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 International Co-op Team. Apply for a visa. Research and identify housing. Attend pre-departure orientation. One Month Before International Co-op Pack your bags and enjoy the adventure! While on International Co-op Keep in touch with your co-op advisor. Take some great photos to enter into the Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest!