Working Abroad Programs

Co-op Japan Program

The Canada-Japan Co-op Program is a Canadian university/college based, international co-op/internship program linking some of the best engineering, science, business and arts discipline undergraduate students from across Canada with highly committed Japanese businesses. The Canada-Japan Co-op Program formally integrates an undergraduate student's Canadian academic studies with valuable work experience in a Japanese company. The program is open to Canadian universities and colleges and is currently administered from The University of British Columbia.

For more information, visit the official Co-op Japan website at


1. Co-op students from member Canada-Japan Co-op institutions who have completed at least one Co-op work term or will do so prior to commencement of their work term/internship in Japan.

2. Students who have completed AT LEAST one Japanese language course (credit or non-credit).

Note: Students can apply if they agree to register and complete a Japanese course prior to departure.

3. Students who have at least one full time academic term to complete upon their return from their co-op/internship in Japan.

Science Co-op students should apply through the program Director, Dr. Javed Iqbal . Intake usually takes place in late September for placements in the following summer.

Canada-Japan Co-op Program Information Session:

DATE&TIME:                      -Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 from Noon to 1:00pm
                                            -Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

In addition there will be another information session on September 27th (Friday) for the Science Co-op students only, in case you cannot attend any of the above two sessions or may have additional questions.

LOCATION:                         Engineering Co-op Office, Boardroom 2385 East Mall (Pulp and Paper Centre)



RISE Program

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

  • Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering, or a closely related field)
  • RISE provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses
  • Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors
  • German language is not required and the working language will be in English

For more information, visit their website at:


Application Dates: 

November 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)

Letters of reference:
November 1, 2019 – December 22, 2019 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)

Application Details:
-Students are required to submit an official transcript as part of their RISE application. Official transcripts can be obtained from SIS. The Co-op transcript is not sufficient for this purpose.
-The Co-op office can issue the Certificate of Enrollment (COE) form and can be requested by emailing <>.


Students who wish to apply should inform your Co-op Coordinator regarding your participation in this program.


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IAESTE Program

IAESTE - International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

Located in over 80 countries, IAESTE is an international student exchange program for full-time students interested in gaining professional job experience abroad and employers interested in hiring international student trainees.
For more information, please visit IAESTE's website at:


Application deadline: November 23, 2018


Students who wish to apply should inform your Co-op Coordinator regarding your participation in this program.


Students can obtain valuable paid, technical work opportunities while traveling and working in another country. Some of their internships can be counted as your Co-op work term if they meet the basic o-op requirements.

For more information, visit their website at:

Students who wish to apply should inform your Co-op Coordinator regarding your participation in this program.