Connected to the world

Internationalization is woven into many elements at Waterloo. With a goal of becoming one of the most internationalized universities in Canada, diversity and global connections are encouraged and celebrated.

Waterloo’s culture of embracing international perspectives and experiences attracts some of the world’s most talented students, staff, and faculty. Global connections encompass academic, research, and industry partnerships, international learning through work placements, exchanges, field programs, and co-operative education, as well as a vast network of alumni around the world. 

  1. Sep. 21, 2020Welcome to International Week 2020: Let's experience the world together
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    Today is the first day of International Week 2020. International Week is a great opportunity to recognize and promote the value of international and intercultural experiences, collaboration abroad and the importance of internationalization on campus. 

  2. Sep. 17, 2020Celebrate International Week from September 21 to 27
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    The University of Waterloo is excited to celebrate International Week from September 21 to 27.

  3. July 17, 2020Reflections of Bike Month with the Waterloo International Team
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    June at the University of Waterloo was Bike month and members of the Waterloo International team participated in Bike Month activities at home. Riding a bike is a great activity to improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce stress levels. Not only is riding a bike good for you, it also helps the planet!

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  1. Sep. 17 to 25, 2020International Experience Photo Contest

    Submit photos that creatively show the global perspective you’ve gained through travel, study, and/or work in Canada or abroad and the value of global citizenship. Your photos should/could address themes such as: local food, life-altering moments, favourite spots, or your global identity. 

    Surprise us with what you’ve discovered around the globe! 

  2. Sep. 19 to 26, 2020Virtual Fun Run

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Fun Run. While there have been many changes over the years, this event still remains a favourite among alumni and the UWaterloo community. Despite current circumstances, we still want to bring you a fun opportunity to be active, show off your Waterloo pride, and connect with the UWaterloo community. So, for the first time ever, our Fun Run will be happening virtually! We invite alumni and all community members to participate in our Virtual Fun Run anytime from September 19 to 12 p.m.

  3. Sep. 21 to 25, 2020Around the world in 5 days, LITerally

    Join the University of Waterloo Library on this week-long literary adventure around the world! Click on the interactive map to find out about authors from around the world and suggested readings! 

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