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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Student Travel: Online Inspiration and Resources

International Co-op

The idea of  living and travelling abroad can seem daunting and out of reach at times,  especially for students already living on a budget in their home country. Luckily, there are an abundance of online resources  to help alleviate some of this stress, as well as provide inspiration and tips  for making the most of your time abroad.

By: Courtney Novotny 2456 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op How-to: International Self-Directed Work Search

Self-directed

Do you have a specific country you would like to live and work in? Is there a specific language that you would like to learn? If you have specific international intentions, a self-directed International Co-op is  likely the best fit for you. Read on to find out how you can begin searching for a self-directed work term.

By: Courtney Novotny 3557 reads | 0 comments
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By the Nile: A Student's Experience in Rural Africa

SFD

The OLC happily presents the following as Craig Vandermeer’s first interview with the OLC after his return from Uganda Fall Semester 2010.Having finished his undergrad at Carleton University with a degree in Political Science, he is continuing his education here at SFU in the International Studies Master’s program.

By: Stephanie Toronidis 1730 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 5: ...And So It Comes to an End

Moldovan Memories

In her final edition to the series, Kerri Jang finds herself reminiscing about her top memorable moments in Moldova. From an all-night fishing trip to at times being the only person of Asian descent on the scene, Kerri heads home with more than just memories.

By: Kerri Jang 1297 reads | 0 comments
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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 1333 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 2: My Medical Placement in the City

International

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 1532 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 1: And So It Begins...

SFU International

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 1430 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Reflecting on a Life-Changing Co-op Term

Health Sciences

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 2579 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Learning Indian Lessons

Health Sciences

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 2160 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Arrival in Kolkata, India

Co-op Reflections

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 2220 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Japan: 9-month Internship at NTT, Yokosuka, Japan

NTT

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.

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Extra! Extra! SFU Co-op Students Featured in Hong Kong News

International Co-op

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

Co-op Reflections

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 3233 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 2108 reads | 0 comments

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