Science International Exchange

student on exchange in Venice

Mercedes, a science student, on her exchange in Italy.

Internationalizing your degree

Students in the Faculty of science are encouraged to Go Abroad in a number of different ways: academic exchanges, internships, co-op jobs, summer programs, volunteer opportunities, and more. Through Waterloo Passport, you'll be able to explore the programs and destinations available to Waterloo Science students.

For more information about other international programs, such as internships and service learning (volunteer) programs, please contact one of the Global Learning Coordinators.

student standing on top of a mountain while on exchange

Inside Gyeongbokgung Place, photo taken by student on exchange

borobudur temple, picture taken by student on exchange

Milan Cathedral, photo taken by student on exchange

Nærøyfjord, photo taken by student on exchange

Student with wings


All photos were recieved from the Student Success Office photo contest of Winter 2018.

From top to bottom, left to right: Claire on one of New Zealand's Great Walks; Steven visited the Borobudur Temple; Pamela visited Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Norway; Andrew took his photo inside Gyeongbokgung Place; Mercedes saw the Milan Cathedral; and Riley recieved her "Liverbird" wings in Liverpool. Riley's photo won the Winter 2018 exchange photo.

Why go abroad?

Still in doubt about whether you should go abroad? Here are a few reasons to consider an international experience:

  • It's an amazing opportunity to be exposed to different cultures.
  • You will meet people from other countries, participate in clubs and activities, and improve your interpersonal skills and your confidence to interact with a variety of different people.
  • You'll be able to improve your language skills.
  • An international experience can also serve as a starting point for travel to different parts of the world.
  • You can study abroad for one or two terms and experience a new academic environment, take courses that are not offered at Waterloo, and use them towards your degree.

Information for going on exchange