COVID-19 Updates

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The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is not available for visitors. At this time, we are providing support in a virtual format. Read more about how to connect with ELI online.

For the Summer 2021 term, Intensive English For Academic Success (iEFAS) and Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) will be offered online

Leadership Opportunities

Student volunteersThere are many ways for students to get involved in the Renison community to develop their language and leadership skills. We are pleased to provide opportunities for both students studying in our language programs, as well as University of Waterloo students interested in developing their intercultural skills. 

Volunteer Opportunities for ELI Students

Do you study in our English language programs? These opportunities are for you!  Build Canadian volunteer experience for your resume and improve your language skills at the same time.  

Volunteer Opportunities for Waterloo Students

Our volunteer opportunities are a great way to build your peer mentorship skills while helping our students develop their language skills and meet other students studying at the University of Waterloo. You can choose to attend our events, help with our student volunteer committees,  attend classes alongside our students, or meet one-on-one with our students to help them practice their skills. We have many different opportunities available throughout the year. 

Paid Leadership Opportunities for Waterloo Students

Our paid leadership opportunities are perfect for students international or cross-cultural experience, and/or additional language competencies. This position is ideal for students with a strong knowledge of campus services and resources, student leadership experience, and a good understanding of the international student experience.

Our Peer Leaders must exhibit strong mentorship skills and facilitation experience. They must have a desire and passion for helping international students and English Language Learners, and must have working knowledge of the needs of these students. They must be positive role models both personally and academically, and exhibit awareness and knowledge of strategies for academic and personal success. They must be in good academic standing.


"When I studied in the BASE program, I volunteered as a BASE Rep. Volunteering in BASE helped me to gain confidence in my English speaking skills and to know the resources available for students on campus. After I graduated BASE, I became an English For Success (EFS) Peer Leader. This student leadership opportunity introduced me to new ways to develop interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as cross-cultural experience."

- Ceci Tacuri Siguenza
Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) Graduate