International exchange

Cyanne swimming with a shark while on exchange in Australia.

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Expand your world on an international exchange

Students in the Faculty of Health are encouraged to participate in an international exchange. You can spend either one or two terms studying aboard. Courses taken while on exchange may be credited towards your University of Waterloo (UW) degree. Therefore, you can complete degree requirements while getting an experience of a lifetime!

Faculty of Health students have access to more than 100 student exchange agreements.

By participating in an international exchange you have the opportunity to:

  • learn about a different culture by experiencing it firsthand;
  • learn to become independent, flexible, and confident;
  • make friends with people from different cultural and social backgrounds;
  • study courses within a different culture while obtaining credit toward your UW degree.

Want to find out more about international exchanges? Check out the Go Abroad Exchange Live Chat on Thursday September 24 at 1 pm. Returned exchange students will share their experiences and answer questions.  The live chat will be made available online after the event.