"As I entered my last year of university the biggest question was, what am I going to do when I graduate? Should I start working full-time, begin a post-graduate program, travel or take time off?” -Mark Webster
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, did you know that you can spend your co-op term as an intern abroad?
Gain valuable international work experience related to your field of study while exploring a new country and making new friends. Now that’s a great way to earn extra credits!
In this global economy, being a highly skilled worker with diverse international experience will only make you more marketable in an increasingly competitive job market. A co-op term abroad is a great way to add these experiences to your resumé and will also help you with the transition from school to the working world.
International Experience Canada (IEC) secures bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangements and agreements with different countries around the world to make it easier for you to travel and work in other countries for up to one year.
Spend your co-op term helping to run a youth hostel in Slovenia, working at a museum in France, or planning conferences in Taiwan... The possibilities are as endless as the many experiences that add to your credits and your resumé!
Canadian citizens have two options for planning an International Co-op (Internship) term abroad
Independent Travel Abroad
Travel Abroad Through a Recognized Organization