International Co-op


I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Co-op Reflections

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 9313 reads | 0 comments

Looking for Culture in Catalonia, Spain: Expectation Versus Reality


Going to Spain for co-op, I felt I would be immersed in a single culture. Read on to discover how this opportunity allowed me to develop a more intricate understanding of culture, communities, and families and to build lifelong friendships and family-like relationships across linguistic and cultural barriers.

By: Nyssa Lessingham 2022 reads | 0 comments

Health Sciences Degree Opens Doors to World Travel

International Co-op

What do you do with a BA in Health Sciences focusing on global health? For Lauren Shandley, this has meant combining her technical expertise and love of travel to better the lives of others around the globe.   

By: Diane Luckow 8736 reads | 0 comments

International Co-op Twitter Contest 2016


International Co-op held their very first My Work Term Abroad Twitter Contest 2016 for students to share their Co-op experiences abroad.

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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK


I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 22132 reads | 0 comments

Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path


Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

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International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge


Erik Bainbridge, a Political Science student, shares his international experience doing four work terms in three different positions in China and Hong Kong. He worked as an English teacher in Shandong, an Event Manager at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CamChamHK) in Hong Kong, and a Trade Intern for the Consulate General of Canada in China.

By: Christy Liu 3843 reads | 0 comments

My TaLK Life


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 3326 reads | 0 comments

SFU Co-op Secures International Roles for BBA Duo

Career Exploration

Two Beedie undergraduate students, Luming Zhao and Xiwen Zheng, successfully secured full-time roles at the prestigious PwC Shanghai office after completing their co-op work terms there. 

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International Co-op Instagram Video Contest 2015

International Co-op

International Co-op held an Instagram Video contest showcasing students' work days. Check out their awesome videos!

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