Things to Keep in Mind

When considering entering the International Co-op Program, keep in mind:

  • Jobs overseas are not guaranteed.
  • Wages for co-op jobs overseas are lower than in the U.S.
  • Jobs in engineering and business are usually paid; jobs in other fields may be unpaid.

The program is heavily subsidized by UC, but there are costs, such as:

  • Tuition for intensive language course
  • Airline ticket(s) (Some companies provide tickets; most do not.)

Students may be able to apply for supplemental funding through other sources, for example: