Travel safety information for students

Whether you are participating in an exchange, the study abroad program, a field course, research project, internship, or other University of Waterloo business, Waterloo International is here to support you.  Co-op students preparing for an international work term, see below. 

International Travel Checklist

These pages provide you with the steps to help you prepare for your international travel. Your safety and security is our mutual obligation and priority; preparation is essential. Please follow the steps listed to the right.

To begin your journey, please submit a pre-departure travel form. Once we have this information and create a travel file for you, you will receive an email reply within 2-3 business days. 

We will work closely with you to ensure you have completed all of the required steps in order for you to meet your safety and security responsibilities prior to travel.  Get started today!


Digital travel safety

Information Systems and Technology has prepared tips on limiting your digital risks while travelling. Read their tips or download the PDF to take with you when you travel.

Co-op students: International work term

Co-op students preparing for an international work term - please click the link below to be re-directed to the co-op specific pre-departure process.

For co-op students going on an international work term, an International Employment Specialist from co-op will be in touch with you via WaterlooWorks about steps for risk management within a couple of days of being matched with a job, or your arranged-own job being approved. For any questions, please click the link below to be re-directed to the co-op ‘Work Abroad’ website.