Posts for International

A collection of stories and tips from current residents.

First Year Residence Application De-mystified!

Michelle

So, you want to go to Waterloo. While your mind may be focused on the AIF, don’t forget that once you get in, you’ll have to apply for residence!

#RezRelationships and #RezRomance in February

Darsh and friends

Hey guys, Darsh here. Moving into a new city is always tough, but as it is the month of “love” I wanted to talk about a few loves in my life. My life is really centered around my friends and they are the people who keep me grounded and sane living away from home.

Who ya gonna call?

Housing advisors discuss living options

Hey guys, it's Darsh! Happy new year!

I don't know about you but I have had a fantastic experience living on campus for my first year. Can you believe it will be over in a few short months? As we got to the midway point of the academic year, I realized that I need to start thinking about where I was going to live in second year. Maybe you're thinking the same thing.

#InternationalLooLife - From India to Waterloo

Kartiki

I am from India. Even though my Mother tongue is Hindi, my first language is English. I am exceptionally proficient in it and think in English all the time. I grew up reading Western Literature and listened to Linkin Park songs with my Dad. At the same time, I was terrible at Hindi - even though my grandmother was a Hindi Professor! I guess you could say that I was more connected to the culture and language of the West than anywhere else. So, ever since I was in 9th grade, I knew I had to go abroad and study. This equal, opportunity-providing, developed world was waiting for me!

Grad life: Is it a holiday break if you never really left?

Ekin biking

Hello warriors :) This is Ekin!

Generally, grad students (MS and PhDs) in UWaterloo don't have summer breaks, so I was in school most of the summer. Even though I got to do some pretty cool summer things (like biking from Waterloo to Toronto in 8 hours!), I was mostly heads down in my work. Fortunately, I took couple of weeks off to go and spend time with my family before getting back to research this fall term.

Move-in & making friends - what could be better?

Missing home

Hey guys, Darsh here. Have you ever had a feeling, waking up sweating and panicking about something you were dreaming about? I had these moments consistently throughout the summer leading up to my move in date at Ron Eydt Village. It was nerve-racking.

I was stressed about the communal washrooms and having a roommate. What would I eat? How would the food be? Where can I get coffee in the morning? These were all questions that were flowing in my head 24/7.