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Eligible participant start and end dates

Summer Work Travel participants can spend a total of 4 months in the United States, spending their summer breaks from university working and traveling around the country.

The U.S. Department of State regularly updates its Official Country Eligibility Dates, but participants' actual availability dates depend significantly on their university academic calendars. Eligible Work Travel participant start and end dates are listed below by season.

Winter

Country Earliest Start Date Latest End Date
Argentina December 1 April 1
Brazil November 15 March 15
Chile December 1 April 1
Costa Rica December 1 March 31
Malaysia November 25 March 15
Paraguay December 1 March 31
Peru December 1 March 31

Spring

Country Earliest Start Date Latest End Date
Ecuador (Guayaquil) February 21 May 2
Philippines March 26 September 1
Thailand March 7 July 7

Summer

Country Earliest Start Date Latest End Date
Bulgaria May 1  September 30
China June 1 September 15
Czech Republic May 1 October 1
Ecuador (Quito) May 1 October 1
Estonia May 15 September 15
Germany July 1 October 31
Jamaica May 5 September 7
Japan June 18 September 18
Kazakhstan May 25 September 1
Kosovo May 15 September 30
Krgyzstan June 1 August 31
Latvia May 4 August 31
Lithuania May 4 September 11
Macedonia May 15 September 30
Malaysia May 25 September 15
Moldova June 1 August 28
Mongolia June 1 September 1
Poland May 25 September 25
Romania June 15 September 30
Russia May 15 September 15
Serbia May 21 October 10
Singapore May 1 August 31
Slovakia May 15 September 15
Taiwan June 1 September 30
Turkey May 15 October 1
Ukraine May 4 August 31
Uzbekistan May 15 September 15


All country eligibility dates are approved and published by the U.S. Department of State.

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