Co-operative Education: International

International Co-op is an opportunity for you to experience the world while working in your field of study. Expand your career horizon. Learn how a different culture affects the way people work and interact with each other.  I   Visit the International Co-op Website for more information.

If you are interested in participating in an international Co-op experience at any point in your Co-op career please fill out the Interest Survey.

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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

Series

Moving from the city into a village in Moldova, Kerri Jang finds herself surrounded by animals and fruit trees as she lives with a host family, while organizing wheelchair basketball and tennis through The Motivatie Association.

By: Kerri Jang 602 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 2: My Medical Placement in the City

Co-op Reflections

Part two of the series finds Kerri Jang, volunteer with Projects Abroad, spending time in a city of parallels; Chisinau, in Moldova. Having never experienced a surgery before, Kerri ventures into unknown territory during her adventures in some of the city's hospitals.

By: Kerri Jang 946 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 1: And So It Begins...

Kinesiology

Journey through Moldova, a small country situated between Romania and Ukraine with Kerri Jang as she volunteers with a medical project in Moldova's capital and a care project in the nearby village of Vadul lui Voda in the first of a five part article series.

By: Kerri Jang 689 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Reflecting on a Life-Changing Co-op Term

India

In the fourth and final entry of her series, Kali reflects on her final weeks in India working at Destiny and the Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre, as well as taking time to travel and appreciate all that India has to offer before heading home to Canada.

By: Kali Penney 1927 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Learning Indian Lessons

Ode to the City of Joy

In the second installment of her series, Kali encounters some of the challenges of an international Co-op term. Find out how her determination led her to an amazing experience with Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre in India.

By: Kali Penney 1566 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Arrival in Kolkata, India

India

Kali Penney had three missions when she left on her volunteer co-op to India; to survive living in a developing country for 3 months, to learn about major health issues in Kolkata, India, and to complete work that will have a continuing impact long after she has left the country. In her first article, Kali recounts her arrival in India and introduction to the local culture.

By: Kali Penney 1449 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Japan: 9-month Internship at NTT, Yokosuka, Japan

International

thumbnail pictureCo-op Japan: 9 months in Japan can seem like a long time away from the comforts of SFU. But as we all know, if you’re having fun, time flies. For Duncan Chan, all he saw was time fly as he experienced life in Japan like no other. He worked his Co-op work terms, developed friendships, and gained new skills he can utilize in the future – everything he did in Japan was that once in a lifetime opportunity and he took it until the very end.

By: coopcom 3900 reads | 0 comments
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Extra! Extra! SFU Co-op Students Featured in Hong Kong News

Engineering

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) is known as a hub for innovation and technology in Asia. The following article is a translated excerpt from Takungpao, featuring Simon Fraser University students on international work terms at HKSTP.

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Scholarly Adventures in Peru

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Q  & A's with Autumn Mochinski, a student who participated in a funded  international placement with the PAHO/ WHO to prepare an assessment of social  determinants and health and Tuberculosis in Lima, Peru.

By: Courtney Novotny 2365 reads | 0 comments
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Travel to India and Beyond: Working for Tata

Career Exploration

Tata, one of India’s largest business conglomerates, is looking to Canada for international interns. Does an international internship with a company established with 98 operating companies in seven business sectors interest you? Read on to find out more about Tata.

By: coopcom 1319 reads | 1 comments
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On Assignment in India

International

On a special assignment for the university, SFU Volunteer & Service Learning Coordinator Trina Isakson visited community leaders in and near Barhampur village, in Punjab province of India. Her mission: to establish an ongoing opportunity for SFU students to work and volunteer in the culturally vibrant region.

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Adventures in China with CIBT

Work Search
Each semester, the International Co-op office posts a multitude of Co-op jobs for students looking to have a unique, some would say life-changing, experience by going to work outside of Canada. Many of the positions open to students from all faculties are for English instructors. Find out more about Ben's experience teaching English in China...
By: Ben Carson 2055 reads | 0 comments
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My Adventures in OLC-Land

OLC

Once upon a time, a student by the name of Anu longed for the professional and technical experience needed as she prepared to enter her third year of studies. It was then that she stumbled upon an interesting character named Wil Fraser, who led her to a Co-op position for the Online Learning Community. This is the story of her adventures.

By: Anu Chouhan 1381 reads | 0 comments
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My Boss Hates Me and I Can’t Do Anything Right: Common Thinking Traps and How to Avoid Them

Health

SFU Health and Counselling Services offers suggestions on how to adopt a more balanced way of dealing with potentially negative situations to help avoid stress, anger and other negative feelings or reactions.

By: Michelle Burtnyk 3894 reads | 0 comments

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