Arts International Experience Award

Award type: 
International experience awards
Award description: 

Several awards, valued at $1,000 each, will be provided annually to full-time undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo (excluding Accounting and Financial Management), who are planning to travel abroad to enhance her/his learning experience. Eligible international experiences include a minimally-paid or volunteer international co-op work placement, a volunteer placement, an academic exchange or a study term related to academic requirements. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 75% overall average), the nature of the experience, and a personal letter describing planned outcomes. Preference will be given to students who will be travelling to an unfamiliar country where they will experience a different culture in a new learning environment. Interested students should submit an application by July 15 for Fall experiences or November 15 for Winter experiences. This fund is made possible by donations from various donors.

Value: 
$1,000
Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • full-time undergraduate student in Year Two, Three or Four
  • pursuing a travel abroad experience in Winter term
  • minimum 75% overall average
  • eligible experiences include  a minimally-paid or volunteer international co-op work placement, a volunteer placement, an academic exchange or a study term related to academic requirements
  • experience must be a minimum  of two months in duration
  • preference given to students who will be travelling to an unfamiliar country where they will experience a different culture in a new learning environment
  • provide a letter to describe what the international experience means to you and how it will enhance your overall learning experience and connects to your overall educational goals
Level: 
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Program:
Arts→Anthropology, Classical Studies, Communication Arts, Economics, English Language and Literature, Fine Arts, French Studies, Gender and Social Justice Studies, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Global Business and Digital Arts, History, International Trade, Liberal Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies, Social Development Studies, Sociology and Legal Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies
Citizenship: 
Canadian citizen/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Term: 
Spring, Fall
Application details:
  • Complete the general International Experience Award Application form.

    All University-sanctioned international travel is suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. As a result, the international experience award program is suspended during this time.

Application deadline: 
July 15, November 15
Additional instructions: 

Candidates are required to provide a letter to describe what the international experience means to them and how it will enhance her/his overall learning experience as well as how it connects to their overall educational goals.

Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • Hannah Ellingham, Undergraduate Awards Co-ordinator
    • hcellingham@uwaterloo.ca
    • The Centre, Needles Hall

Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

OSAP, award and scholarship amounts will be posted as Anticipated Aid on your Quest account each term. Fall 2020 full-time OSAP funding will be added as anticipated aid on Quest accounts starting August 5 and will continue to be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.

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