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Travel over the holidays



Dear Host Families,

We hope you are enjoying this Fall season with your new son or daughter!  As the holidays are nearing, your student may request to travel with family from home or ask their family to come to the US for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Though we understand the challenges of spending holidays away from home for the first time, we want our students to take this opportunity to experience American holidays with your family and in your community.  CIEE has a travel policy for 10-month J-1 students where visits with family from home are only allowed after January 1st .  Our semester students are not allowed to receive visits from home while on the program.  For a complete list of CIEE J-1 program rules, please click on the following link:



If you have any questions about our travel policy, please don’t hesitate to speak with your Local Coordinator or call CIEE at 1-800-448-9944 and ask to speak with the Support Department.  We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for hosting our students this year and wish you a happy upcoming holiday season.

Best wishes,

The Support Department