Work abroad

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See the world while you work.

Have you considered mixing adventure, travel and work? You can gain many benefits from taking a job abroad. Your experiences in a new place can help you to diversify and deepen your skills. You can also gain a sense of the importance of cultural versatility. And you will learn—not only about your profession, but about yourself and others, as well as other countries.

Explore job opportunities around the globe

Interested in pursuing a work term abroad, a summer job overseas, or full-time international employment after graduation? Check out MyWorldAbroad and more websites for opportunities:


Contains articles, quizzes and information on working and living abroad, regardless of your goals: finding work or study opportunities, or learning a language. Includes stories and testimonials from students.

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Set up a free MyWorldAbroad account with your UWaterloo email address. 

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International opportunities


United States (U.S.):

You must have a valid visa, permit and/or passport to the country of employment for your work abroad term. Obtaining a visa/permit for working abroad varies depending on your work term location.

  • Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP 
    A law firm with an immigration practice and information for international job candidates.

  • MADRE 
    A program for marginalized candidates, especially women and girls. Note that if you are an international applicant, you must be authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Washington Internship Institute 
    Internship program tied to positions in Washington, DC across a variety of industries.

To go or not to go? Hear from other students!

Considering an experience abroad but unsure if it's the right fit for you? Take in these stories from other students who plunged into the international job market. See all recent international co-op stories.