International Students

Why choose residence? 

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What our students say… 

Living in Village 1 has made everything so easy. Residence is fun because I have met new friends and I can get help from them or even from the drop-in tutors. I am thankful that I chose to live in residence, as making Waterloo my new home has been very easy, which I believe is the most important thing for an international student.

Shivam, Faculty of Math, Kenya 

As an international student, I was scared about meeting people from different cultures and was not sure how I would transition from the initial awkward encounters to the comfort of friendship. However, living on campus, the floor don was really welcoming which erased some of my hesitation. Truly, living on campus in first year as well as my second year has helped me to form new friendships and discover myself.

Inaara, Faculty of Arts, India 

international housing

Find out more by visiting our International Student Housing Guide.