Summer Work & Travel USA

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Summer Work & Travel USA

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Program Overview

The Summer Work and Travel Program offers international university students a unique opportunity to visit the United States and intimately experience American life and culture.

The program is open to university students from around the world who want to experience another culture while earning money to support their stay. By working throughout the United States, participants have a remarkable chance to experience the United States and share their own traditions and cultures with the American locals and their peers from other countries.

The purpose of the Work and Travel program is cultural exchange and this is achieved through promoting language exchange, building international friendships, developing cross cultural understanding and so much more! The program is designated by the U.S. Department of State as a J-1 visa program which allows qualified participants to work in a variety of seasonal positions throughout the country for up to 4 months during their universities’ main break (May/June – September 5). Participants work in resorts, hotels, restaurants, stores, theme parks, and national parks across the United States.

Program Eligibility

Are you interested in participating on our Work and Travel program?

Placement Locations:

Positions are available throughout the USA.

The Program includes:

The Program does NOT include:

What is the 30-day Grace Period?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides all Exchange Visitor Program participants a 30-day travel status period following the completion of their program. This period is NOT included in the program dates entered on the Form DS-2019 or the J-1Visa end date.

The grace period allows participants to travel domestically and/or to prepare for and depart from the United States. It is not to be used for any other purpose. Program participants who travel beyond the boundaries of the United States during the grace period may not be permitted by DHS to re-enter the United States as they are no longer in valid J-1 status during this time. Employment is prohibited during this grace period.