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300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101 USA
Tel: 1.888.268.6245
Fax: 207-553-5272
Email: contact@ciee.org
Web: www.ciee.org/wat

General Questions & Non-Emergencies

Tel: 1.888.COUNCIL (1.888.268.6245)

Business Hours

June 1 – September 1:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The rest of the year:

Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

24 Hour Emergency Line

1.888.COUNCIL (1.888.268.6245)
Media inquiries should be emailed to media@ciee.org

Congratulations—you’ve been accepted to the CIEE Work & Travel USA program and you’re coming to the U.S.! What’s next? You need to prepare! Where are you going to live? How are you going to get to work? What should you bring? The CIEE online orientation will answer some of your questions, but you’re sure to have more, so do your research and get your plans in place before departing for your Work & Travel USA adventure!

Plan your Transportation and Housing

Plan your transportation and temporary housing in the U.S. before departing. You should research transportation (buses, trains, and subway systems) from the airport to your job as well as temporary housing (hostels and affordable hotels or motels). Be sure to consider alternate options in case you need to change your plan along the way. Your employer can be a good resource for advice on transportation and housing.

A Youth Hostel is good quality budget accommodation that offers a comfortable night's sleep in friendly surroundings at an affordable price.

The Youth Hostel Association provides a very comprehensive web site which provides details concerning accommodations, prices, hours of operation, and other details.
It gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of people and make many new friends all around the world.
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Any commentary used in your video must be in English.

By entering the contest, you are agreeing to allow WYSE Work Abroad and CIEE to use your video to promote work abroad programs.

WYSE Work Abroad: Expand Your Horizons Video Contest

WYSE Work Abroad: Expand Your Horizons Video Contest


Enter the WYSE Work Abroad Video Contest and you could win US$2,000!

As a member of WYSE Work Abroad, CIEE encourages you to showcase your creative talents by joining WYSE Work Abroad’s “Expand Your Horizons” Video Contest. Submit a 2-3 minute video about your work abroad, volunteer, work and travel, or internship experience, and you could win US $2,000!

Find out more about this exciting contest by visiting the contest microblog site: http://wyseworkabroad.tumblr.com

The 2011 contest is now closed. Check back in April 2012 for details of the 2012 contest!

Be sure to notify WYSE Work Abroad that you’ve entered the contest by emailing them your name and the title of your video. You must also indicate that you are a CIEE Work & Travel USA participant.

If you have questions, please visit the WYSE Work Abroad website or email them at mailbox@wyseworkabroad.org.



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CIEE Extras

CIEE is pleased to announce new benefits available to all CIEE Work & Travel USA participants. These benefits and services are provided to all students at little or no extra charge.



Student Advantage

Even if you have an ISIC card, the Student Advantage card can offer you extra discounts! For a membership cost of only US$12 (+$2.50 for shipping), CIEE Work & Travel USA participants can save on thousands of products and services around the USA, including trains, buses, even A|X Armani Exchange! Find out more.
ostelling International USA


Hostelling International USA provides high quality hostels in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S. Find out where they’re located, book your beds online, and access special offers just for Work & Travel USA participants here. Happy Travels!
Hostelworld


Hostelworld offers some of the best deals on hostels and hotels around the world! And, with a Student Advantage membership, you can get even better deals! .
Taxback
CIEE recommends you use taxback.com to file your U.S. tax return. With taxback.com you will pay nothing upfront (a processing fee of 10% will be deducted from your refund). Taxback.com customer service in 25 languages and you can choose from a range of different payment and currency options for receiving your U.S. tax refund. We make getting your U.S. tax refund easy! Find out more.
StudentUniverse


StudentUniverse is the largest online travel agency for students in the US. You can book airfares, hotels, rail passes, rental cars and travel insurance. Get your student discount on travel: www.studentuniverse.com