To create a self-directed work term, identify an employer that you would like to work for and develop your own co-op learning opportunity. If the position meets the necessary Co-op work term requirements, you may be eligible to receive a $100 SFU Bookstore gift certificate.
Your self-directed work term must be approved by your Co-op Program Coordinator. If you have questions along the way, be sure to check with them or with the International Co-op Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are some international job, living, and travel websites to help you get started:
Open to all disciplines. The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports Canadian-based research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. Successful applicants receive $6000 to conduct 12-24-week research project.
COMBINE YOUR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND YOUR INTERNATIONAL CO-OP
Did you know that you can combine an international exchange with an international work term? While you are abroad on exchange you can look for an internship for the following semester. You can then work with SFU Co-op to turn your internship into a self-directed placement.
TIP: Use your host institution’s career resources to find an internship.