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Life in the U.S.

You’ll be living in the U.S. for an extended period of time, hopefully having an awesome experience and learning about a new culture. Life might be very different from your home country, in ways you don’t always expect. It’s important that you learn as much as you can about how things work, so that you can better adapt to your temporary home, and get the maximum benefit from your experience.

If you have any problems or questions while you are in the U.S., you can always contact CIEE. We’re here to help you.

CIEE Announces Winner of the 2011 Internship USA Contest! Click Here to Read More!

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:

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