We're here to help you succeed

We believe success looks different to everyone and there isn’t one right answer. We're here to help you find your way. 

The Student Success Offices provides academic and personal development services, resources for international students, as well as study abroad and exchange support. We work closely with campus partners to create a vibrant experience for students from their first days at Waterloo, right to convocation. 

  1. Nov. 16, 2017Scam Alert - Kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students in Canada

    Media outlets, as well as Toronto and Hamilton Police Services, are warning Chinese students in Canada about a recent scam. Victims of this scam have been found safe and, as far as we know, Waterloo students have not been targeted. However, we encourage students to be aware.

  2. Nov. 15, 2017There's still time to apply for an exchange

    Want to go on exchange during fall 2018 and/or winter 2019? Apply via Waterloo Passport now and the Global Learning Coordinators will place you with a host institution in the second round of placements. 

  3. Nov. 7, 2017Canadian immigration changes permanent residents and international students should know

    The Government of Canada has recently made some significant changes to its regulations. These changes will affect students who are seeking Canadian citizenship and international undergraduate students who may still be eligible for inclusion as a dependant on a parent's Permanent Residence application.

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  1. Sep. 5 to Dec. 22, 2017Immigration application assistance workshops

    These workshops are held for international students from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on a repeating schedule every week throughout fall term.

    • Mondays – Amendment or replacement of immigration document
    • Tuesdays – Co-op work permit
    • Wednesdays – Study permit
    • Thursdays – Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
    • Fridays – Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
  2. Nov. 20, 2017Organize Your Time for Midterms and Exams

    Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams? Do you find that you study really well for your first exam and the others do not get enough attention?

  3. Nov. 21, 2017SLP: Sustainability and succession planning for leadership transitions (Nov 2017)

    Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

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  1. Nov. 17, 2017ICSN: An international support systemICSN at a Blue Jays game
    Settling into a new place is generally a difficult adjustment.  Now, imagine moving to a new country, where everyone speaks a completely different language and you have little knowledge of its cultural history.  To top that off, you’re supposed to be starting a new semester at a brand new institution.  There’s the added pressure to get involved on campus, make friends and stay on top of your schoolwork. 
  2. Nov. 14, 2017Four International Educational Week events to check out International Education Week banner

    You guessed it from the title: It’s International Education Week (IEW)!  From November 13-17, the University of Waterloo, along with over 100 countries, is celebrating the benefits of international education to the campus community.

    Every day during IEW brings something new.  Below are some programs and activities that we thought you’d be interested in checking out. 

  3. Nov. 10, 2017Bringing Scenery to StageAnnaijah welding

    What makes a good story? 

    The first thing that might pop into your mind is the need for three-dimensional characters, and the complex relationships they have with one another.  Next, the themes throughout the story have got to draw the audience in.  It must have a compelling plot, otherwise it could lose the audience’s attention halfway. 

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