Government of Canada Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion International Mobility Award (EDI IMA).   Funding support for international Co-op work terms.   Next application deadline July 15 - for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024.  Apply by the deadline date even if work term details have not been confirmed.   More information and application here


For more information on how you can gain experience working abroad with Co-op, connect with our International Co-op Coordinator, Michael Ford.

Email: icoop@sfu.ca

Phone: 778-782-2189
More contact information here

Weekly Zoom Drop-ins

Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Working Abroad Appointment Booking

Whether you are curious about co-op abroad, are searching for an international placement in your seeking term, or are currently working abroad in your co-op work term, feel free to book a 15-minute virtual appointment with the SFU International Co-op Coordinator.

To book your virtual appointment, go to myExperience and schedule an appointment with Michael Ford and select Working Abroad as your appointment type.

International Co-op

What is International Co-op?

International Co-op provides students with a unique opportunity to travel the world, while gaining experience in the workplace. Having this experience as an undergraduate is impressive to employers and makes your resume more competitive after graduation.

During an International Co-op placement you will have the chance to learn a foreign language, develop your skills, and travel the world. More importantly, International Co-op serves as professional and personal growth experience by forcing you to adapt to a new cultural environment. Students have been participating in International Co-op since 1993.

Who can participate?

To be eligible for an International Co-op work term, you must be a student registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at SFU, and be accepted into your Co-op Program (i.e. Business, Communication, Science).

International/Visa students already registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at SFU are also eligible to participate. If you are an international/visa student at SFU and would like to participate in a local (Canadian) work term, please contact your Co-op Program Coordinator or the International Co-op Coordinator at icoop@sfu.ca.

Student Experiences

Hear reflections about working abroad and see unique footage captured by students. Everyone has a story to tell.