The National CIH Office receives student applications to make sure they hold current student visas (F-1 or J-1), are 18 or older, have the approval of the International Student Advising Office of their school, and have up to date medical insurance for the duration of the program.


After the student is approved to participate in CIH, the National Office communicates with the Program Directors of the top 3 programs of choice and determines the best placement for each student. Our programs have limited openings. Please indicate 3 choices of program locations you would be willing to travel to.


The regular registration period is September 15 - November 17.  Between these dates, the application fee is $239.  For applications received after November 17, the late application fee is $299.  Some programs have additional Program fees to cover admission fees and local program costs.  That information is on each program page.


Questions?  See our FAQ page.


Ready to Apply?  Go to our APPLICATION page.