Your Last Day

As your CIEE program comes to an end, it is important to remember the following:

Before leaving your host organization

  • If applicable, request your final paycheck or agree on payment arrangements with your host organization.
  • Make sure your host organization has your contact information, so it can mail your W-2 form (for tax purposes - if applicable).
  • Make note of your host organization’s contact information – you may need it later.
  • Ask your supervisor to write a letter of recommendation for you; this will be useful when applying for jobs in the future.

Please note: If you leave your host organization before the last day scheduled on your DS-2019, you must contact CIEE.

Before leaving the country

  • If you have not received your Social Security number one month before your DS-2019 end date, check the status of your application with the nearest Social Security office.
  • Check with your landlord regarding requirements for vacating your apartment.
  • If you have a bank account in the U.S., be sure to close it before you leave. Otherwise make arrangements with your bank to keep it open.

After returning home