PRE-ARRIVAL ORIENTATION (Mandatory Requirement)

As required by the U.S. Department of State, you will have access to the following materials by accessing your GEC online record:

  • GEC’s Participant Handbook
  • A copy of the Department of State’s Intern/Trainee Participant Letter
  • A copy of the Department of State’s Intern/Trainee Program Brochure
  • Information regarding your health insurance
  • Information advising you of your obligation to notify GEC when you arrive in the United States and to provide information, within 5 days, of any change in residence or contact information.

You will also receive a link to the online orientation presentation where you will be required to go through the presentation and give your electronic signature at the end. THIS IS MANDATORY and requires your participation in order to be in the Intern Trainee Exchange Visitor Program. Failure to complete this orientation prior to your program start date will result in the termination of your sponsorship and the cancellation of your DS-2019 Form. You are required to become familiar and understand the contents of the orientation. Other documents that will inform you about your Exchange Visitor Program include your DS 7002 training plan, Program Information Guide as well as the online resources by state on GEC’s website.