International Cooperative Education


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To become an ICE Program Participant, you must first apply. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Upon receipt of your application, ICE will contact you to arrange for an interview. Once your application is accepted, you'll be required to prepare a number of pre and post program assignments.

Student's awarded a position in the ICE Program, will receive an ICE Program Participant Packet, which provides a general program orientation and an outline and list of deadlines for the pre and post program written assignments. NOTE: ICE reserves the right to withdraw any student from the Program who does not comply with all assignments and deadlines. Once accepted, ICE immediately begins coordinating a Student's internship, and helps prepare the Student for an experience of a life time!

For a detailed list of commitments and obligations of a program participant, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before you apply..

Eligibility & Requirements


All nationalities are welcome to apply


At the time of departure between 18~30 years.  Exceptions may apply.

Academic Standing

Full-time student (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate) at accredited U.S. college or university.  Exceptions may apply.

Language Skill

For jobs requiring a foreign language, applicants must have completed, with a B or higher, at least one year of college-level instruction in the host country language prior to departure, or comparable experience with the language.


Applicants must be available to work during the summer months. Some positions require a 10 - 12 months time commitment.


The student, upon being awarded placement in the ICE Program, must submit a 5-page paper of intent; learn job related vocabulary; become acquainted with current events in the U.S. and host country, write a letter of introduction to the employer as well as a 10-page pre-departure paper on the host-country; and summarize the actual experience in a 15-page final report.