Frequently Asked Questions
How will opportunities be published so we know about upcoming missions?
We will continually post opportunities as they arise, so we encourage you to visit
www.usis.com/ata frequently to check for updates and upcoming missions.
Will I have to furnish my own equipment or will it be provided for me?
You will deploy with a standard pack of gear, to include instructional equipment
and immediate-need items as they pertain to the mission. Additional equipment will,
in most cases, be issued upon arrival in-country.
What should I do if my contact information changes or I need to update my personal
Return to our webpage (www.usis.com/ata) and update your data. We suggest you visit
the site regularly to verify your data and to view any changes to the Program’s
status. Please note that the updating of your personal data is your responsibility
if you wish to maintain consideration.
What about food and lodging?
Accommodations are normally provided in commercial hotels or Department of State
(DS) approved facilities. With few exceptions, instructors will eat on the economy
plan. In challenging locations, our food service providers supply nutritious menus designed
to offer you well-balanced, healthy, and safe meals three times per day. USIS assures
that all life support (food, lodging, work-related travel) will be furnished during
How long are the assignments?
Most assignments range from 7-15 days depending on the length of the course or assessment.
For deployments that last more than two weeks, you will have a day or two off to
experience the local culture.
How will I be reimbursed for expenses, and will I be required to pay for my own flight?
Our USIS travel agent will book and pay for your flight according to Joint Travel
Regulation (JTR) government guidelines. All other allowable expenses must be submitted
on approved travel forms and will be reimbursed via check or direct deposit within
30 days of our office receiving them. Original receipts will be required for all
expenses, and you will be notified prior to deployment as to which expenses are
reimbursable (i.e., hotel, per diem, taxi, etc.).