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Culture Guide USA

Coming to the United States for an internship is a great way gain valuable professional experience in the world’s biggest economy, build your international network, improve your English, and participate daily life in the U.S. To help you learn more about American culture, traditions, and destinations, we’ve created Culture Guide USA. Updated monthly, this webpage will explain some key American cultural events and topics and highlight “must-see” destinations.

Let us know what you would like to learn more about by emailing us at

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