What you need to know

  • Q: Who is eligible for International Co-op?
    All full-time Northeastern students are eligible for International Co-op. There are even opportunities for first-time co-op’s.
  • Q: Where do I start?
    Firstly, please attend one of our info-sessions on campus for more information on the opportunities and then schedule an appointment with the appropriate counselor via our website.
  • Q: What happens if I do not get offered the job?
    If you do not get offered a position abroad the co-op cordinators will work hard to try and locate another international opportunity for you. Otherwise, you should try to find something domestic.
  • Q: How do I find housing in my host country?
    The housing situation abroad varies according to location. For example, some companies offer their employees housing while others do not. In many cases we put students in touch with past students for helpful tips regarding housing resources or connect them with the Co-op Connections Office.
  • Q: What support do I have while I am abroad?
    All students will go through a pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Global Experience Office. Orientation sessions will go over essential information including logistics, safety, insurance, and travel. Northeastern University provides all student with AON WorldAware,  a 24-hour, worldwide emergency medical and security evacuation service.  While it does not replace health insurance, WorldAware can provide students with emergency medical care or get them to a medical facility.   If students are in a dangerous location AON WorldAware can evacuate them. AON WorldAware can also help students with Pre-Departure Country Information, Safety, Security, and Vaccinations, Lost Passport/Travel Documents, Lost/Stolen Luggage, Hospital Referrals, and Emergency Cash Transfer..

Our team is here to support you but you are also expected to act wisely and be responsible in your host country!