Application Request: Train USA

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Cultural Vistas' Train USA. Please complete the below request to begin the application process. Once you have submitted the request, a program staff member will review the details you submit, and if you meet the eligibility criteria, a username, password, and application instructions will be sent to you via email. Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

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Current Contact Information

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Academic Experience

Work Experience

Current/Most Recent Academic or Professional Status


Personal Funds: For this section please enter the total amount of funding, either through your own savings or from your family, that you will have while you are in the U.S. This field cannot be left blank. If you are doing a paid internship, Cultural Vistas recommends a minimum of $3,000 total personal funds. For an unpaid internship, we recommend that you have access to $1,000 - $2,000 per month, depending on your training location.
Total Host Company Compensation: (If applicable) enter the total amount of funds you are receiving from your host company for the full duration of your program.
Government Funding: Please only enter an amount in this section if you are receiving funds — either from your government or from the U.S. government — for the sole purpose of your upcoming training in the U.S. Do not include government scholarships that you are receiving for university studies in your home country.

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Practical Training

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U.S. Host Organization

Please list the contact information for your host company below.


Health and Accident Insurance

Cultural Vistas, Inc., in accordance with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' (ECA) regulations for exchange visitors (22 CFR Part 62), requires that all participants and accompanying dependents have health and accident insurance in effect for the duration of their stay in the United States. As a Train USA participant, you are required to purchase health and accident insurance through Cultural Vistas, which meets the requirements of ECA regulations.

Please note that government regulations for the J-1 Intern and Trainee programs permit you to arrive in the U.S. up to 30 days before the beginning of your internship and to stay up to 30 days after your internship ends. Cultural Vistas recommends that you maintain health insurance coverage for your entire stay in the U.S. If you wish, you may purchase additional health insurance from Cultural Vistas to cover the period before and/or after your internship.

Will your spouse or child come with you to the U.S.?:
You have a choice of two coverage options which you can choose now or when you submit your application. Payment in full is due prior to DS-2019 issuance.* Please review the two plans carefully before choosing and consult with your host company if they are paying the fees:
Choose Insurance:
*If your host company covers insurance fees and they indicate they will cover the Standard Plan, you will receive an invoice for the difference in cost if you elected the Enhanced plan.
Would you like to purchase additional insurance?

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Express Service

If you are applying for a J-1 visa on a tight deadline, Cultural Vistas Express Service can help. With the Express Service, as long as your application for sponsorship is approved, we will issue your visa documents within five business days of receiving all participant and host company application materials and payment of program fees. An additional fee of US$1350 applies.


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