Cooperative Education Abroad
Cooperative Education is a model of work-integrated learning in which classroom learning is supplemented by real work experience. It is a component of a study program that assists students in gaining real-world work experience once they have accomplished a particular degree of knowledge and theory accumulation in their studies. Cooperative education will be organized in a systematic way. Throughout the cooperative education practice, the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development energetically facilitates the operation and cooperation between the Programs and the workplace in order to achieve maximum efficiency in training students.
The School of Political Science and Laws’ Cooperative Education program requires students to work in the workplace for at least one semester, or roughly 16 weeks. Students will choose a workplace in which they desire to work. The Programs will analyze the quality of the workplace and interview students to identify the suitability of employment and workplace for each student in collaboration with Walailak’s Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development. Throughout the working time, there is also a system of advisers to oversee and coordinate between students and the workplace until the students complete their job and report their results to the Programs.
In this regard, the School maintains an international network of workplaces with whom each program and its personnel have maintained constant contact and coordination. Those workplaces are prepared to devote serious attention to students’ training throughout their employment. Students can choose from a variety of jobs in foreign countries based on their interests, including positions in educational institutions, government agencies dealing with foreign affairs, hotels and tourist offices, industrial companies, arts and culture agencies, and non-governmental organizations.