How an Internship Abroad Impacts the Way We View the World Around Us

Mariana, CICD J1 Trainee
Oct 25 2019

To pursue career aspirations while also traveling the world is a unique opportunity! The J-1 visa allows just that and more. J-1 visa programs are a unique opportunity that allows participants from around the world to not only gain meaningful insights and understanding of American business practices, but to experience a whole new culture and… Continue reading »

3 Easy Video Styles to Document Your Cultural Exchange!

3 Easy Ways to Create A Video with CICD
Aug 21 2019

Welcome to the United States! Arriving in a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether your program is 1 or 18 months long, you’ll want to keep track of your international travels! CICD has created a guide that breaks down the top 3 ways that YOU can make a video of your exchange… Continue reading »

Participant Feature: Culinary Internship at a Michelin star restaurant in Barcelona

culinary internship in barcelona
Jun 02 2019

CICD International Programs offers more than just an internship – we offer the experience of a lifetime! CICD specializes in providing opportunities for qualified candidates to travel the world and gain hands-on career experience. Barcelona is a top choice for culinary students looking to expand their hospitality knowledge while exploring Spain. Internships take place at the most… Continue reading »

CICD J-1 Teacher in the News

CICD J-1 Teacher, Irish from the Philippines
May 13 2019

CICD Teacher Irish from the Philippines is having the experience of a lifetime as a Special Education Teacher in Shelby, Montana. She arrived in March and has been welcomed with open arms by her new school and community. Irish brings many years of experience to her role and has found some interesting differences between American… Continue reading »

The Inspiring Impact of an Architecture Internship in the USA

Dhwani with her Internship Team!
Apr 22 2019

“During my stay in the States, I found that it was not only New York but all of America that prioritized a humane approach to architecture.” Traveling to a foreign country is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultures and experiences. Having always been amazed by the buildings and city planning in the… Continue reading »

Seasonal Employment Tips for your Work and Travel Program

CICD Work and Travel Program
Apr 09 2019

Congratulations on securing a position in the USA! The J-1 Work & Travel program allows university students to come to the United States to share their culture and ideas through temporary work and travel opportunities for up to 4 months. This is not a work visa. It’s for work and fun! The Center for International… Continue reading »

10 American Foods Everyone Should Try

J-1 Participants at American BBQ
Apr 01 2019

You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen it. You’ve dreamed of eating it. Now that you have set foot in the USA, you are one step closer to sinking your teeth into a true American burger. Without a doubt, the iconic hamburger, paired with some fries, is a beloved symbol of the United States. What else… Continue reading »

Full Placement Vs. Self Placement J-1 Internship Program

CICD Self and Full Placements
Mar 25 2019

After lots of brainstorming, research, and preparation, you are finally ready for your international experience in the United States. It’s been quite the journey already! You’ve carefully reviewed the J-1 visa requirements, picked classes that would boost your credentials, explored the different fields you could train in, and chosen your J-1 visa sponsor. Now it’s… Continue reading »

Learn from a Current CICD Teaching Intern!

J-1 Teaching Intern, Alexandre
Mar 18 2019

When your dreams turn into reality, it’s hard to keep it a secret! Below, Alexandre discusses his experience living in the United States as a Teaching Intern on the J-1 Visa with CICD. Gaining international experience during your academic or professional career can shape your life and work habits in ways that result in a high level of… Continue reading »

Money Management in the United States

Money Management in the USA
Mar 13 2019

Going abroad brings many exciting and challenging moments, and managing money can be one of those simple things you forget to plan for! As money customs vary from country to country, CICD has created a quick guide to help you navigate the ins and outs of managing your money while on your J-1 visa program… Continue reading »