The purpose of the Summer Work/Travel program is to provide bona fide foreign post-secondary students an opportunity to become directly involved in the daily life of the people of the United States through travel and temporary work for a period up to four months during their summer vacation.
The Program dates entered on the Form DS-2019 sets the particular program duration, but no program can exceed four months. Participants may not work at any other time except during the period indicated on the Form DS-2019. Program extensions are not ppermitted.
Participants can obtain employment in other industries. No employment can be obtained in the following areas: Pharmacy industry, hospitals, nursing homes, drivers, sales jobs where you work on commission.
If you are interested in any of the programs we offer, the first step to participating is filling out the registration form which is accessible on our website. After that first step is completed, we will respond within 3-5 business days with the documents that are needed and how to pay your registration fee.
Yes, you should still register for summer 2021 if you deferred.
If you have paid your full programme fee or US$1600, $1200 will be rolled over to the next season. If you have only paid the deposit of USD$700, USD$300 will be rolled over to the next season and you will be required to pay USD$900 for the next season.
There is no regulatory prohibition against having more than one job. However, check with your sponsor prior to accepting a second position.
Yes. Participants may not be employed as domestic employees in U.S. households (child care, chauffeurs, gardeners, etc.), in positions that require them to invest their own monies to provide themselves with inventory for the purpose of door-to-door sales, or in any employment involving any type of patient care.
Once you have found the right program for you, you can either come into the office or register online. When registering online it takes about 2-3 days to get a response. But we'll get back to you!
After registering, depending on the program you have registered for, you should paid the deposit. You also want to start gathering your documents such as your status letter (J1 work and travel only), 4 pictures (2 smiling and 2 not smiling), passport (make sure its up to date and doesn't expire soon), school ID and any other documents required for your program. The quicker you bring things in is the quicker you will be processed and able to get your DS-2019.
After you've registered, paid the deposit and brought in most of your documents you will be sent job offers to choose a job of your choice. You will then be interview by your sponsor and/or your employer. If you pass your interview(s) then you be sent a job offer and given other documents to sign.