Program Fee:

Initial Deposit Fee: $295

Final Payment: $1200 – paid within 8 weeks of your initial deposit. If you need a payment plan – just ask us! Want to pay in full – no worries. We are here to help you make the move to the USA!

*The total program fee is $1495, but to get the ball rolling you only need to make an initial payment of $295!

USA Visa Fee

USA Visa Fee: $US160
SEVIS Fee: $US35


US immigration law requires those travelling on a J-1 visa to have comprehensive travel insurance by an approved travel insurer for the duration of the visa. A condition of our Work USA Summer Jobs program is that all participants must enrol for the travel insurance cover provided by IEP New Zealand. You can review the details of our insurance policy here. If you have any questions regarding our policy please call 0800 443 769 or contact us here.

Proof of Funds

To be allowed to enter USA on a 12 month J-1 visa you must show a proof of funds of $US1,000 if you arrive with a job offer which you will already have on the Work USA Summer Jobs program!


It is important to consider the range of costs associated with traveling overseas flights. Contact Katrina, our in-house STA Travel agent, to get a quote for flights, tours, accommodation and more on 0800 55 66 90 or


We are here to help, so if you have any questions about the program, check our FAQ page, call us on 0800 700 7005 or contact us here.

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