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What happens after you fill out your application
After you have completed your application please contact your area representative or our Moscow office to set up a personal interview. Returnees don't need a personal interview if returning to the same camp or same employer.
Take with you for Camp Counselors USA interview
  • completed on-line and printed out program application (including autobiographical essay) and ccusa addendum;
  • printed out Complete and return document;
  • printed out and filled out camp type addendum (if applies);
  • two reference forms (3 for a camp counselor position) printed out and filled out by your teachers, employers or other people that know you well
  • CCUSA program agreement printed out and signed by you;
  • copies of certificates of additional qualifications (issued not earlier than 2013) and 24 photos illustrating your experience in the areas related to your skills;
  • 1 colored smiling photo on light background 5×5 cm;
  • proof of full time student status (spravka) and its translation into English on the separate copy (for the students);
  • proof of full time teacher status (spravka) and its translation into English on the separate copy (for the teachers);
  • copy of the student ID for the students or copy of work history record book (trudovaya knizhka) for the teachers;
  • international passport (if you have it, if not apply ASAP).
Take with you for Work Experience USA interview
  • completed on-line and printed out program application and weusa addendum;
  • printed out Complete and return document;
  • printed out and filled out by hand weusa skills and positions addendum (for placement option participants only);
  • letter of recommendation from your camp or employer (for the former participants of camp/work porgrams);
  • WEUSA program agreement printed out and signed by you;
  • 1 coloured smiling photo with light background 5×5 cm;
  • proof of full time student status (spravka) and its copy translated into English;
  • copy of the student ID;
  • international passport (if you have it, if not apply ASAP).
If accepted to the program you need to fill out some more documents:
  • Job preference form (for Work Experience USA placement option participants only).
Camp Counselors USA returnees submit the following:
  • completed on-line and printed out program application;
  • printed out Complete and return document;
  • CCUSA program agreement printed out and signed by you;
  • letter of invitation from your camp;
  • 1 colored smiling photo on light background 5×5 cm;
  • proof of full time student status (spravka) and its translation into English on the separate copy (for the students);
  • proof of full time teacher status (spravka) and its translation into English on the separate copy (for the teachers);
  • copy of the student ID for the students or copy of work history record book (trudovaya knizhka) for the teachers;
  • international passport(if you have it, if not - apply ASAP).

Work Experience USA returnees submit the following:
  • completed on-line and printed out program application and weusa addendum;
  • printed out Complete and return document;
  • printed out and filled out by hand weusa skills and positions addendum (for placement option participants only);
  • WEUSA program agreement printed out and signed by you;
  • letter of recommendation from your last american employer;
  • 1 coloured smiling photo with light background 5×5 cm;
  • proof of full time student status (spravka) and its copy translated into English;
  • copy of the student ID;
  • international passport (if you have it, if not - apply ASAP).

To apply for J-1 visa you need to have:
  • a valid international passport (valid for at least six months beyond your proposed U.S. stay);
  • one passport size photo. The DS-156 requires a full-face photograph. The photograph should measure 2×2 inches (approximately 50×50 cm) with the head centered in the frame. Photo must be in color and taken against a white or off-white background;
  • a copy of your student id or a copy of your work-record card (if you are a full time teacher);
  • a copy of zachetnaya knizhka - first page and last page with exams;
  • proof of student status;
  • DS-2019 form (CCUSA will provide you with this form);
  • a completed visa online forms.  
Please ask the office for more information if you are applying for a J-1 Visa in a country where you are not a passport holder.

To get your application form and other paperwork you need to have
Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If it's notinstalled, you can get it for free here. If you have a problem printing out your application, try to change your Adobe acrobat settings as follows: choose "print as image" option in Advanced print settings. 
 
Take with you to the pre-departure orientation:
CCUSA:
  • Health History Form in English, completed and signed by a doctor + its copy
    *Attached file contains Russian and English versions of Health History Form. Russian variant helps the doctor to understand what he signs. Print out Health History Form on A-4 sheets on both sides (If you experience problems with printing out this document, choose option Print Text as Image in Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  • Criminal Check in original with translation into English + its copy (apply for Criminal Check form in the local police department as soon as possible!)
  • Russian passport (for Russian itizens only)
  • Placement Letter (download it from Footprints)
  • Social Security Card (if you are a returnee)
WEUSA:
  • Health History Form in English, completed and signed by a doctor + its copy
    *Attached file contains Russian and English versions of Health History Form. Russian variant helps the doctor to understand what he signs. Print out Health History Form on A-4 sheets on both sides (If you experience problems with printing out this document, choose option Print Text as Image in Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  • Russian passport (for Russian itizens only)
  • Job Offer (Placement Option participants can download and print out job offer form from Footprints)
  • Social Security Card (if you are a returnee)