Posts for the Topic International Students

A collection of stories and tips from current residents.

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.

#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!