International work-integrated learning The International Work-integrated Learning (IWIL) program has been established to ensure that you are job-ready for an increasingly globalized market. As an important element of education, work-integrated learning intentionally integrates your academic studies within a work setting. Such an opportunity abroad will help you gain an invaluable global perspective and build worldwide networks. By stepping out of your comfort zone and into a broader universe, you will also be able to enhance many essential skills that you can depend on in your future career. WHERE CAN STUDENTS GO? Work-integrated learning opportunities may be self-directed. EQWIP HUBS also provides opportunities for work integrated placements in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania. Placements are typically 3 months in length. In-country support is also provided to assist with accommodations and logistics. To learn more, contact email@example.com. Step 1: Contact Placement Officer If you are interested in doing a placement abroad, talk to your placement officer about the guidelines and the processes needed for approval from your academic faculty. STEP 2: Explore IWIL Opportunities Work with your placement officer to identify the right host employer/organization for you and complete the required paperwork for a placement from your academic faculty. In general, the International Education Office does not recruit for any employer/organization around the world. It is your responsibility to find and secure an IWIL opportunity. Below is a list of host employers/organizations that are recognized for facilitating international work opportunities/volunteering experiences. You are encouraged to research the host employers/organizations listed below and also to consider job search websites to find a host employer/organization that you would like to join. Canada World Youth CANADEM Care Canada Connect 123 Cross-Cultural Solutions DAAD Rise Devex Eldis Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Go Abroad Go Eco Habitat for Humanity IAESTE Canada International Experience Canada International Rural Exchange International Volunteer HQ INTERNeX Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) Operation Groundswell Outreach 360 Pagoda Projects Projects Abroad Rooftops Canada Stepabroad SWAP Working Holidays TakingITGlobal Ubelong Trips United Nations Internship Programme Volunteering Solutions World University Service of Canada (WUSC) World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) Youth Challenge International STEP 3: Complete Travel Forms & Prepare Travel Documents After your paperwork for an IWIL opportunity is approved by your academic faculty, you need to complete 4 travel forms and prepare 1 travel document: Assumption of Risks and Release of Liability Form Request for Student Travel Outside Ontario Form Traveler Information and Emergency Contact Form Media Release Form A copy of the information and photo page of a valid passport *All the forms must be completed in Adobe with a digital signature on each of them. When saving the completed forms, please name each form as “Form Name - Student Full Name” (e.g. Media Release Form -John Smith). As for the copy of your passport, please name it “Copy of Passport - Student Full Name”. STEP 4: Submit Travel Forms & Travel Documents Please submit all the completed travel forms along with the travel document to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 8 weeks prior to the start date of your chosen opportunity. What’s Next? After receiving all the required paperwork in their correct form, the International Education Office will contact you via email with the steps forward. You may be eligible to apply for a travel bursary/scholarship offered by the International Education Office. Please go to Financial Support for more information. In addition, you are required to attend pre-departure training and strongly encouraged to access and study all the resources in Before You Go and While Abroad in advance to ensure a safe experience abroad. If you are not a Canadian citizen, refer to the Consular Office of the country to which you intend to travel at least 8 weeks in advance. Please keep in mind that you will need the proper authorization to legally work in the country that you will live in, even if your placement abroad is unpaid.