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Global Engagement Student Leadership

We believe students are at the core of what we do. The student leadership opportunities offered through Global Engagement allow you to share and execute your innovative ideas and support the work we do, while building your own intercultural skills and abilities.

Global Engagement Student Ambassadors 

The Global Engagement Student Ambassadors (GESAs) help to promote a globally aware culture on campus. These are students who have a passion for global and intercultural issues and learning, and who volunteer to create spaces to explore these themes on campus. GESA volunteer opportunities are available in Waterloo and Brantford.


GESAs are a volunteer team who work closely with the Global Engagement team and other campus partners in supporting our student exchange program, incoming exchange students and International at Home initiatives in Waterloo and Brantford. Volunteering as a GESA provides you with an amazing opportunity to gain new competencies and use existing knowledge. 


All GESAs will receive personal and professional development opportunities, as well as Laurier Experience Record credit. Those who meet or exceed expectations of their roles will also receive:

  • Reference letter from the coordinator of global engagement programming.
  • Reference for future employment opportunities, on request.
  • LinkedIn recommendation, on request.

How to Apply

You can apply to be a GESA in the 2023-24 academic year by emailing us at 

World University Service of Canada - Local Committee

Volunteer with the Local Committee to support the Student Refugee Program with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). This committee, made up of student leaders, welcomes newly arriving students who were previously living in other countries as refugees. The Local Committee helps to set up housing, as well as provide social and academic supports for the arriving students. There are WUSC Local Committees in both Waterloo and Brantford.

The Local Committee also plans fundraising and awareness campaigns to raise campus awareness about global issues such as women's empowerment, refugee girls' education, ethical purchasing, food security and health care for people living with HIV and AIDS. 

This rewarding volunteer opportunity is a great way to meet new people and make a lasting impact.

Apply now to join the WUSC Local Committee in Waterloo! Email the Local Committee for more details at or message @wusc_wlu on Instagram!

Student Groups

International Students' Association

The International Students' Association is a student-led group focused on uniting international students and promoting internationalization at Laurier. 

The association works to identify issues that are relevant to international students and to provide a voice for members to advocate these interests to the university.

As well, the association provides a space for international and exchange students to connect with each other and with domestic students to share university and life experiences.

To get involved with the association, email them at

The International Students' Association is a Students' Union club.

Intercultural Students' Association of Brantford

The Intercultural Students' Association of Brantford (ISAB) is a student-led group focused on fostering connectivity and positive relationships between domestic and international students.

ISAB creates an open and inviting community for the sharing and expression of diverse cultures, and to support the success of international students, as well as a forum for students to meet like-minded peers while becoming more globally engaged. 

Throughout the academic year, ISAB plans, executes and participates in fun and enriching social gatherings, recognizes important global events and helps to promote student mobility opportunities.

To get involved with ISAB, email them at