- $599 (waived for participants in 2018 program)
- Travel: ~$300-400 (depending on distance from home to job placement)
- Housing: ~$115-450 per month, depending on job placement (all housing will be arranged by InterExchange and your host employer, and will be directly at or very near your job location). A deposit may be required.
- Meals, local transportation, and incidentals: $150-200 per month
Pay and budgeting
All positions will earn at least minimum wage. Hourly pay will vary depending on the specific host employer and position.
You can expect to spend between $1,500 and $2,000 throughout your Work & Culture Program. We suggest you budget at least $900-1,200 to cover your initial costs and deposits when you arrive to your host employer, and to cover any unexpected or emergency situations before your first paycheck.
In general, participants can cover the above expenses with earnings from their job. Our most recent international participant survey showed that students were able to earn enough money to cover these expenses, and many were able to save enough to travel in the U.S. before going home.