To go or not to go? Hear from others!

Each year, 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 these great blogs, by students and for students, about their experiences abroad.

Serena Zoe Valles

Building a global architectural résumé

Serena Zoe Valles, a fourth-year Architectural Engineering student, shares how she took advantage of international co-op opportunities to build her architectural résumé. 

Maya Rukavina-Nolsoe

Working on robots in Germany

Maya Rukavina-Nolsoe is a third-year student in Mechanical Engineering. She shares how she balances her interest in travel and her passion for robotics.

Andrew Ding

“It’s hard to be stressed in Switzerland”

Andrew Ding (he/him) is a fourth-year Geomatics student in the Faculty of Environment. Andrew shares how he is shaping a sustainable future for himself and the world, one co-op at a time. 

Hima Sheth, a co-op student

Hima's journey in Boston!

Hima Sheth, a second-year computer science student at Waterloo, shares her experiences arranging her own co-op positions, what it is like to work in a different country, and details into her daily life working as a software developer intern for Google.

Souhail Aboulhoda, a co-op student

Working at Lynk Global in Dubai

Souhail Aboulhoda, a third-year international student in Honours Science and Business, shares his various co-op experiences including his challenges and key learnings. Hear his advice for students going into co-op.

Brandon Goh, a co-op student

Co-op experience at Tesla

Brandon Goh, a third-year 
Mechatronics Engineering student shares his co-op experiences that range from debugging financial applications to programming cutting-edge innovations, such as Tesla’s humanoid robot!


Share your experience

Have you completed a work abroad experience? We want to hear from you! Share your experience with us to help empower other students to make the leap and work abroad. By sharing your experience, you are also getting valuable exposure to employers and fellow students to help launch you further into success! 

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