It is illegal for anyone to smoke under the age of 18. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit or you can terminated from the NISE program. We recommend that you quit before you come on the program.

Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol is prohibited in the United States for those under the age of 21. If you are caught drinking alcohol, NISE reserves the right to terminate you from the program. Drugs are also prohibited in the United States. If you use prescription drugs or medicine from your country, please let your Group Coordinator and Host Family know so that we can be aware of it. The medical insurance that is included with your program does not pay for refills on prescription drugs.

US Laws
Students must abide by all the laws of the United States.

No students are permitted to drive while on the program. Students are not allowed to ride on motorcycles or mopeds during the program due to safety concerns.

Water Activities
Swimming permission is individual to each group. If allowed, you must be proficient swimmer. A life guard must be present at all times. EXTREME caution must be taken.

You are not allowed to travel alone anywhere unless it is in your immediate neighborhood and with the approval of your Host Family. Your Host Family may request to take you on a weekend trip. We will consider every request, but requests where you would be absent from class for several days will not be approved.