I’m Fabiola Alvarez, and I am a 4A Legal Studies & Sociology co-op student. In fall 2017, I worked at the Student Success Office as the Global Learning Associate. I worked with a lovely team of Global Learning Coordinators (GLCs) who work so incredibly hard to make the exchange program possible.
My role was to support the Global Learning Coordinators who facilitate incoming and outgoing exchanges. The outbound Global Learning Coordinators help students who are interested in internationalizing their degree by advising them and managing the application process. Students can go almost anywhere in the world and the Global Learning Coordinators make that as easy as possible.
I always encourage students who are considering studying abroad to meet with one of the GLCs to learn more! Part of my role involved the promotion of global exchanges, so you may have met me in a classroom presentation or at one of the fairs on campus.
Another one of my favourite parts of this role was working with the leaders from the Global Engagement Leadership Program (GELPs). The GELPs are student leaders who have gone on exchange and want to share their experiences. They facilitate workshops for interested students and it always amazes me to hear them talk about their life-changing experiences abroad. Listening to them speak so passionately about their exchange makes me wish I had gone on exchange when I had the chance!
If you’re interested in going abroad, it’s not too late. I encourage you to learn more about studying abroad and explore your options in Waterloo Passport. Once you have found three institutions you would be interested in travelling to, submit your application!
If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org and book an appointment to meet with a Global Learning Coordinator.