International Studies and Modern Languages

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Honours BSocSc in International Studies and Modern Languages program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all your first-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory second-year fall and winter courses
  • Students admitted into first year must have completed all third language requirement courses with the exception of the culture or civilization course prior to their first CO-OP work-term.
  • Students admitted into second year must have completed at least the intermediate level 2 of their third language requirements prior to the first CO-OP work-term.

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of Study Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Study -
2 Study Study -
3 Study Study Work 1
4 Study Work 2 Work 3
5 Study - -

Sequence 2 - for students admitted into second year who have been granted the equivalent of 15 course units

Year of Study Fall Winter Summer
1 - - -
2 Study Study -
3 Study Study Work 1
4 Study Study Work 2
5 Work 3 Study -

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • [List to come]
Examples of tasks at work
  • Interpreting scientific research and relevant multicultural biases when addressing political issues
  • Making oral presentations on international issues, research and policy
  • Providing intercultural perspectives on political issues
  • Researching and writing reports
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams to formulate policy proposals
Student salaries
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please make sure to submit your cover letter or letter of transmittal through the CO-OP Navigator by the deadline for submission.

Academic coordinators
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