There are a lot of international co-op opportunities out there that you may not be aware of. You can find some of the international co-op opportunities here! One of the easiest ways, and most recommended, to find an international co-op program is to approach the International Office at your University. Alternatively, you may also visit the Government of Canada’s International Co-op Programs website for more options.
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
IAESTE is perfect for undergrad full-time students who are interested in gaining international work experience through a paid and career-related job abroad. Students must have completed at least three-quarters of their program to be eligible for this program. This program is suitable for students between the age of 19 and 35.
Here are some of the organizations that you may want to check out if you are interested in working abroad instead! You may also visit the Government of Canada’s Travel and Work Abroad website.
My World Abroad
My World Abroad is a guide to working and living overseas. This guide is written for all types of international job seekers, from the entry-level to the seasoned professional, from university students and recent graduates to senior consultants, entrepreneurs, teachers, academics, guidance counsellors, managers, civil servants, and world travellers. It is for those making long-term career plans to work overseas and for those ready to make a career change now.
iAgora is an extensive website “created specifically for and by international people.” It has information under the categories work abroad, travel abroad and study abroad. It also has an embassy finder, housing information in many countries (actual listings), links to airlines and tourist offices throughout the world and a currency converter.
This website is designed for those searching for international work. Users can search the database by keywords or locations. It is also possible to do a general search of all jobs available. Resumes can be posted for employers to view. Visitors can also subscribe to a weekly email which provides advice and new ideas to job-seekers. There are also useful links to other job search engines.
Transitions Abroad is a bimonthly guide that provides alternatives to mass tourism such as working or studying alongside the people of the host country you are visiting. A Work Abroad Forum provides information to users on how best to search for a job overseas. Visitors can interact as well as ask questions of the editors of the magazine. Jobs and schools can be found through searches. Those curious can choose from program listings such as adult education, internships, volunteer jobs etc., or by resource listings such as work abroad or short-term work abroad.
Idealist provides a listing of more than 20,000 non-profit and community organizations in over 140 countries. Visitors can browse or search by a specific name. A non-profit career center lists hundreds of available jobs and internships. A Job Mailing List can be subscribed to for daily updates of new listings.