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 »

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 »

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 »

What is CICD’s Work and Travel Program?

J-1 Work and Travel Participants
Jan 01 2019

There are few things more valuable than an international experience! With CICD’s Work & Travel program, international students (like you!) can spend their university summer break traveling, improving their English, and developing professional skills, all while learning about the people and way of life in the United States. The Work & Travel program allows university… Continue reading »

What is Thanksgiving in the USA?

Thanksgiving in the USA
Nov 15 2018

Thanksgiving in the USA is meant to bring family and friends together over a big meal to express gratitude and thanks. Historically, the holiday commemorates the unity of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans, who gathered together in 1621 for a feast symbolizing peace and goodwill between their cultures. This autumnal dinner became a tradition… Continue reading »

What is the J-1 Internship and Training Program?

CICD's J-1 Internship and Training Programs
Nov 05 2018

You have pursued your dream career for years. You have applied to universities, spent long hours studying or working entry-level jobs, and now you’re ready for the next step. Going to the United States was always a dream of yours – but how? You could be a candidate for the J-1 Internship and Training Program… Continue reading »