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How do I go on an International Co-op?
Note: Due to Covid-19 Government of Canada and SFU international travel restrictions, approval of Fall 2022 International Co-op work terms are limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for updates or if you have any questions.
Step 1: Apply to Co-op
Apply to join Co-op through your home faculty program. You are encouraged to first meet with your Co-op Program Coordinator to discuss your interests, as well as to familiarize yourself with the types of opportunities available in your specific discipline. Find out who your Co-op Program Coordinator is here.
Things to Consider Before Your Work Search
Live and Work Abroad
- Press Reader has an extensive database of newspapers and media from around the world, so you can learn about the country you will be working in.
- Mercer's 2021 Cost of Living report compares the cost of housing, transportation, food, clothing, and entertainment of 209 cities around the world.
- Learn how international co-op will help your academic, personal, and professional development: Description of International Competencies.
Check out the International Co-op Interactive Map! You can see where people are working around the world right now!
Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are limited International Co-op placements being approved.