COVID-19 updates for co-op students

Learn about changes to your work terms, including, hiring and interview procedures, university travel policies, remote work guidelines and additional supports. For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Working abroad

Welcome to international co-op!

Experience a work term in your field of study outside of Canada. Learn more about co-op work terms abroad through this site.

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Mandatory co-op work term readiness training

If you have done a previous work term abroad or not, you must complete the online co-op work term readiness training in LEARN. This is mandatory for all Waterloo students.  Instructions will be sent to you once your job is on your work term record and you have been enrolled in the training.

Relevant contacts

  • International visas/permits to go abroad:
  • International (non-USA) co-op opportunities:
  • USA J-1 visa information:
  • USA co-op opportunities: Your assigned WTS (information on WaterlooWorks)
  • Co-op work permits for international visa students studying at uWaterloo: