Global Representative Program

A female student sitting on couch using a laptopAbout the program

The Global Representative program is designed to connect newly accepted international students with current University of Waterloo students from their homeland. Current students are also encouraged to contact Global Representatives during their time at Waterloo. Global Representatives are a great source of information and can tell you about their first-hand experiences when it comes to answering questions about:

  • what it's like to study at the University of Waterloo
  • what you can expect when you get to Waterloo
  • how life in Waterloo and Canada is different from your home country

For any immigration or documentation related questions, please email an International Student Advisor at

Current Global Representatives

Choose the region you are from for a list of Global Representatives that you can contact via email. 

*Note: To ensure your needs are being met, all email communication with Global Representatives will be viewed by the Program Coordinator.

North America and the Caribbean | South America |Central America | Europe | Asia and Australia | Africa

North America and the Caribbean

Country Student Email Faculty
Mexico Jorge A. Garcia GRAD-Engineering

South America

Country Student Email Faculty
Brazil Paulo de Carvalho GRAD-Engineering

Central America

Country Student Email Faculty
Guatemala Pia Medina Engineering


Country Student Email Faculty
Denmark Katrine Orland Led GRAD-Engineering

Asia and Australia

Country Student Email Faculty
China Zifan (Nancy) Yang Math
China Wei He Engineering
India Shruti Rao Arts
India Amyn Charania Alias Kyaw Min Aung Math


Country Student Email Faculty

Srishti Gupta

Mauritius Larson Chan Wan Math
Nigeria Chiamaka Okoli GRAD-Science

Contact information

Please email with any questions or concerns.