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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Laurier International Residence Community

The Laurier International Residence Learning Community in Waterloo provides a unique living environment by offering you comfortable furnished living arrangements as well as a rich learning space. Join other students from diverse perspectives (upper-year exchange students and international and domestic students) and explore ideas and global issues together in a culturally diverse environment. You are encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills by engaging in international related learning activities and taking on leadership roles by organizing learning experiences and campus-wide outreach programs.

Student Groups

There are many ways for you to get involved! Join our Global Engagement Student Ambassadors (Waterloo) or the Global Engagement Campus and Community Outreach (Brantford) to help in the planning and execution of Global Engagement Week or student exchange events. These groups are great opportunities to meet new people, practice your intercultural communication and be recognized on the Laurier Co-Curricular Record.

International Students’ Association

The International Students’ Association (ISA) is an inclusive and official campus club at our Brantford and Waterloo campuses. The ISA provides international and non-international students a collective voice, a space to make friends, an opportunity to develop leadership skills and help support each other in making a successful transition to living and thriving in Canada. With events ranging from semi-formals and hockey games, to international movie nights and Chinese New Year dinners, the ISA creates a community for international and other interested students on campus.

International at Home

Going international doesn't have to wait until you leave your country's borders. There are plenty of ways to learn about the world right here at Laurier. From sharing food and culture to more formal intercultural education, you can internationalize your education without leaving home.

Intercultural Certificate

Laurier International, in partnership with the Diversity Equity Office and the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, offers the Intercultural Certificate to all students. Those interested in learning more about culture, developing knowledge, skills and attitudes that support their ability to communicate, and building relationships within an intercultural context, are encouraged to enroll in this free certificate. This unique certificate is designed to stimulate a commitment to lifelong learning to strengthen one’s capacity to become globally engaged and active citizens with an appreciation of values and ways of thinking that are different from your own. The certificate includes six highly interactive 80-minute modules. Participation in all modules is required for certificate completion. Contact globalengagement@wlu.ca for more information.

Contact Us:

International Recruitment

E: international@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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