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As you begin preparing for your trip, there are many things you’ll need to remember, from items you need to bring with you, to securing a place to stay when you arrive.

In this section, learn about your important program documents, what you’ll find upon arrival, and some important tasks you must complete after you arrive in the U.S.

You may also want to check out our section on Life in the U.S. to learn about things like housing, banking, and insurance. It can be helpful to plan these in advance.

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CIEE Representatives

CIEE works with representatives around the world. They will be able to provide you with program information and application forms, and will help you through the application process.

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