We conduct recruitment of Tertiary Students for the annual J-1 Summer Work & Travel Program in the USA.
What is the J-1 Summer Work & Travel Program?
The J-1 Work & Travel Program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by educational and cultural exchanges.
It is an opportunity for post-secondary students, enrolled full time and pursuing studies at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, located outside the United States, to go to the USA to work and travel during their summer vacation.
Summer Work & Travel Students Must Be:
- Between the ages of 18 – 28;
- In good health;
- Sufficiently proficient in English to successfully interact in an English speaking environment;
- Post-secondary school students enrolled in, and actively pursuing, a degree or other full time course of study at an accredited post-secondary educational institution outside the United States;
- Have successfully completed, at least, one semester or equivalent of post-secondary academic study;
- Pre-placed prior to entry.
The J-1 Summer Work & Travel Program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university – to experience and to be exposed to the people and way of life in the United States.
Additional Important Information:
- Readmittance: Participants can be admitted to the Program more than once;
- Program Length: The maximum length of the Program is four (4) months;
- Returning Home: Students must return to their home country prior to the start date of their university or college.
Participants cannot be placed:
- In any position in the adult-entertainment industry;
- In sales positions that require participants to purchase inventory that they must sell in order to support themselves;
- In domestic help positions in private homes (e.g. child care, elder care, gardener, chauffeur);
- As pedicab or rolling-chair drivers or operators;
- As operators of vehicles or vessels that carry passengers for hire and/or for which commercial drivers licenses are required;
- In any position related to clinical care that involves patient contact;
- In any position that could bring notoriety or disrepute to the Exchange Visitor Program.
This Program is of no cost to the employer, except that students must be paid no less than the minimum wage and at the prevailing wage rate for the area.
The US State Department allows students to have second jobs, providing they are not at the expense of their primary job assignment.
The employer should, where possible, assist the students in finding suitable housing at a reasonable rate. However, the cost of housing is borne by the student.