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Visa Services for Students

In many cases, IAESTE is able to provide visa and work authorization assistance for U.S. students who have secured an internship placement on their own.

What are Visa Services?

The IAESTE network can provide work authorization and visa services in many of its member countries. University students who have secured an internship opportunity at a company or university overseas, but need help obtaining work authorization and/or visa should contact

How does it work?

Interested candidates should contact the IAESTE program team at to learn about specific processes for each country.

What does it cost?

The fee for work authorization services is $350. The participant is responsible for any travel costs, additional visa costs, and their health insurance coverage for the duration of their stay abroad.

Visa Services for Host Companies

In many cases, the IAESTE program is able to provide J-1 Visa sponsorship for confirmed internship programs in the United States.

How does it work?

IAESTE’s goal is to provide international training opportunities for students in the technical fields. If your organization has already identified a qualified candidate, your internship program may be eligible for sponsorship through Cultural Vistas. Cultural Vistas is recognized by the U.S. State Department as a sponsoring organizationfor the J-1 visitor exchange program in the intern and trainee categories. We administer visas for over 5,000 interns each year. Cultural Vistas will assist IAESTE participants in completing all bureaucratic procedures associated with coming to the United States. For more information, please contact the IAESTE U.S. program team: or visit our J-1 Visa Application page.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate,graduate, and PhD students enrolled in a degree program overseas can submit an application to IAESTE United States. Applicants must not be U.S. citizens. More details on eligibility are available on our J-1 Visa Application page.

How do you apply?

Please contact the IAESTE United States program team for more information: