Work or volunteer

Buildings in Venice on the water.

Why work or volunteer abroad?

Working or volunteering abroad is a great way to see the world, broaden your horizons, and gain valuable experience and skills.

In the past, Arts students have...

  • volunteered in the Dominican Republic for four weeks
  • worked on co-op at an American school in Germany
  • volunteered in an AIDS orphanage in South Africa
  • worked at a bear sanctuary in Kosovo

...and much more!

Work abroad

Co-op students can work abroad, either by applying to international co-op positions in WaterlooWorks or by finding their own jobs.

A part-time job may be possible during your exchange term; however it does depend on the specific regulations of the country you’re going to. Check out the partner university’s website for any job information for international students.


Waterloo programs

External programs

Note: While Waterloo Arts students have previously volunteered through these external programs, they are not officially affiliated with or endorsed by the University of Waterloo.