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Welcome to the Global Career Center (GCC) dedicated Drexel University web page.  You will find the information you need about the international co-op program options and will be able to submit your program fees via the button below.

International Co-op Program Process

For Fall - Winter 2021/2022 all international co-op placements will be completed virtually.

You will apply via the Drexel University portal.  Applications were closed and reviewed by the GCC team based on past experience and current feedback.  Drexel University has communicated if your application was selected to move forward in the process.

GCC will send you a welcome email asking you to fill out a pre-placement questionnaire, including resume upload.  The welcome email will also include a prompt to schedule a pre-placement meeting.  That meeting must be completed by end of day Friday 6 August 2021.

The pre-placement meeting is an opportunity for GCC to learn more about your background and career or academic goals as well as provide context for international co-op opportunities in the location(s) for which your application is under consideration.

After this meeting, your university will provide an update on the status of your application, including if offer of placement in a specific city.  Confirmation of acceptance with university is necessary to move forward in the process and placement.  After the university shares your confirmation with GCC, the placement process moves forward to match you with a company for your international co-op placement.

Our placement process is highly personalized to you.  We conduct employer outreach on your behalf based on the information you provide us.  We do not pre-source placements.

International Co-op Program Dates

Fall/Winter placements take place between 20 September 2021 and 25 March 2022.

These placements are a minimum of 3-months and a maximum of 6-months.

Students will work in placements and on projects that are equivalent to professional work.  The hours vary by location and employer, with a mix of synchronous ("live") meetings and asynchronous (independent) work.  Anticipate about 20 hours a week on average for your co-op.

Prior to and during your international co-op, GCC will provide professional development workshops or materials covering topics ranging from how to navigate the remote workplace to networking online to interviewing via video.  These workshops are augmented by virtual cultural activities related to the location in which your international co-op takes place.  In addition, you will have the opportunity for individual coaching from GCC throughout and beyond your placement.

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International Co-op Program Costs

Program fee is $1,000 USD

A deposit of $250 USD will be invoiced approximately 1 August 2021 and will be applied to the total program fee. 


The deposit is not refundable if you withdraw more than 7 calendar days after submitting your program confirmation to the University.

The remainder of the program fee will be due 15 September 2021.

Student should plan to budget for unpaid placements. Likelihood of compensation varies with local governments, industry norms, company policy and student experience



International Co-op Program Locations

GCC can place students in most fields of study and areas of interest.  Placements will be commensurate with academic levels, skills, and experience. Certain locations have more opportunities in certain industries.  Guidance on opportunities for individual students has been provided based on past experience and current feedback during the application phase and early in the placement process.  

For Fall/Winter 2021-2022 the following locations are on offer through Drexel University:


London, UK   


Vancouver, Canada