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 or 3B term (or 4A for Planning students):

  • 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 towards your degree at Waterloo while exploring another country/region.

When should you apply?

If you want to go on exchange in:

  • Fall 2021 - applications are closed
  • Winter 2022 or Spring 2022 - apply by July 21, 2021
  • Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 - applications will open October 1, 2021 
  • Fall 2023, Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 - applications will open October 1, 2022

To access the exchange application, you will first need to attend an information session

Information sessions for the 2021-2022 cycle (W22 and S22) are still being offered. If you are planning to apply for an exchange in Fall 2022, Winter 2023 or Spring 2023, check the Sudent Success Office's Go Abroad site in August for the info sessions for that exchange cycle.