International Co-op


Lauren's Summer at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

IHG Hotels Group

Lauren turned to international Co-op as a way to continue gaining work experience while exploring the world. Read about her experience working for a high end international hotel chain in China.

By: Lauren Watkins 5502 reads | 0 comments

Interview Tips: Embassy of Canada

International Co-op

SFU Beedie Business student Angie Yu is relocating to China this summer for an International Co-op position with the Embassy of Canada. She recently spoke with International Co-op and shared details about her interview and offered tips for others wishing to find work at an embassy or consulate.

By: Kiran Danhoa 6204 reads | 0 comments

Berlin Start-up Life


"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware". Chesa went all the way to Berlin for her co-op term. She's currently working at an ever-growing mobile app start-up and loving every minute. The experience has shown her what opportunities can be possible when you open yourself to the world.

By: Chesa Tan 3737 reads | 0 comments

Pursuing an International Co-op experience in Hong Kong with HSBC Global Banking and Markets


Mario Fong travelled to Hong Kong to join the HSBC trainee program through International Co-op. Dropping everything to live in a new country provided him with personal and professional experiences he won't soon forget.

By: Mario Fong 9676 reads | 0 comments

Kyle’s Experience in China: An Adventure of a Lifetime

Co-op Reflections

Kyle went on the SFD program in Summer 2012 where he worked with an organization called the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, in China though the International Co-op program. Read on to find out what he learned from a new cultural experience.

By: Jesse Choo 2644 reads | 0 comments

Co-op Australia: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 1]

International Co-op

Brittney Merryweather is a force when it comes to International Co-op. Not one to shy away from opportunities abroad, she dives into each country she goes to with gusto and an open mind for learning. In 2007 Brittney went to the University of Wollongong.

By: Brittney Merryweather 3147 reads | 0 comments

Why You Should Go International...With Co-op

International Co-op
Before you begin your international exploration, uncover the treasures lurking behind an international Co-op. Here are five quick benefits of why you should go internationally with Co-op as opposed to going independently.
By: Kelsey Newsham 4462 reads | 0 comments

International Spotlight: Singapore

Harper's Bazaar

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously, and interaction among different races is commonly seen. The mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences, has given way to an abundance and variety of scrumptious food that this vibrant island is widely known for. Learn how to speak 'Singlish' and enjoy the hot, tropical weather!

By: Melanie Woo 4227 reads | 0 comments

Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Culture

cultural difference

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in this 3-part series on his experience adapting to a new culture, living arrangement and workplace culture. Also hear about his food and city adventures exploring one of the world's most densely populated areas.

By: yatli 3465 reads | 0 comments

Greening your Travel Choices


While it may seem daunting to move or travel to a new place and maintain a sustainable lifestyle when you don’t have personal and cultural resources at your fingertips, there are several ways that you can practice sustainability while travelling and living abroad.

By: Courtney Novotny 2789 reads | 0 comments
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