Program Fee:

Initial Deposit Fee: $295.

Final Payment: $800 – paid within 8 weeks of your initial deposit. If you need a payment plan – just ask us! Want to pay in full – no worries. We are here to help you make the move to the USA!

*The total program fee is $1095, but to get the ball rolling you only need to make an initial payment of $295!

USA Visa Fee

USA Visa Fee: US$160
Australian Reciprocal Passport Fee: US$105
SEVIS Fee: US$35


As a US Department of State requirement, you will need to purchase travel insurance for the duration of your visa, that meets the necessary level of cover to be eligible for the visa. IEP offers a range of appropriate travel insurance options for every traveller, and these policies meet the requirements. Your Work Permit will not be released until you can provide proof that you have purchased travel insurance that meets the requirements of the state department. It is not required to purchase travel insurnace until after you have signed up for Work USA Winter Jobs. If you have any questions, please contact IEP for further information. 

Proof of Funds

To be allowed to enter USA on a 12 month J-1 visa you must show a proof of funds of $US1,000 if you arrive with a job offer and $US2,000 without a job offer.


Book your Flights with STA Travel, plus tours, accommodation and more. STA Travel’s core purpose is to make travel as affordable and as attainable for young people as possible. And it’s not just about offering cheap flights. STA Travel offers real value with the expert knowledge, flexibility and features our travellers want.

Contact STA Travel’s Working Holiday branch at 1300 850 485 or email [email protected]


We are here to help, so if you have any questions about the program check out our FAQ page or please call 1300 797 702 or contact us here.

What to pay, when to pay it – its important you understand how much an adventure like this might cost you. If you would like some clarification on anything at all, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch within 1-2 working days, by phone and email, to answer any questions you might have.

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