WIL opportunities involving international employers give students the opportunity to engage in WIL experiences with partners located outside of Canada. Students typically undergo tailored cross-cultural and/or pre-departure training before embarking on their WIL experience.
International employer WIL program profiles
International Development Studies students complete an 8-12 month co-op work term with an organization involved in international development.
- Behrisch, T. (2016). Cost and the craving for novelty: Exploring motivations and barriers for cooperative education and exchange students to go abroad. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 17(3), 279-294.
- Bilous, R. H., Hammersley, L., & Lloyd, K. (2018). Reflective practice as a research method for co-creating curriculum with international partner organizations. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19(3), 287-296.
You can view more relevant literature on international employer WIL by visiting WatCACE's WIL research portal.