CIEE hopes that every participant has a successful experience at their host organization and completes the program as planned. However, we understand that sometimes unexpected circumstances or events occur that require a participant to leave the U.S. earlier than expected. If you need to withdraw from your program for any reason, you should talk to your supervisor and contact CIEE as soon as possible to discuss next steps.
The Early Withdrawal process generally includes the following:
- You and your Host Organization will agree to a last day of training
Depending on the situation, this can be immediate, but if possible you should give your Host Organization at least two weeks’ notice, which gives your Host Organization time to plan the end of your training.
- Your DS-2019 will be shortened to reflect the last day at your Host Organization
- Your CIEE insurance will be cancelled one day after you depart the U.S.
This means that after withdrawal, you will no longer be in legal status in the U.S. and your CIEE Insurance will no longer be valid.