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Graduation Assignment

 1-6 months6-12 months 
Unpaid Graduation Assignment€795€995 
Paid Graduation Assignment€1250€1550 

Includes: Placement, housing support, visa support, helpdesk prior to and during your program, insurance support
Excludes: J-1 visa fees and airfare

Monthly compensation for a paid internship up to 6 months: $300 up to $900 per month
Monthly compensation for a paid internship of 12 months: $1400 - $2500 per month

Payment Schedule

  1. Intake: Both the registration and the intake with a representative of Stage-USA are without obligation and completely free of charge. The first payment is a deposit of € 350, -. This occurs only after you agree to continue with Stage-USA after the intake interview.
  2. Mediation: Once Stage-USA has found a suitable program which you approve, the remaining amount of the placement fee will be charged and the deposit will be deducted from that amount.
  3. J-1 Visa: When we have received the approval for your DS-2019 form, the first visa costs are charged. The costs may vary based on the period and the exchange rate.

Housing

Stage-USA assists you in finding accommodation for your graduation assignment period. In some cities you will be able to live in student housing, in others an apartment or studio may be more suitable. Prices may vary but bear in mind the following guidelines:

  • Student housing: $400 per month
  • Studio: $800 per month
  • Apartment: $1100 per month (bedroom/living room/bathroom)
  • Hostel: $15 - $40 per night