COVID-19 updates for co-op students

  • Learn about changes to the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 work terms, including: 
    • Flexible pathways in place to help you complete your work term
    • Updated hiring and interview procedures
    • Current University travel policies and remote work guidelines
    • Resources to help you search for work in light of the current climate
  • Have you been asked to work remotely? We've put together six great tips to help you navigate this transition as a co-op student.
  • For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Working abroad

Photo Contest 2018 - 1st Place

2018 Co-op Photo Contest: 1st place winner - Rebecca Wong, Mechanical Engineering, on her Spring 2018 work term to Hong Kong

See all contest photos: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

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: