International Co-op

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Interview Tips: Embassy of Canada

China

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 5808 reads | 0 comments
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Berlin Start-up Life

Business

"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 3619 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing an International Co-op experience in Hong Kong with HSBC Global Banking and Markets

HSBC

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 9256 reads | 0 comments
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Kyle’s Experience in China: An Adventure of a Lifetime

Geography

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 2557 reads | 0 comments
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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 3030 reads | 0 comments
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Why You Should Go International...With Co-op

International
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 4394 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Singapore

International Spotlight

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 4087 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: yatli 3373 reads | 0 comments
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Greening your Travel Choices

Sustainability

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 2661 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
Organization Information
Organization: 
TaLK
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.
City: 
Dangjin
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.
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