girl standing on a mountain, looking at the water with her back to the camera

Vanessa travelled to New Zealand (Roys Peak, in the photo above), Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia during her exchange to Australia. Read more about Environment students' exchange experiences, below.

Internationalize your degree by going on exchange in your 3A, 3B or 4A term:

  • Build your network and make new friends from around the world.
  • Step outside your comfort zone to become more independent and self-aware.
  • Set yourself apart in your job hunt by becoming more adaptable and developing the skills employers are looking for.
  • Earn credit toward your degree at Waterloo while exploring another country/region.

If you’re planning to participate in an exchange or summer program, you will need to attend an information session before you can apply. Check the Student Success Office Go Abroad website for upcoming dates and times (found under the "Application steps: before match" tab).

Application deadlines:

  • Applications for fall 2019 and winter/spring 2020 are now closed.
  • Applications for fall 2020 and winter/spring 2021 will open October 1, 2019.
    • First round applications will be open from October 1, 2019 to November 1, 2019.
    • Second round applications will be open from January 14, 2020 to January 30, 2020.
    • Continuous round applications for winter/spring 2021 will be open from March 5, 2020 to August 1, 2020. 

Apply in the first round to be considered for the widest variety of schools.  Many schools are filled before second round.