Waterloo and the World

Students are powerful change agents. Through lenses of intercultural effectiveness, competency development and advancing the SDGs; students who are Indigenous, have disability needs or face barriers of low-income will undertake transformational International Work-Integrated Learning (iWIL), student exchanges, Global Experience Certificate (GEC) activities, and embedded field course experiences via established and new international exchanges, partner social enterprises, private companies and not-for-profits placements located in 20+ non-traditional destinations. In keeping with Waterloo’s Strategic Plan, Waterloo and the World will enable future-ready talent from these targeted groups to realize their fullest potential with outcomes of this innovative programming shared with the larger community. 

Latest Publications

Press Release

New mobility-focused innovation projects will reduce barriers to studying or working abroad

More Canadian colleges and institutes will be able to create accessible international work and learning experiences for Canadian students, thanks to 27 new GSO projects.

GSO at the Canadian Bureau for International Education conference


Global Horizons: #FromPilot2Program