Assurance for Parents

Experience speaks for itself

Since 1986, we have been dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the global programs we offer. With offices in 40 different countries worldwide, we have the resources, support and experience to provide your child with the memorable experience we have already given hundreds of thousands of participants. 

Something for everyone

CCUSA is the industry specialists when it comes to summer camps. We offer opportunities in four different countries (including running our own American-style summer camp in Croatia). We also run other cultural exchange programs for both students and non-students. Click on the main menu to see the list of programs available in Ireland.


Young people who take part on a CCUSA program will come back newly invigorated after their experience working in a different country/culture. Not only will they grow in independence, maturity and understanding, but they will come back with new life skills, which will set them up for the future!

CCUSA is an official US State Department designated J-1 visa sponsor. This sponsorship means that we are authorized to work directly with participants to assist them in obtaining the J-1 visa required for this type of work. 

Interviews/BACKGROUND checks/visas

Applying for any of the CCUSA programs will involve several stages including – online application; attend a face-to-face interview with a member of the CCUSA staff; provide references.

Visa requirements, police checks and medicals will most likely be required depending on the program selected. These are usually obtained through a third party, but CCUSA will always provide help and instructions.

Travel insurance

Our programs either include comprehensive travel insurance OR an option to purchase insurance. We also offer an upgrade to a premium policy at a low daily rate. Our standard insurance policy does not cover pre-existing conditions, so we suggest that anyone who needs coverage for such a condition seek additional personal coverage before traveling.


CCUSA offers full support both in Canada and in most countries where we facilitate programs. Each participant will be provided with advice and instructions on all aspects of their trip prior to departure. 

Program Fees

There are program fees associated with all of the programs that CCUSA offers. Additionally there may be third party costs (ie- visa application fee, medical check, etc.) associated with some, but not all, of the programs which we offer. CCUSA fees cover costs including (but not limited to): insurance, staffing, orientations, flights (if included in program) and other support. Certain fees are refundable if a participant cancels from a program (see CCUSA program agreement for each individual program for specific details on refunds).