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Waterloo International is the successful recipient of Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program, which aims to increase access and equity to participation in outbound student mobility opportunities.

The objective of the program is to increase the number of Canadian students studying and working internationally, enhance access and equity to participation in outbound mobility programs, diversify destination countries, and explore innovative methods to overcome barriers.

Waterloo and the World is committed to addressing barriers to mobility that may exist for students who self-identify as Indigenous, living with low-income, or living with a disability. This commitment extends to facilitating their participation in international work-integrated-learning (iWIL), obtaining the Global Experience Certificate (GEC), engaging in exchanges, and other global experiences. The overarching goal is to help reduce barriers to mobility that may exist within these communities.

These experiences are designed to develop students' intercultural effectiveness, encourage students to explore international opportunities, advance the Sustainable Development Goals, and build competencies that will prepare them for the future.

Waterloo International is pleased to be working collaboratively with the Student Success Office, Co-operative and Experiential Education, the Registrar’s Office, and various faculties.

At Waterloo and the World, we believe that all students have the power to create positive change in the world.

If you're interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, we invite you to contact the program lead, Aisha Shibli, Manager for International Funding Opportunities.