Information for students

Whether you are participating in a field course, research project, internship, or other University of Waterloo business, Waterloo International is here to support you. 

These pages provide you with the steps to help you prepare for your international travel and are the gateway to resources that will enhance your intercultural experience. Your safety and security when going abroad is our mutual obligation and priority. Adequate research of your destination and pre-travel safety preparation are essential to your success. As you prepare, please follow the steps as listed under the International Travel Checklist in the action buttons on the right. 

To begin your journey:

Contact the Safety Abroad Coordinator who will initiate the process for you. You will receive a reply within 2-3 business days.

The e-mail reply will include:

  • Access to the UW pre-departure orientation 
  • Links to required forms
  • Reminder to ensure that your emergency contact information on Quest is up-to-date
  • UW’s International SOS Membership Number, allowing you to access helpful resources

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.