Gain international experience

  • Working abroad
  • Volunteering
  • Internships

Mount Royal University

International Education: international resources for work and volunteering abroad

Career Services:

Government of Canada – Global Affairs Canada

International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)
A program for Canadian graduates (ages 19 to 30 inclusive) which provides eligible youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment.
International Experience Canada (IEC)
Are you looking for a working holiday, international work experience, or Co-op internship? IEC secures youth mobility arrangements and agreements to make it easier to travel and work in other countries for up to one year.

My World Abroad

Expert advice for anyone considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work! Mount Royal students and graduates – register and login for free access to My World Abroad and start building your global career skills today.

Note: a Mount Royal e-mail address is required to register. If you are a graduate of a credit program but do not have a Mount Royal e-mail address, contact Career Services to be added manually.

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Links to international volunteer and work abroad opportunities

AIESEC – International Association for Students in Economics and Commercial Sciences
Through professional internships and volunteer abroad programs, AIESEC provides students with challenging opportunity's to live and work in a foreign country in areas of management, technology, education, and development. Contact your Mount Royal AIESEC chapter at:

Alberta Abroad
Alberta Abroad provides talented young Alberta post-secondary graduates the opportunity to work in international organizations through short-term work placements called "externships."

Anywork Anywhere
Jobs and resources for work throughout the UK and worldwide.
Connecting short-term job and volunteer adventurers to unique opportunities worldwide.

Canada World Youth (CWY)
Canada World Youth (CWY) offers international educational programs for young people ages 15 to 35. CWY is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens.

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP)
A non-profit Canadian organization that  promotes volunteering as an expression of civic contribution and assists with community development.

Crossroads International
Over 50 years experience working with Canadian volunteers in parts of Africa and South America, ensuring the success of partnership projects to promote the rights of women and eradicating poverty.

Strengthens economic and social well-being in Canada and abroad through engagement of skilled and experienced Canadian volunteers.

An international development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of skilled volunteers. Our volunteers collaborate with local groups on projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Career Cross Japan 
Jobs in Japan and Japanese-related positions overseas.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 
Work and internship opportunities in the US.

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EuroGraduate LIVE
European graduate career guide for jobs and opportunities in Europe.

Global Service Corps
International volunteer service in Cambodia, Thailand and Tanzania.

A directory of third world and US opportunities.

JET Programme 
Promotes grass roots internationalization at the local level by inviting graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan.

Peace Corps
Volunteers working in areas of education, youth outreach, community development, the environment, and information technology.

Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP) 
The Canadian Federation of Students helps students find work abroad.

United Nations Volunteers – Online Volunteering
Connects volunteers with organizations to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.

UN Volunteers
Volunteerism worldwide; news, views and resources.

Work the World
Healthcare internships in Africa, Asia and South America for undergraduate students.

Youth Challenge International (YCI) 
YCI engages with youth and communities across the world to address local development issues. Volunteer in one of YCI’s international youth development programs!

Queens University International Centre 

Work abroad research 

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