Fees and Refunds

CICD J-1 Training/Internship Program Fees

CICD accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, or international check or money order. Checks must be drawn against a U.S. bank account or against a U.S. bank affiliate in U.S. Dollars made payable to: Center for International Career Development




Self-placed: CICD sponsorship for self-placed internship positions (12 months maximum duration) and trainee positions (18 months maximum duration) in the U.S. on the J-1 Visa From 750 U.S. Dollars
Full-placed: CICD sponsorship for full-placed** internship positions (12 months maximum duration) and trainee positions (18 months maximum duration) in the U.S. on the J-1 Visa** Full-placement = applying for internships and training offered by CICD. From 1450 U.S. Dollars
Health Insurance: Health insurance coverage on the CICD group policy, which meets or exceeds U.S. Department of State insurance requirements for J-1 Trainees/Interns From 56 U.S. Dollars
per person and per month of coverage
J-2 Visa Sponsorship for Dependents: CICD sponsorship for the J-2 Visa for each dependent wishing to enter the U.S. to join a current CICD-sponsored J-1 Trainee or J-1 Intern. Please contact us about discounts for families with small children. 400 U.S. Dollars(250 U.S. Dollars per additional J-2)
J-1 Visa Extension: Extensions of J-1 Internship, J-1 Trainee and J-1 Work & Travel visas (up to a maximum program duration of 12 months for interns, 18 months for trainees, and 4 months for Work and Travel) Please contact CICD
Host Company Transfer: Review of an extension or transfer application for internships, training and work and travel positions on the J-1 Visa Program shall be considered if the required application materials are first received by CICD at least 30 days prior to the program end date indicated on the CICD training plan, DS2019, DS7002 and/or contracts Please contact CICD
DS-2019 Re-issue: Issuance of a new DS-2019 Form to replace a lost or stolen DS-2019 Form (includes regular first class postage; express mail delivery must be paid separately) 70 U.S. Dollars
Site Visit: J-1 visa regulations require CICD to perform a site visit at each host organization (company) that has fewer than 25 employees or less than $3 million annual revenue. 185 U.S. Dollars


CICD J-1 Training/Internship Program Refunds

CICD makes refund payments only to those parties that paid a fee to CICD directly, unless otherwise agreed upon by CICD, the payer(s), and the applicant(s). If several parties paid a fee to CICD directly and a full or partial refund of that payment is due (see below), each party receives a share of the total refund amount that is proportional to the party’s relative contribution to the payment of the given fee. If a refund by wire transfer is requested, CICD will subtract US$50 of the refund payment to cover expenses incurred through the transaction.

A) Insurance
If CICD has received a payment for insurance coverage and the request for insurance is cancelled before CICD sponsorship is approved, we will refund the entire payment for insurance coverage.

If CICD has received a payment for insurance coverage and the request for insurance is cancelled after CICD has approved sponsorship, we will refund whatever portion of the payment is refunded to CICD by the insurance provider (after CICD has received that refund). In most cases a full refund is possible for coverage periods that have not begun at the time of cancellation.

B) CICD Sponsorship
If a discount for CICD sponsorship is offered, any refund will be lowered by the amount of the discount.

If CICD has received full payment for program sponsorship on CICD’s J-1 Visa Program or for extended sponsorship on the J-1 Visa Program, we will refund:

  • Your full payment less $300 nonrefundable processing fee** if the following conditions are met: 1) CICD has approved sponsorship for the applicant; 2) the applicant is denied the J-1 Visa by a U.S. consulate or embassy with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of permanent residence; 3) the applicant has not violated U.S. law and/or visa regulations; 4) CICD receives the original DS-2019 Form that was issued to the applicant; 5) the refund request is received no more than 2 months after the scheduled beginning of the J-1 training/internship program. [Additional site visit fees, if applicable, are nonrefundable]
  • Your full payment less $300 processing fee** if the application is withdrawn or rejected after CICD has provided written feedback about any submitted application materials and/or conducted any interviews. [Additional site visit fees, if applicable, are nonrefundable]

** CICD shall determine the availability of refunds in all cases on an individual basis.

The $250 late fee for extension and transfer applications for CICD sponsorship is non-refundable.

Expedite fees, if applicable, are non-refundable.

If CICD has not received full payment of the complete program cost (and any applicable late, site visit and/or expedite fee) at the time of the withdrawal or rejection of an application, the full payment (and any applicable late, site visit and/or expedite fee) minus any applicable refund must be paid immediately to CICD by the applicant.