International Cooperative Education

 


About Us

 
 

Since 1971, ICE has placed more than sixteen thousand (16,000) United States college and university students in work/internship positions throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.  ICE program participants have worked in automotive plants in Germany, schools in China, supermarkets in Japan, and in Aboriginal communities in Australia, for example.

Students commonly do their internships during the summer, but we can schedule them when you want to travel and work abroad.  Internships last a minimum of 8 to 12 weeks, depending on the position.

Dr. Seefeldt has more than 40 years of placement experience.  He personally visits every employer in each country to investigate the working environment for the students, and then makes follow-up visits after the students are placed and being working. 

See what returning students are saying.

Read testimonials from university career and placement offices

Over the years we've recognized that there is much meaning and hope behind the term INTERNATIONAL. At ICE we interpret International to mean the following:

 

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Involve Yourself

 

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Never Give Up!

 

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Think Positive

 

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Enjoy

 

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Respect

 

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Notice

 

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Adapt

 

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Travel

 

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Inquire

 

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Open Mind

 

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New Friends + Places

 

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Ask Questions

 

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Learn and Live a Foreign Language

We are proud to provide references from some of the college placement officers we work with.  For a testimonial, please contact:
    Bill Nolting at University of Michigan
    Dario Bravo at UCLA
    Marcie Kirk-Holland at University of California at Davis
    Dr. William Petig at Stanford University

"I have worked with Dr. Seefeldt for nearly two decades. His programs are of the highest quality.  I particularly appreciate his expertise and the comprehensive nature of his programs. His years of experience are reflected in his programs.  He addresses the most critical issues a student needs when planning an overseas internship; work authorization, housing, internship placements and insurance.  Few other programs offer students paid placements.  In addition to high quality, ICE programs are very cost effective.  No other program matches Dr. Seefeldt's commitment to fostering cross-cultural immersion. Quality, cost-effectiveness and commitment are three of the most important attributes I consider when advising students of their options for overseas internships, which is why I consistently refer students to ICE."
  -Marcie Kirk Holland, Project Manager, UC Davis Internship & Career Center

"For more than two decades Stanford students, especially those who could not fit our own program into their tight schedules, have participated in summer internships through the International Cooperative Education Program developed by Dr. Seefeldt. When possible, this program tries to match students with jobs that reflect their interests or majors as well as linguistic skills. Whether selling bread in the bakery of a Migros grocery store in Switzerland, designing cars for Opel outside of Munich or working on a farm in Northern Germany, these students all have returned enthusiastic about their summer experience along with greatly improved language skills and a deeper understanding and appreciation for the people and culture of the country in which they worked. For many this summer experience was life changing and directly influenced their choice of future careers. Perhaps the best testimony to the success of this program is that some of our students have returned to do a second internship, often with the same employer. ICE is one of the oldest and most successful summer internship programs abroad, and I endorse it enthusiastically."
   -Dr. William E. Petig, German Studies, Stanford University