The University of Waterloo is joining over 100 countries to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from November 13-17, 2017. International education has significant benefits to our campus community and Canadian social, economic, and cultural well-being.
Activities, programs and events, from a variety of campus partners throughout the week, will highlight and raise awareness of the opportunities and benefits of international education. This year's events include an exchange photo contest and Babble Cafe at the Grad House. Discover more events below and join us in the celebration by using #IEW2017.
Monday, November 13
NH 1401, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Join the Student Success Office to explore what "global citizen" means to you. This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment. You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.
SCH 228F, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. If you have ever considered studying in Hong Kong, or you're heading there soon, this workshop is for you!
TC 2218, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Do you want to hear what it is like to work in Canada as an international student? Attend this Q&A session and get all your questions answered by senior graduate students and alumni. Some topics that will be covered: finding work as an international student, networking, interviews, email and communication etiquette, and success on the job.
Tuesday, November 14
EV1 Courtyard, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Celebrate International Education Week with the Faculty of Environment. Learn about opportunities for studying and working abroad, and mingle with domestic and international students and professors. There will be a free lunch and giveaways too.
SCH 228F, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Join the Global Engagement Leaders in this workshop where they will answer your questions about exchange, help you narrow down your search, and provide tips on financing, budgeting and travel. They will also discuss the different challenges you may face and will share how they mitigated these during their experience.
Grad House, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Join the International Canadian Student Network for Babble Cafe. Meet and mingle with exciting people from all around the world and practice your English conversation skills.
Wednesday, November 15
Renison Atrium, 11:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m. Join Renison for a celebration of everything international. Enjoy cultural booths, performances, and food! Learn about the international opportunities available to you through the Renison International Office and participate in their Snapchat contest for a chance to win a Reni Moose!
SCH 228F, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. If you have ever considered studying in Singapore, or you're heading there soon, this workshop is for you!
Thursday, November 16
Tatham Centre, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. "Where in the World?" is a photo contest hosted by the CECA's International Team. This year, an unprecedented 78 photos were submitted and a short list of 12 will be selected for the final contest. Stop by the Tatham Centre to vote for your favourite. Two winners will be announced when the contest had concluded.
TC 2218, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Do you want to hear what it is like to work in Canada as an international student? Attend this Q&A session and get all your questions answered by senior students and alumni. Some topics that will be covered: finding work as an international student, networking, interviews, email and communication etiquette, and success on the job.
PAC Studio 1, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn a beautiful waltz, a passionate tango, or a fun cha cha? Athletics will be offering a free lesson on the basic dance steps. No partner, experience or dance shoes required!
Friday, November 17 and afterwards
November 25, Hagey Hall, 7:30 p.m. The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and modern compositions.