Services and Fees

Cultural Vistas provides personalized support to participants from the time of application, throughout the Korea WEST program in the United States, and after returning home. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to remaining an affordable option for international students looking to enhance their careers while living abroad. The program fee for the 18 month Korea WEST program is $8,900.


Below is a breakdown of the various areas this fee covers:

  • $5,300  Language Training Fee
    Tuition fees for the language program and fees associated with support of the language portion of the program
  • $3,100  Internship Sponsorship Fee
    Internship placement fee, insurance, ongoing support, emergency services, host company recruitment, vetting and site visits, and all other program costs
  • $320  Application Fee
    Application processing fees, DS-2019 issuance, participant materials, orientation (this fee is non-refundable)
  • $180  SEVIS Fee
    Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (this fee is non-refundable)