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 are now closed.
  • Apllications for winter/spring 2021 are open:
    • First-round applications - The Best chance of getting your first choice is now closed (Oct 1 to Nov 1, 2019).
    • Second-round applications - is now closed (January 14 to January 30, 2020).
    • Continuous-round applications - Open from March 5 to August 1, 2020 for winter/spring 2021. Log into Waterloo Passport  for a new list of schools with available exchange spots.