What you need to know before going abroad

Finalizing preparations for your international work term? Here’s some important information to ensure you are ready for success!

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Work abroad co-op requirements

Check off every to-do item on the list to ensure your work abroad experience meets all of the co-op requirements.

Check out co-op requirements.


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Health coverage

Having health coverage abroad is essential in case of illness or injury. Please ensure you have the proper coverage before you head off on your journey abroad. 

See health coverage options.


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Planning for an emergency

Your safety is a top priority! Be prepared for an emergency as anything can happen. 

Plan for an emergency.


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Travel essentials

Getting ready to travel? Here’s a comprehensive list of essentials you’ll need to know about before you go.

See our travel essentials list.


Picture your experience...

Enter our 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 to inspire others! 

Oh, and did we mention there are prizes?

Co-op photo contest 2020 2nd Place WinnerImage taken by Daniel Kwon, Systems Design Engineering, on his work term in Norway (2020)