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 for an exchange in Fall 2021, Winter 2022 or Spring 2022:

  • First-round applications - CLOSED November 1, 2020
  • Second-round applications - January 12 to January 26, 2021
  • Continuous-round applications - March 4 to July 21, 2021