What to expect from the International Connection Live Sessions
Upper-year students, Ruhi, Mustafa and Banat, share what it's like to be an international student at the University of Waterloo. You'll learn how to be Waterloo Ready with tips for connecting to campus and adjusting to a new culture so you can thrive in your first year. Guests from across campus will answer questions about topics like housing, getting involved, and things that might surprise you about classes and work terms. Register now and meet the hosts...
Ruhi is a 2A Arts student from Nigeria. Read her first-year experience.
Mustafa is a 3C Science student from Lebanon. Read his first-year experience.
Banat is a 2B Math and Business student from the U.S. Read her first-year experience.
Live Session #1 - Connecting to Campus
June 22, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT
Connecting to campus is easier than you think! Find out about the programs and services you should sign up for whether you are preparing to start your studies at home or travelling to Waterloo. Guests from Waterloo Residences, the International Student Experience team, and an Immigration Consultant will join the session to share information and answer questions.
You’ll learn about:
- Transition resources like the International Student Guide, Waterloo Ready, and Orientation
- Travelling to Waterloo
- Immigration documents you need to prepare
- What you need to know about Campus Housing
Live Session #2 - Adjusting to a new culture
June 29, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT
Adjusting to a new culture can take time. Learn about ways you can settle into your new community and get involved in the interests and hobbies that you’re passionate about. Guests from your Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association and Athletics and Recreation will join the session to answer your questions.
You’ll learn about:
- Opportunities for getting involved
- Tips for adjusting to a new culture and working in Canada
- Programs to help ease your transition