Program Cost

Program CategoriesAmountWhen it’s due
Camp Placement$150When your application is accepted
Self Placement$635When your application is accepted
Returning Placement$475When your application is accepted

There is no fee to start an application; once your application is accepted and your fees are paid, you’ll be ready to connect with potential camps.

The total cost above includes the program fee, $35 SEVIS fee and a $165 insurance fee. There are no additional fees paid to InterExchange. The Camp USA program includes accident and sickness insurance for the duration of your placement.

If you are applying through an InterExchange-approved cooperator, please note that the total cost may be different based on the services provided by the cooperator. For more information, please contact the cooperator directly for a description of their fees and services.

What You’ll Earn at Camp

Camp Placement Participants
AgeStipend (Self-purchased flight)Stipend (Flight purchased by cooperator)
18 - 20$1,600$900
21 and over$1,750$1,050

These stipends are all based on a nine-week (63-day) schedule. If your placement lasts longer, you’ll be paid an additional $30 for each additional day you work. And remember, your camp will also provide you with free housing and meals while you’re at camp!

Self Placement and Returning Placement participants who already have a job will negotiate their stipends directly with their camp.

Other Costs

Below are some additional fees you will encounter that are not paid to InterExchange, but are required to participate in the program.

  • Flights
  • U.S Embassy Fee ($160USD)
  • Medical Check
  • Background Check

Refund Policy

Program and SEVIS fees are non-refundable once you have accepted and signed your job offer. Any insurance fees paid are refundable before your program start date. If your visa is denied, you will receive a 50% refund of the program fee and a complete refund of the insurance fee.

Refund policies vary if you applied through one of our International Cooperators.

More questions? Check out our FAQs.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation