Resources and Benefits

Affinity Programs

Cultural Vistas is pleased to offer resources and benefits to our participants and alumni through our affinity programs!

 

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Cultural Vistas participants enjoy a variety of housing options and affordable rooms for rent with 4Stay. Easily search online for fully furnished apartments, private rooms, shared rooms, and entire homes for a semester, a year, month-to-month or short term rentals – all utilities included. For those who want to experience local culture, they also have a homestay program.

 

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Participants in need of a rental car during their program can use Rentalcars.com to search, compare & save.

 

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Participants coming to the United States for their program receive a free SIM card, which they can insert in their unlocked mobile phone to ensure a seamless transition with wireless service (plans average $30/month). Participants are responsible for any activation fees.
 


 

Benefits

Cultural Vistas has partnered with the following companies to provide these services at no additional cost to the participant!

 

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Participants who earn income from a U.S. source must pay federal, state, and local income taxes. Cultural Vistas offers participants free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation. See your email from Cultural Vistas at the beginning of each tax season, with next steps information.

 

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We are proud to offer participants enrolled on Cultural Vistas insurance plans access to Talkspace, an online therapy platform that allows users to engage in counseling with an individual licensed therapist through unlimited text, audio and video messages in a private chat room. Login instructions can be found on your My Healthcare Zone portal.

 

Affinity partners have been screened by Cultural Vistas and deemed trustworthy, however such resources have been should not be interpreted as an indication that Cultural Vistas believes that any particular products or services are superior or inferior to any others. Products and services provided through affinity programs have not been developed by Cultural Vistas. Cultural Vistas does not independently test, evaluate, or verify the accuracy or completeness of any information provided by such resources. Cultural Vistas disclaims and makes no guaranty or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided by affinity program partners, and disclaims and makes no warranty that their products and services will meet any particular member’s needs.