ERIC Number: ED224322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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The International Cooperative Education Exchange Consortium of Eastern Michigan University.
Eastern Michigan University's International Cooperative Education Exchange Program provides 4-month foreign professional training assignments in Germany, France, or Spain for foreign language and Language and International Trade students. Potential student participants in the exchange program are evaluated on language proficiency, academic business and economics preparation, professional experience, personal qualifications, and residence. Of the 56 students who have participated in the exchange in 3 years, 50 have been evaluated and 48 have received positive reports from their employers. Students pay their own travel expenses and a fee to the university and are paid a stipend sufficient for living expenses. The associated universities and business firms in Europe are noted and described. Language departments at other U.S. universities also participate in the consortium in order to keep student participation at a steady rate. Plans are being made to expand the program and its corporate funding base. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastern Michigan University
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).