Language Courses with Work Experience Abroad

Cooperative Programs:
In Canada our partisan schools offer study + work programs. They are cooperative programs that include a period of study followed by a period of work experience. So he does not study and work the same day, nor is it a financing program where the student pays his academic course with the remuneration of his work; first the academic part is carried out and then the labor part.

These programs allow you to request a work permit for the labor part of the program. Schools offer these “study + work” programs with or without business placement service (you can search for a host company on your own if you wish, or the school can search for you for an additional cost). The student has to study English until they reach an intermediate-high level in English and / or French in order to start the work part of the program.

The paid practices offered in the programs in general are basic positions / positions, in tourism, hotels, shops, administration, sometimes business. If what you are looking for is a work experience related to your career, then an experience that really values ​​your Curriculum Vitae and increases your value in the labor market, that corresponds more to programs with unpaid internships.



The work period cannot exceed the period that has been studied. For example, if you study 3 months, your work period may not exceed more than 3 months. The minimum duration of paid work programs is 24 weeks: 12 weeks of study (or more if the student needs more time to reach an intermediate-high level) + 12 weeks of paid work. For programs with unpaid internships, the total duration may be shorter than 24 weeks, but it depends on the level of English and / or French.

In both programs (with paid or unpaid practice), one cannot start the work part of the program before having reached an intermediate-high level of English and / or French (if you are interested, I can send you a test to assess your level of English and evaluate for how long you would need to study it approximately before you can start a work practice, that would be the first step).


In ENGLAND, schools offer English + work study programs, but they are open to European citizens only!


In IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and SOUTH AFRICA, our schools also offer cooperative programs that include a period of study followed by a period of work experience. They are unpaid internships, but in general they are related to your career, so it is an experience that will really value your Curriculum Vitae and increase your value in the labor market.


English Courses + Work Experience in Canada
English Courses + Work Experience in England
French Courses + Work Experience in Canada


Work while studying:
If a cooperative program does not interest you, and you want to work at the same time you study, then maybe you will be interested to know that:


- In IRELAND, student status grants work while studying, but you have to register for a course of at least 15 hours / week for 25 weeks (6 months), and if you register for a course of at least 25 weeks you can stay legally in Ireland for up to one year: during the first 6 months you will have to study in school at least 15 hours / week and you can work up to 20 hours / week (it is the maximum number of hours one can work while studying), during the last 6 months if you don't take English courses you can work up to 40 hours / week. In that case it is not about study + work programs, work has nothing to do with school, it is the student's responsibility to find a part-time job if they want to sustain their expenses (The jobs that international students generally find are Basic level positions, in restaurants, shops, cafes ...). However, you should not rely solely on this “potential” job, it is also a requirement to obtain a student visa to show that you have enough funds to support your expenses during your stay in Ireland.

English courses in Ireland

- In SOUTH AFRICA, the student visa grants work up to 20 hours / week (only while one is studying) and to get a study visa one has to register for a course of more than 90 days.

English courses in South Africa

- In AUSTRALIA, the student visa grants work for up to 20 hours per week, the student has to register for a full-time English course (minimum 20 hours of course per week) and cannot start working before he has started his course. In that case it is not about study + work programs, work has nothing to do with school, it is the student's responsibility to find a part-time job if they want to sustain their expenses. But the school can support you in finding work for an additional cost (tips on the job market in Australia, tips for finding a job, for applying, for writing resume, arranging interviews, etc.). However, you should not rely solely on this “potential” job, it is also a requirement to obtain a student visa to show that you have enough funds to support your expenses throughout your stay in Australia.

English courses in Australia

- In NEW ZEALAND, the student visa grants work up to 20 hours per week, but the student must register for a full-time English course (minimum 20 hours of course per week) for a minimum duration of 14 weeks. In that case it is not about study + work programs, work has nothing to do with school, it is the student's responsibility to find a part-time job if they want to sustain their expenses. But the school can support you in finding work for an additional cost (tips on the job market in Australia, tips for finding a job, for applying, for writing a resume, etc.). However, you should not rely solely on this “potential” job, it is also a requirement to obtain a student visa to show that you have enough funds to support your expenses throughout your stay in Australia.

English courses in New Zealand

- In FRANCE, with a student visa a foreigner can work up to 964 hours per year (60% of the legal annual duration), then you will have the opportunity to work a part-time job while studying French.

French courses in France


It is important that you are aware that the positions that foreign students find in these 4 countries are always basic level positions, in tourism, hotels, shops, etc ...

IMPORTANT: In any of these countries, you cannot depend on a potential job to pay for your English course (the cost of the course has to be paid to the school before your trip). In addition, for any country, it is a requirement to obtain a student permit / visa to show that you have enough funds to support your expenses during your stay in the country.
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