How does matching work?
We'll randomly match registered international students with domestic students, staff, faculty or alumni. A matching email will be sent to both pen pals at the beginning of December.
Will I be guaranteed a pen pal?
We will do our best to match you before December. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee that there will be enough volunteers or participants. You'll receive an email if we have difficulty matching you.
Is there a way to connect with other international students through this program?
If you're looking for a community of international students, we encourage you to join the International Peer Community (IPC).
I’m living outside of the Waterloo area, can I still participate?
Yes. Whether you are in Waterloo or abroad, the program is open to you.
Who should I contact if I have another question?
Contact the International Student Experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org.