International Co-op Process
The International Co-op process is a collaborative effort between you, your primary Co-op Faculty Coordinator, and your International Co-op Counselor, all of whom will be integral to the process.
To begin, you should:
- Attend one of our info-sessions to get more information about the program and the opportunities on offer.
- Meet with your primary Co-op Faculty Coordinator in person to discuss your interest in International Co-op. Your specific coordinator is listed on your Banner account. Ask them to release you for International Co-op.
- Make an appointment with the appropriate International Co-op Counselor to begin exploring countries and opportunities that might interest you. Who should I meet with?
|Throughout the semester, you will be working closely with both your Co-op Faculty Coordinator and your International Co-op Counselor. It is important to keep each informed about your search process.|
Co-op Faculty Coordinator
International Co-op Counselor
|It is important to copy both of these people on every email so that both are kept up-to-date.|
- If you are developing your own International Co-op, you must have the position approved by your Co-op Faculty Coordinator. Your International Co-op Counselor will help you with the necessary pre-departure documents and it is mandatory that you attend the Pre-Departure Orientation. If you fail to meet with both advisers you will not be officially placed on co-op, and subsequently will be considered withdrawn from the university.
- All international students must meet with ISSI before co-op, even they are returning to their home country.
- You can also continue to search for domestic opportunities with your primary Co-op Faculty Coordinator to increase your odds of successfully finding a placement.
Before leaving for International Co-op
- You must attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation held by the International Co-op Office.
- Be sure you have completed all of your necessary pre-departure documents.
- Fill out the Travel Log through your MyNEU “Services and Links” tab.
While on International Co-op
- Your International Co-op Counselor is your primary contact if you have any problems while you are out of the country, but also make sure to inform your Co-op Faculty Coordinator so they may both assist you.
Returning from International Co-op
- You must complete all of the reflection and evaluation materials required by your Co-op Faculty Coordinator.
- The International Co-op Office hosts a Re-Entry Celebration which helps students debrief their experience.
- You will be asked to provide feedback to the International Co-op Office about your experience abroad.