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Working abroad

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Welcome to international co-op!

Experience a work term in your field of study outside of Canada.

  • There were more than 2,600 co-op work terms in 60+ countries in 2014/15.  See Strategic Plan Indicators for Global Prominence & Internationalization
  • Most outside-of-Canada work terms are in the USA, while others take place outside of North America in locations such as Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
  • Most international jobs posted in WaterlooWorks are for jobs in the USA.
  • About 70 per cent of co-op students working in the USA are employed through CECA's administration system.
  • About 50-55% per cent of co-op students working internationally, outside of Canada and USA, arrange their own jobs.

Learn more about working abroad, by reviewing:

Mandatory pre-departure sessions and deadlines

Don't miss out on these important dates throughout the process of arranging a co-op job abroad!

Relevant contacts

Student insights

Connecting the Dots

  • Read about an alumni's successful international career
    Photo of David Schuetz