Study abroad student sitting on rock in canyon

With its permanent sunshine, unique wildlife, and laid-back lifestyle, Australia had always been at the top of Cyanne's travel bucket list. When she learned she could do an academic exchange as part of her degree, Cyanne jumped at the chance to study in the land down under.

Going abroad can add value to your degree, help you learn a new language, develop skills, make new friends, and expand your world view. 

Extend your experience beyond the classroom with 100+ host schools around the world to choose from. Unlike exchanges you might be familiar with in high school, you aren't paired with a student who then comes to visit you in Canada. You can spend one or two terms on exchange or studying abroad – even if you’re in co-op!

Visit the Student Success Office website to learn about different ways of studying abroad. For an exchange program, you pay your tuition to Waterloo. For a study abroad program, you'd pay your tuition to the host university instead of Waterloo.

View exchange programs

If you're not sure which faculty offers your program of interest, you'll need to know that first. If you're interested in a particular country, you can select that in the "Destination" option.

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Other international opportunities

  • Choose a Waterloo program with an international perspective.
  • Gain international work experience by completing a co-op work term in another country.