Opportunities for faculty abroad

International travel and faculty members

Goose with Canadian sweater flying over globe in Waterloo 6 faculty coloursWaterloo International believes that international travel helps our educators to educate globally-literate graduates.

Do you have upcoming plans to travel internationally on University-related business such as research, sabbatical, conferences, meetings, class trips, or for personal travel?

Waterloo International offers the following resources to help facilitate safe travel and mitigate international risk:

  • University's preferred travel partner
  • resources to plan ahead for safe international travel
  • resources to stay safe and informed while abroad

Learn more about international travel safety and security


University-affiliated travel guidelines

The University of Waterloo Secretariat & Office of General Counsel has created Policy 31 - Travel regarding University-affiliated travel which includes guidelines for travel such as:

  • costs covered by the University for University-related travel
  • charging travel expenses directly to the University
  • approvals from your supervisor or department/unit

Before you travel, familiarize yourself with Policy 31

It is the responsibility of the traveller and the traveller’s supervisor to ensure that travel destinations are considered safe for university business travel. Given that conditions may change, it is important to monitor travel advisories frequently prior to departure. - Policy 31


International research opportunities

Waterloo International is proud to support UWaterloo faculty in their endeavours to travel internationally for research.

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Internationalize your course

As University of Waterloo educators, you are charged with the responsibility to help educate globally-literate graduates. If you have ideas for innovative course designs or activities that promote internationalization and intercultural learning, consider applying for the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) seed grants (up to $7,500) administered by the Centre for Teaching Excellence. Applications are due February 1 and June 1.