International organizations

There are many different organizations to choose from when looking for an International Field Studies placement. Students have travelled with a variety of organizations, some of the most popular ones which are listed below.

You can check out where previous students have gone and what they've done on the student experiences page.


Beyond Borders logo. Beyond Borders at St. Jerome's University. Run from St. Jerome's University here on University of Waterloo campus, Beyond Borders is a three-credit academically centred international service-learning experience. The program is designed to help students develop leadership skills for a changing global society, become aware of and concerned about social justice, and gain valuable experience volunteering with development organizations at home and abroad. The Beyond Border's
program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and a 90-day
placement abroad. Many Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) students have
participated in meaningful beyond borders placements.

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Serving And Learning Together (SALT) logo. Mennonite Central Committee's Serving And Learning Together (SALT) program is a year-long cross-cultural service experience for Christian young adults from the United States and Canada. Participants live with local host families, serving in a variety of assignments with partners in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and Central America and the Middle East. The program seeks
to further international goodwill and understanding, reconciliation and peace-
building, and participant's personal, professional and spiritual growth.

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Student Without Borders logo.Students without Borders (SWB) is a World University Service of Canada (WUSC) program that seeks to promote student volunteerism, foster youth leadership and work in partnership with communities around the world. Through SWB, students are provided with an internship opportunity to work and contribute to development projects with WUSC's local partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on a "needs driven" approach, both the student and the local partner organization benefit from such an experience.

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There are also resources to help you find placements:

World Volunteer Web logo.The World Volunteer Web supports the volunteer community by serving as a global clearing-house for information and resources linked to volunteerism that can be used for campaigning, advocacy and networking. It is an online hub where the community can meet, share resources and coordinate activities to mobilize volunteer action in support of the Millennium Development Goals.

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My World Abroad

University of Waterloo Career Services provides access to "MyWorldAbroad," a powerful resource for connecting to internship opportunities as well as other useful information for students planning internships overseas. Your University of Waterloo email address is all you need to access the tools in this powerful guide.

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View our Peace and Conflict Studies Career Guide (PDF) for additional information, resources and links to other international organizations.