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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
For any questions, please contact the international team at:

Sookmyung Women's University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall/Winter,
Restrictions: Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/20/2017 10/20/2017 TBA TBA
Spring/Summer 2017 10/20/2017 10/20/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Min. GPA Requirement: 2.5 Number of Positions: 2
Eligible Major(s): Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, English, General Business, International Area Studies, International Business, Marketing
Program Description:

Sookmyung Women's University

Program Description:

Sookmyung Women's University, founded in 1906, is one of South Korea's premier universities and consistently ranks in the Top 2 for women's universities. The Sookmyung Academic Real-world Training (SMART) Program, under the auspices of SMU TESOL – the first and most well-recognized ESL/EFL teacher-training program in Korea – is our flagship English language education program.

Education Assistant Co-op

Job Description

As a diverse department, SMU TESOL and the SMART program offer experience and skills development in several areas. Successful applicants will be given training and responsibilities according to their current proficiencies and career preparation goals. Co-op student will work closely with professors and administration, gaining valuable employability skills while building their professional network and international work experience. Co-op will work within the various areas:

  • Teaching Assistance in English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • ESL content creation
  • Tourism and cultural ambassadorship
  • Marketing and event planning
  • Website maintenance
  • Resource management and logistics
  • Intercultural leadership

Required Job Skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Drive product suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Interest in and aptitude for intercultural communicative competence
  • Strong communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Time management and willingness to take initiative and ownership of projects

Number of Positions: 2

Language requirement: N/A

GPA Requirement: Minimum 2.5 GPA

Hours Per Week: 20

Compensation: Unpaid, but see financial award below

Financial Award: All students automatically considered for financial award to offset costs. U.S. Citizens are eligible for $10,000 in funding from the Freeman Foundation and Steinbright.

Housing: Sookmyung will provide assistance in finding accommodation, banking, and adjusting to life in Seoul.

Visa Requirement: May be required - information will be provided for students selected



Steinbright Career Development Center
International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Voice: 215.895.2185 • Fax: 215.895.1473