College residence, will allow us to continue to support the needs of our growing international student population. 

The interest from students this year has been overwhelming - there are 112 students confirmed to join us compared to 41 students last year. Students participating can look forward to both formal and informal programming, activities and day trips. The program will be housed in UW Place – Wellesley Court, which is made up of single rooms in three or four bedroom suites. Further, in order to gain feedback for future improvements, a survey will be sent to all participants in the New Year with results shared widely. 

While many areas across campus are working toward the winter break, Housing & Residences continues to gear up for a successful lockdown while simultaneously welcoming these students into a new home for the holiday season. This program takes outstanding dedication and coordination and we are proud to host this program yet again.

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