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We keep our fees transparent and as low as possible

1. Facilitator Fee $350  NON REFUNDABLE
     
As your facilitator
  • We will send out your CV to our host employers and/or program sponsors
  • We will provide you the feedback from these companies and/or program sponsors
  • We will schedule the interviews
  • We will prepare you well for these upcoming interviews
  • We will work towards  the signing of the internship agreement with the host employer and/or program sponsor
  • Check for completeness / request for missing documents to ensure these are filled out properly
  • Comprehensive support when completing all documents.
  • Ongoing support to your host company in the preparation of the official training plan.
  • Visa assistance in processing your J-1 visa at your local embassy
  • Mock/practice interview for your consular interview appointment
  • Travel agent assistance for all your travel needs with discount on applicable products.
 
2. Program Sponsor Fee 
     20%                  Upon completion of NEWSTART application  submission to the  Program  Sponsor
     80%                  Upon initial review of the  application by the Program Sponsor
  If you want to know the Program Sponsor processing timeline click here
 

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

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TEACHERS

We have program sponsors that offer zero program fees or salary deduction program fees. 

ESTIMATE INITIAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES FOR TEACHERS
PROGRAM SPONSOR APPLICATION FEE$100-$200
SEVIS FEE$220
CREDENTIAL EVALUATION$150-$200
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST$150
DS-160 FEE$160

PROGRAM SPONSOR FEE STRUCTURE FOR 2021-2022 INTERNSHIP /TRAINEESHIP

* This is an estimate only. The fee estimate  below is NOT for teachers

duration  / fees by program sponsor*

MONTHS FEES
1 $1,595.00
2 $1,670.00
3 $1,745.00
4 $1,820.00
5 $1,895.00
6 $2,020.00
7 $2,095.00
8 $2,170.00
9 $2,245.00
10 $2,320.00
11 $2,395.00
12 $2,520.00
13 $2,545.00
14 $2,570.00
15 $2,595.00
16 $2,620.00
17 $2,645.00
18 $2,670.00

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDed

  • Paid Training Placement in USA host company
  • DS-2019 Form required to apply for your J-1 Visa
  • Training/ Internship Plan (DS-7002) provided by your Host employer
  •  $220 SEVIS Fee
  • Health Insurance coverage + 30 day grace period at the end of the program
  • Pre departure materials for preparing you for your J-1 program
  • Participant pre-arrival and post-arrival information to prepare for the program
  • J-1 visa application consultation and assistance
  • Mock/trial consular interview practise
  • Up to 30 days allowed for travel at the end of the program
  • Access to tax refund services and assistance in claiming taxes paid
  • On-going support for the duration of the program
  • Travel agent assistance for all your pre arrival & post arrival travel/accommodation needs

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa fee $160 paid directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate if approved for sponsorship by Program Sponsor 
  • Round-trip airfare (est. $700-$1500). Our partner Thompson Travel Deals offers assistance for all your travel needs
  • Transportation to/from the airport to your host city
  • Housing in the U.S.
  • Transportation in the U.S.
  • Meals
  • Entertainment and/or other personal expenses
  • Medical expenses not covered by your accident & sickness insurance plan
  • Miscellaneous fees applying to some participants (see below)

Except for the Visa Fee, our partner Thompson Travel Deals can provide you assistance  with  the above.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Dependent Spouse or Child of J-1 Applicant (will be issued a DS-2019 for a J-2 Visa): $850 for first dependent; $300 for each additional
  • Dependent Accident & Sickness Insurance: $60 per month, per dependent
  • Reprint of Lost/Damaged DS-2019: $100
  • Insurance for early arrival (if arriving more than one week before your start date): $60
  • Change of Host Employer: $350non-refundable application processing fee (if a site visit is necessary to evaluate host employer for program participation, an additional $250 site visit fee payable by new host employer will be required)