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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.
Step 2: Mailing List & Readiness Checklist
Sign-up for the International Co-op Email List to receive notifications about international opportunities and activities.
Review the International Co-op Readiness Checklist to ensure you are good to go abroad.
Step 3: Info Session
For more information about International Co-op opportunities, watch our Online International Co-op Information Session.
You can also attend an in-person International Co-op Information Session. Dates to be confirmed on myExperience.
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.
An International Resume
Get your resume ready to go international!
Learn about country specific resume styles, and find out what you should include in your cover letter:
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.