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J-1 visa programs


Program fees

Program fees for the « Work and Travel USA program » are 600£ for a 5-month period.


Program fees include

  • Screening for program eligibility and verification of English ability
  • Certificate of Eligibility, Form DS-2019
  • Parenthese and CIEE services
  • Complete insurance coverage
  • CIEE support in the United States throughout your stay.
  • 24/7 help line in the United States. An emergency phone line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Online orientation
  • The CIEE Information Card with all contact details and links to web pages containing practical information to help you organize your trip (Social Security, regulations, administrative formalities, etc.…)
  • Preferential prices and conditions with our partner travel agency Travel Voyages.

We can assist you in securing a host company in the U.S. This service is given free of charge to participants who have not found their employer yet. We’re here for you: don’t hesitate to contact us!


Program fees do not include

  • A placement service
  • The J-1 visa fee of 160 USD at the American Consulate (including the appointment scheduling fee)
  • SEVIS fees (£27 in November 2017). Please note that this fee has to be paid to Parenthese and you must add it to your Program fees.
  • Airplane ticket (ranging from £620 to £1250 depending on the season and destination)
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional services (accelerated processing fee), Express mail fee



  • Acceleration fee: £120 for receipt of your DS-2019 in 2 weeks maximum
  • Express mail fee: £70
  • Taxback fee (optional paid service for your income tax return)