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International Co-op Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Think about why you are interested in going abroad – work experience? Travel experience?
  • Think about where you might like to go abroad.
  • Consider taking a language course according to where you might like to go on co-op.
  • Begin to gain work experience. Find an internship, part-time job, or get involved on campus.
  • Join internationally-focused student organizations.
  • Think about when an international co-op will fit in to your academic plans at Drexel.

One Year before International Co-op

  • Begin to research opportunities in identified country or countries.
  • Attend an International Co-op Overview workshop to learn more about job opportunities and the application process.
  • Talk to friends who have been on international co-op – what advice do they have?
  • Talk to faculty and/or other connections that you may have about international opportunities.

Six Months before International Co-op

  • If you haven't already, attend an International Co-op Overview workshop to learn more about job opportunities and the application process.
  • Call 215-895-2185 to schedule a meeting with a member of the Steinbright International Co-op Team to discuss your plans.
  • Begin applying for job opportunities if you haven't done so already. Steinbright has the capability for you to interview via video conference in our office if requested by the employer.
  • Make sure that you have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your return to the United States.
  • Depending upon the country you plan to work in, check out the political situation there as well as any health concerns specific to that country.

Three Months before International Co-op

  • Finalize co-op placement and submit paperwork to a member of the Steinbright International Co-op Team.
  • Apply for a visa.
  • Research and identify housing.

One Month before International Co-op

  • Attend the International Co-op Orientation.
  • Pack your bags and enjoy the adventure!

While on International Co-op

  • Keep in touch with your co-op coordinator.
  • Take some great photos to enter into the Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest!