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Sessions & Fees

Sessions
* Program Fee/J-1 Visa
& SEVIS Fee & Accident Insurance Fee
Fee Payment Schedule
Session 1 – September 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024
Application & Admissions Period
(February 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023)
Application and Participation Fee Deadline
(April 30, 2023)
$2,500 USD
Due upon Admission to Program
Internship Placement Confirmation and Final Participant Fee Deadline
(May 1, 2023)
Upon confirmation of internship placement
$4,500 USD
Program Fee Payment Due
J-1 Visa Application Deadline
(May 1, 2023)
Application
$1,345 USD
J-1 Visa Fee and SEVIS Fee Due upon Submission of J-1
Health and Accident Insurance Deadline
(May 15, 2023)
($70/month x 6 months)
$420 USD
Required Health and Accident Insurance Due
Session 2 – February 1 – July 15, 2024
Application & Admissions Period
(Jun 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023)
Application and Participation Fee Deadline
(August 31, 2023)
$2,500 USD
Due upon Admission to Program
Internship Placement Confirmation and Final Participant Fee Deadline
(November 1, 2023)
Upon confirmation of internship placement
$4,500 USD
Program Fee Payment Due
J-1 Visa Application Deadline
(November 1, 2023)
Application
$1,345 USD
J-1 Visa Fee and SEVIS Fee Due upon Submission of J-1
Health and Accident Insurance Deadline
(November 15, 2023)
($70/month x 6 months)
$420 USD
Required Health and Accident Insurance Due

*Program fee includes Gateway services prior to and during the program. It does not include travel to and from Washington, DC, housing costs, meals, local transportation, and other miscellaneous personal expenses.

Application Steps and Fee Schedule

The following application and program fee schedule is for Gateway Global Learning Network’s ‘Global Washington’ internship program. This program allows qualified international students or graduated professionals to live in the US and work in US internships (paid or unpaid) for up to 6 months duration. To qualify, international participants must be currently enrolled in a college or university, or if they have already graduated be within one year after graduation.

Working professionals who have graduated from a college or university and have at least 5 years of professional work experience beyond graduation are also eligible. Gateway is a partner organization with Cultural Vistas, a designated US State Department sponsor of J-1 visas for visiting international participants. To approve a J-1 visa request, the US State Department requires that the application is endorsed by both a US designated sponsor (Cultural Vistas) and a partner educational organization (Gateway).

1) $2,500 USD Program Fee due upon admission to program: Paid directly to Gateway, this starts Gateway’s customized internship placement assistance, and professional development instruction and coaching over several months, aimed at participant gaining a quality internship placement offer. Program coaching and instruction at this stage is also aimed at participants making the most of their time living/working in the Washington, DC area. Once a participant gains a qualifying DC internship offer, the participant’s application for the J-1 Visa can begin.

2) $4,500 USD Program Fee due upon confirmation of internship placement: Paid directly to Gateway, this starts Gateway’s assistance in a participant’s applying for and securing their J-1 Visa and covers all on-site DC class meetings and internship liaison services, DC program events and workshops, and facilitation of participant’s networking and mentoring relationships with DC professionals.

3) $1,345 USD J-1 Visa Fee and SEVIS Fee: This fee covers Cultural Vista’s processing of the official State Department application for the J-1 visa, and is paid directly to Cultural Vistas.

4) $420 USD Required Health and Accident Insurance: This fee and insurance coverage is mandated by the US State Department and is paid directly to Cultural Vistas.

Refund Policy for Gateway’s Professional Experience and Professional Advancement Programs*

In the unlikely event a participant does not gain a qualifying internship offer, or who decides they will not continue their participation in the program before they gain their J-1 visa, Gateway has the following participant refund policy in place. The refund policy is provided to all new applicants who are being considered for admission to the ‘Global Washington’ internship program.

Gateway Participant Status
Gateway Refund Policy
Participant has applied and been accepted into the program, has paid the initial, non- refundable program fee, and is beginning to receive Gateway services.
Refund 0% of $2,500 training fee
Participant has accepted a good internship and is applying for the US Visa with Gateway’s assistance and employer’s endorsement through Cultural Vistas and decides to leave program BEFORE gaining a J-1 Visa.
Refund 50% of $4,500 DC program fee. Client is also subject to Cultural Vistas’ separate refund policy.
Participant’s Visa application is rejected by Cultural Vistas or rejected by the Embassy/US State Department.
Refund 50% of $4,500 Gateway Fee. Client is also subject to Cultural Vistas’ separate refund policy.
Participant gains the J-1 Visa through Gateway/ Cultural Vistas, but decides not to travel to the US to do the DC internship program or leaves the DC program early.
Refund 0% of Gateway Fee. Client is also subject to Cultural Vistas’ separate refund policy.

*Separate refund policies apply to DC Professional Immersion Programs.

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