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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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad


I was a bit nervous at first about leaving the city life behind, but I soon came to realize that the change would be a great new adventure. I feel incredibly lucky to live abroad in a small town, because I get to experience and immerse myself in a uniquely French culture.

By: Rachel Osterman 2240 reads | 0 comments

Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

Informational Interviews

Miks C-Kellman is an artist, filmmaker, director, and social campaign initiator. He is also a communications and public relations (PR) specialist. Under the sub-continental sun, I had the opportunity to ask Miks about his life as an inspiring and successful communicator.

By: Dara Hill 3905 reads | 0 comments

The Power of Images


After five months interning at Brazil’s largest TV channel, I have lost count of how many times I heard the sentence “image is everything in television.”

By: Vitor Borba 3032 reads | 0 comments

3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Life Experience

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 4771 reads | 0 comments

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

Co-op Reflections

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.

By: Christiane Palluau 3106 reads | 0 comments

Student Profile: Biology Student Yuka Obayashi

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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.

By: Ranita Lau 7397 reads | 0 comments

Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience


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 5828 reads | 0 comments

Interview Tips: Embassy of Canada


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 10866 reads | 0 comments

Berlin Start-up Life


"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 4360 reads | 0 comments

Going International With CJCP

Applied Sciences

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.

By: David Stevens 3498 reads | 0 comments

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


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 14342 reads | 0 comments

My Journey With TaLK: Bumpy and Uncertain Beginnings


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 8023 reads | 0 comments

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 3951 reads | 0 comments

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