Girl walking with the words adventure meets experience

Explore the world through co-op

Experience a work term in your field of study outside of Canada. Your journey starts here. Learn more about co-op work terms abroad.

Student stories

Student stories

Waterloo students work abroad in places all over the world. They return with valuable work and life experiences—from learning a new language or skill to exploring their intercultural effectiveness. Read our blogs, written by students, about their experiences abroad.


scenic mountainscape at dusk

Where in the world!? co-op photo contest

Who doesn’t love a good photo? We sure do! Take pictures of your experience working and living abroad. We want to see and share it with other students to inspire them. Learn about eligibility and how to submit a photo. 


Overview landscape of lush green jungle and ocean

Make an impact through sustainability

Working abroad is a great opportunity to make a difference for our shared planet. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight that sustainability is a critical pathway to build prosperity, equity and a healthy planet.


Contact our team

Our team is here to support you on your work abroad journey: