After placement, all Camp Counselors are required to view the InterExchange Online Orientation. They can access this orientation video through their accounts by logging in at app.interexchange.org. Upon completion, the participant will be required to check a box confirming that the orientation video has been viewed. ICs and InterExchange staff can track and monitor orientation views. Please help ensure all participants have viewed this orientation.
The orientation is broken down into different topics:
- Who We Are
- What to Expect
- Preparing for Your Program
- Traveling to and Entering the U.S.
- SEVIS and Social Security
- Reasons for Termination
- Being a Successful Counselor
- Challenges You May Encounter
- Understanding Banking, Pay, and Taxes
- Staying Safe
- Staying Healthy
- Completing the Program
Additionally, you may want to provide your own Camp USA orientation based on these topics. You will find additional materials and information in the IC Resource Center.
Counselors as Ambassadors
ICs should inform participants that they are representatives of their country and being granted a J-1 Visa to come to the U.S. on the program is an honor that they should not abuse. Their conduct during the Program should make their country and their parents or guardians proud. Any negative impression can negatively impact the reputation of their fellow countrymen and could have lasting implications for future applicants from their country wishing to participate in the program.
You should inform participants that failure to comply with the laws of the U.S. and/or Program Requirements and Regulations may result in expulsion from the Program and possible deportation from the U.S. InterExchange is not responsible for legal fees or representation if a Participant is arrested.