Cultural Vistas

CEWIL Canada is pleased to have entered into a partnership with Cultural Vistas, a US-based organization that helps students obtain J-1 visas required to work in the United States (http://www.culturalvistas.org /). 

CEWIL Canada members can direct their students to Cultural Vistas for a discount on the cost of the J-1 visa. For students whose work term is not more than three (3) months, the cost is $ 750 and for those with a work term of three (3) to twelve (12) months, the cost is $ 800. Although there are additional fees, such as one-time fees and health care costs, this represents significant savings for our students.

Members are not obliged to take advantage of the agreement in this regard, but it is now part of the benefits offered to members.

Click here to view the CV fact sheet.

CEWIL Canada/CICD Partnership Information 

Center for International Career Development provides university students with the opportunity to experience American culture and gain valuable professional skills in their field through J-1 Internships in the USA. CICD is a US Department of State-designated J-1 Program Sponsor promoting excellence in cultural exchange since 1997.

CICD provides personal, end-to-end service from initial application to successful program completion. A single coordinator is assigned to each application, so the student and company have one point of contact throughout their entire internship experience. CICD provides ongoing support for all programmatic matters throughout each intern’s program in the US, including a 24-hour emergency line. CICD provides interns and host companies with helpful resources and information throughout their programs.

Additional details about CICD’s process and fees can be found in this document.