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Co-op Abroad

Enrich your education with international opportunities that feature accessibility, choice, flexibility and personalized support.

The purpose of the Co-op Abroad option is to educate current students in the global arena. With a commitment to accessibility, choice, flexibility and personal attention, Co-op Abroad makes international opportunities accessible to Co-op students. Co-op students from all TRU program areas are eligible for Co-op Abroad.

Students considering working overseas should allow up to eight months prior to departure for planning and visa application processing.

Showcase on your resume

Demonstrate cultural competency, adaptability and a global perspective to potential employers.

Immerse yourself in another culture

Become engaged in a different culture, allowing yourself to learn firsthand about customs, traditions and lifestyles.

Take advantage of professional growth

Take on challenges and opportunities that contribute to personal and professional growth.

Broaden your connections

Expand your professional network on a global scale, creating opportunities for future collaborations.

Improve your language proficiency

Take advantage of learning another language while living and working in a foreign country.

Explore and make amazing new memories

Enrich your life by traveling, exploring, and experiencing diverse landscapes, cuisines and cultural attractions.

What you need before you go

  • Be an existing co-op student.
  • Complete Co-op 1000 Career Management.
  • Apply through one of the approved Co-op Abroad programs.
  • Plan to return to TRU to complete your studies.
  • Have the support of a program advisor and co-op coordinator.

Domestic and international students are eligible. International students should consult with an ISA when applying for international postings. You must be able to secure a work permit for that country.

Co-op Abroad is not yet available for Open Learning students.

Transportation and accommodation may or may not be provided by the company. Be aware of your responsibilities.


Application deadlines are subject to change every year and programs have their own job listings. Check the program websites for job opportunities.


Gain valuable work and cultural experience abroad in Europe.

Learn more about IAESTE Canada   


Encourages, facilitates and supports student mobility between Canada and Latin America.

Learn more about Calareo   

Co-op Japan

Enrich Japanese companies with unique expertise and new perspectives.

Learn more about Co‑op Japan   

For specific job applications, contact your co-op coordinator for details.

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