New Students

The International Student Experience (ISE) team is here to help you prepare for your trip to Canada and for the next chapter of your life at the University of Waterloo. We have a dedicated team of international student advisors who will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, help you find services and refer you to appropriate resources. 

To help you prepare for life at UWaterloo, visit our International Student Guide. We cover immigration documents, getting ready for your trip, travelling to Canada, Canadian culture, what to do once you arrive and your first term. Each section has a helpful checklist to keep you organized. You can also read more about life in Canada on the Government of Canada website.

Getting ready to come to Waterloo

At the airport

Arriving on campus

Settling into life in Waterloo

Starting classes