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Work & volunteer abroad

By taking a paid job, an internship or a volunteer position abroad, you'll gain incredible experience and learn about a new country while you're at it.

International co-op

As a co-op student, you could complete a work term abroad, gaining intercultural skills and earning money while you travel.

The Co-op Program will help you search for work abroad as well as offer support around funding, pre-departure preparation (including identifying your intercultural competencies and what to consider when working in a new environment) and more.


Volunteering in other countries can help you develop intercultural skills that you can apply throughout your career. Explore international volunteer opportunities and access resources to help you find the perfect position.

Develop intercultural competencies

UVic has identified four intercultural competencies that can help you become a strong global citizen. Learn more about your competencies before embarking on an international work experience.

Career services

If you're not sure what work you might want to do abroad, UVic's Career Services can help. Career educators are here to support you as you explore your career interests, identify and gain experience and apply for the work you want.