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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Christiane’s Working Adventure in Bolivia! February: Arrivals and Carnaval Times

Christiane's Working Adventure in Bolivia

In the winter of 2013, SFU Geography student Christiane Pulluau trekked to La Paz, Bolivia to work with a CED (Community Economic Development) group. She shared her diary entries with us, and part one is featured here.

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Student Profile: Biology Student Yuka Obayashi

Japan

Biology Co-op student Yuka Obayashi returned from her self-directed International Co-op at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in the Kunigami District of Okinawa, Japan with a new-found appreciation for marine wildlife.

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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Centre for Sustainable Community Development

Jeff took Bolivia by storm, working with the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Economico Comunitario (CIDECO), as part of the Bolivian CED Project. Find out more about how his International experience impacted his career journey.

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Long Bus Rides

Co-operative Education

Carey Lau travelled to Korea to teach English with TaLK, and quickly found herself extending her stay for a second term. Read more about her experience, as shared with the TaLK newsletter.

By: Carey Lau 1667 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Embassy of Canada

International

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 1168 reads | 0 comments
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Berlin Start-up Life

Co-op Reflections

"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 1579 reads | 0 comments
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Going International With CJCP

Engineering

Considering going International for your next Co-op experience? Read about how David went to Japan to utalize his engineering experience with the Canada Japan Co-op Program.

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Pursuing an International Co-op experience in Hong Kong with HSBC Global Banking and Markets

Co-operative Education

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.

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My Journey With TaLK: Bumpy and Uncertain Beginnings

TaLK

The TaLK program offers an incredible opportunity to live and work in Korea as an english teacher to a group of Korean speaking elementary school students. One SFU student is currently teaching in Korea, and shares her experience with us.

By: Carey Lau 1595 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

Life Experience

Jeannette Friesen went to Bolvia with the Students for Development program, where she worked with the Solidarity and Free Trade Movement. While there she learned about the importance of culture and came home more motivated then ever to pursue her goals in international relations.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 560 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

Arts and Social Sciences

SFU's International Co-op department interviewed Sean Sager fresh from his three-month term in Bolvia, where he worked with Students for Development as a Development Intern,  promoting and teaching the fundamentals of community economic development to local community leaders in Bolivia.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 475 reads | 0 comments
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2013 International Services Photo Contest Winners

International

On January 15th The James Douglas Study area played host to the 2013 Interntational Services Photo Exhibition, read up on two Co-op students who had photos from their recent work terms featured.

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Kyle’s Experience in China: An Adventure of a Lifetime

Environment

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 707 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Germany!

SFU International

Work and live in Germany, where fresh baked goods and sausages wake you up in the morning, new and exciting experiences await you and monuments filled with centuries of history beam down at you as you make your way to work.

By: Melanie Woo 1686 reads | 0 comments

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