Programme Fees

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Remember - the fees cover the time you are actually IN the USA- not just the time you spend at your Internship.
You are allowed to apply to arrive in the USA up to 30 days before your official internship start date and apply to remain in the US for up to 30 days after your internship finishes but you will need to apply for this on the application and pay for the additional time in the USA

For example, if you are have a 12 month internship, but plan to fly out the week before AND stay the max 30 days after, this will mean a 14 month programme.

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*Please note all programme fees are in UK Sterling (Pounds).
**Legal documents requiring Shipping outside the UK or Ireland will be charged accordingly. You will be able to choose between UK Royal Mail international Delivery (where available for your country) or UPS International Courier.

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For participants going to 2 US Host Companies there will be an additional charge of £65 in addition to the standard programme fees

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Dates in the USA OUTSIDE your Training Dates

You do not automatically qualify for time in the USA before or after your training dates. You MUST apply for this time as part of your application (see Program Dates above).
Under NO circumstances will we be able to extend your program dates in the USA for the purposes of tourism and travel AFTER you have travelled to the USA so should you wish to do so please make sure you apply for this on your application before you sign your training plan

You must make sure these are entered into your online training plan before you sign! Without these dates we are unable to review or start the process for you.
Your PROGRAM END DATE MUST BE AFTER YOUR TRAINING END DATE or we will not be able to submit your application.

*It's very important you choose the total dates you want to be in the USA . Once you have been approved and legal documents printed and shipped from the US, there will be a charge of at least £50 + any additional month charge for any changes.

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Work out your Total time in the USA

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Cancellation Policies

There is a sliding scale of non-refundable charges based on the time you cancel your programme.
Please read these carefully.

  • After Application received and submitted to CIEE: £200
  • After application received and Application approved/ DS-2019 printed: £450
  • Please note there will be no refunds if you cancel OR withdraw form the programme AFTER the LISTED DATE of DEPARTURE on your application or you have travelled to the USA - if you are unable to travel to the USA you MUST inform us prior to your programme start date/ listed date of departure.
  • In case of visa refusal at embassy participants will be refunded programme fees minus £250 (this includes the non refundable SEVIS fee).
  • It is VITAL you inform IST Plus via email providing details of the refusal and also if possible provide a copy of the paperwork the embassy gives you showing the reason for the Visa denial. Important
  • On the rare occasion that an application is refused sponsorship there will be a non refundable application fee of £200. If legal sponsorship is refused AFTER a Site Visit has taken place in the USA the non refundable fees will be £350.