International Co-op


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

Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration

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 2938 reads | 0 comments

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

Working Internationally
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 4311 reads | 0 comments

International Spotlight: Singapore

International Co-op

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 3992 reads | 0 comments

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

Co-op Reflections

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.

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Greening your Travel Choices

green travelling

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 2562 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
Organization Information
Organization Profile: 
Teach and learn in Korea, also known as the TaLK program, is a unique scholarship opportunity for undergraduates who are seeking a persona, professional and educational experience in Korea.
Experience Details
Position Title: 
After school English teacher
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
teach students english phonics and how to read and write and converse. Lesson plan and organize materials. Presentations and entering competitions and lectures.
Projects / Initiatives: 
Best after school english program and competition for essays and powerpoint's as well as video reports.
What did you learn: 
Learned that a large portion of what governs a classroom and how effective students learn and how effective you yourself can teach has a lot to do with classroom management.
Tips / Advice: 
Organize that classroom so that kids are not sitting with other kids at their level because it creates segregation. Also go through with your promises and create clear rules and punishments.

The Nuts and Bolts of International Co-op


This is a myth buster on some of student’s misconceptions about International Co-op. Test your own knowledge with a short true and false quiz and discover the truth about International Co-op!

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Health Sciences Engagement Improves Lives


Five SFU students who participated in a life changing co-op experience in India are giving back. They have designed a custom-made SFU book bag and pencil case which is sewn by female survivors of human trafficking in Koltkata, India.  The students will sell their products locally and eventually North America-wide to raise funds the organization they volunteered for in India: Destiny Reflection.

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Danielle's International Co-op Journey: Hope Found in Haiti


Danielle Jeong's trip to Haiti was a self-exploring and life-changing journey. Read about her work at a local clinic and how this experience challenged herself in ways she did not think was possible, while discovering she is and finding a purpose for her studies at SFU.

By: Danielle Jeong 2928 reads | 0 comments

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

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 new cultural and professional norms and standards. Read about how he faced and overcame these challenges for a successful international co-op placement.

By: yatli 2767 reads | 0 comments
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