Co-op/Work Abroad

If you’re in a co-op program at Georgian, you may be able to find a co-op or placement abroad!

Students are responsible for securing their own co-op positions abroad and ensuring that the placement is approved by their co-op consultant. Students can search for appropriate positions using the below resource and meeting with the international co-op consultant joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca

Once you have secured an approved co-op position abroad, the International Centre can provide support and guidance in your visa applications, finding accommodations, helping to prepare you for life abroad and general tips and advice on the country you will be visiting.

Many Georgian alumni have decided to go abroad after graduation to gain more global experience and cultural awareness before deciding on a more permanent home.

Some of Georgian’s alumni experiences have included:

  • Teaching English in Thailand
  • Tour guide in Costa Rica
  • Chef on a cruise ship
  • Photographer in Peru
  • Assistant wedding coordinator in St. Lucia
  • Bartender in Peru

Current opportunity to teach English in Spain from October to June. Free room and board, online Spanish lessons and pick-up from the airport. You will also be paid 300 euro per month. This is a fantastic way to see Europe while EARNING money! Spend your weekends and holidays visiting other countries and cities. Perfect for recent graduates or students taking a year off from college. For more information please read this document.

Let the following websites guide you in your search.

Work abroad agencies, databases and opportunities

Center for International Career Development – Global Opportunities (CICDGO)

(Based out of Seattle, Washington, USA)
CICDGO.com

  • Paid and unpaid work related opportunities and J1 Visa (work permit) processing for opportunities in the USA open to Canadian and International students.
  • Can assist with both job offer and visa processing, or just visa if student/grad already has an opportunity confirmed
  • Global opportunities around the world (paid and unpaid)
  • CICDGO is a preferred partner of CEWIL Canada (Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada) and offers CEWIL Canada member institutions (including Georgian) preferred rates for their US programs.

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or partnerships@cicdgo.com and be sure to indicate that you are from a CEWIL member institution – Georgian College

Cultural Vistas

(Based out of New York City, USA)
CulturalVistas.org

  • Paid and unpaid work related opportunities and J1 Visa (work permit) processing for opportunities in the USA open to Canadian and International students.
  • Opportunities (paid and unpaid) also exist for countries including but not limited to Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland
  • Cultural Vistas is a preferred partner of CEWIL Canada (Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada) and offers CEWIL Canada member institutions (including Georgian) preferred rates for their US programs.
  • Cultural Vistas is also willing to arrange custom short term travel opportunities for students and their teachers to explore industry and culture throughout the USA.

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or Roxana Pleacoff RPleacoff@CulturalVistas.org and be sure to indicate that you are from a CEWIL member institution – Georgian College

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

iaeste.org

  • IAESTE not only provides traineeship experience but also the valuable experience of working abroad

International Educational Exchange

(Based out of South Carolina, USA)
IEexchanges.com

  • Paid work opportunities and J1 Visa (work permit) processing for opportunities in the USA open to Canadian and International students.
  • Developing additional global opportunities – stay tuned for more information!

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or Patti and her team at info@ieeXchanges.com

International Experience Canada (IEC)

(Based out of Canada)
cic.gc.ca/english/residents/iec/index.asp

  • The government of Canada has made it easier for Canadian students to do their co-op abroad. Use this website to start your search for co-op opportunities abroad.

Pagoda Projects

(Based out of the United Kingdom)
PagodaProjects.com

  • Provides paid, funded and unpaid opportunities in China, Taiwan and Vietnam open to Canadian and International students.
  • Suitable for students and grads in Engineering and Technology programs, Business programs, Hospitality, Tourism, Sport and Recreation programs, IT programs and also offers opportunities in Design, Fashion, Education, Communications and more!

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or Ali Hashemi, ali.hashemi@pagodaprojects.com

RMC Consultants

(Owned and operated by a Canadian living in Thailand)
4-my-future.com

  • Paid work opportunities in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia open to Canadian and International students.
  • Suitable for co-op students in Hospitality & Tourism, Recreation & Leisure, possibly Business and Golf programs and any other student or grad interested in working in these related fields)
  • Provides visa/work permit support, assistance with accommodations, cultural integration, pre-departure and arrival services etc.

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or Mathieu or Precillia at internship@rmconsulting.org

Scotia Personnel

(Based out of Nova Scotia, Canada)
Scotia-Personnel-Ltd.com

  • Paid work opportunities in Australia, the UK, the Caribbean, Mauritius, Spain, USA, Switzerland, France, Italy, Korea, China, Japan, Holland, Iceland, New Zealand, Germany etc. Primarily open to Canadian students, but international students are encouraged to inquire to see if they are eligible depending on their citizenship and the passport they hold.
  • Suitable for Tourism & Hospitality, including Recreation & Leisure co-op/internship students and grads. Could be suitable for Business students and students/grads interested in teaching opportunities. Students/grads in programs working with children and in home/health care will also find suitable opportunities.
  • Scotia Personnel may also have opportunities in other fields of study, feel free to inquire further.
  • Provides visa/work permit support, assistance with accommodations, cultural integration, pre-departure and arrival services etc.

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or Marilyn and her team at info@scotia-personnel-ltd.com

SWAP: Student Work Abroad Program

(Based out of Merit Travel with offices in Toronto and across Canada)
swap.ca

  • Assists with travel planning, work authorization and paid and unpaid work opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Austria, Ireland, UK, Japan, India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam for Canadian Passport Holders under the Youth Mobility and Working Holiday Visa schemes.
  • Support offices in destination countries including job search postings and assistance
  • Japanese and Spanish language immersion programs in Japan and Costa Rica

For more information, contact joanne.foxton@georgiancollege.ca or info@swap.ca

Teaching English as a Second Language | Teaching English Abroad

TESL Canada

TESL Ontario

Job Board

Jet program – is a government sponsored program where any Canadians who have a bachelor’s degree can be placed into Japenese high schools to teach English (no teaching degree is required):    More eligibility requirement: https://jetprogramme.ca/eligibility/

Work Abroad Jobs

TransitionsAbroad.com

  • Internships leading to careers
  • teaching English
  • summer and seasonal jobs
  • freelance jobs of all types
  • volunteering