Preparing for International Placements

For any international placements, you must complete a Risk Management plan to ensure your safety abroad. You should consult the Government of Canada’s Travel Advisories to see any relevant safety information for your destination country. The Waterloo International Office approves all travel requests and has put forward important travel safety information for students that you should review. 

You will also be required to complete the Waterloo International Pre-Departure Orientation course on Learn prior to your departure. This module provides a helpful pre-departure checklist, as well as travel booklets, an emergency contact card, health information, and other documents. The PACS Internship Coordinator will enroll you in this course once your proposal is approved.