J-1 Work Travel Cultural Exchange Program for Companies

Learn more about what IWT can offer you.

Introduce a new perspective to your company

Summer Work Travel is a seasonal J-1 exchange visa program with the U.S. Department of State that gives U.S. employers the opportunity to hire international university students for their business' peak season.

Intrax works with you to develop a staffing solution that matches your key positions with the right employees. Our participants are top university students from around the world, eager to spend their summer working in the United States, speaking English, and learning more about American culture.


Recruit quality staff backed by superior support

Work with an Industry Leader

Having matched 100,000+ participants over 18+ years as a J-1 Summer Work Travel program sponsor, we have the expertise to guide you through the hiring process with ease, while building a rewarding cultural experience.

Hire for your Exact Seasonal Hiring Gaps

IWT works closely with you to develop a hiring plan personalized to meet your staffing needs so you can recruit participants that are able to work for your seasonal peak and shoulder seasons.

Experience Unmatched Local & Global Support

Our global partners from over 35 countries and local staff in the United States provide exceptional 24/7 support for both you and your participants from start to finish.

Foster an International Company Culture

IWT J-1 participants are eager to learn about American culture from their coworkers and your guests, and they are just as excited to share their culture too.

Hiring for seasonal work in your industry

Intrax host companies represent numerous parts of the hospitality and tourism industries, including hotels, ski resorts, amusement parks, and more. We work with companies to develop a clear understanding of hiring needs, while our expert international offices and partners recruit qualified participants for each industry.

Intrax works with a number of industries and can help you hire participants for the following positions:

amusement park ride operators

front of house

gift shop and retail workers

food and beverage workers

line and prep cooks

concierge and guest services

cooks and dishwashers

ski lift operators



servers, bussers, etc.

Our Work Travel Participants

Our participants represent a wide range of skills, personalities and cultural backgrounds. Each participant is excited for the opportunity to live and work in the United States, bringing their skills to your company and improving their understanding of America.

All Work Travel participants are:

Full time students from the world's best universities

Excited to learn about American culture first-hand

Proficient in English

From more than 50 countries

If you have any questions about hiring, please contact IWT at hire@intraxinc.com or please call us toll-free at 1-888-224-0450.


What our hosts have to say


Everyone has a story

Discover stories and tips from our students, hosts and team.

Lessons from Morocco - by Janice Fox
Lessons from Morocco - by Janice Fox
August 5, 2020
Lessons from Morocco - by Janice Fox
We need our neighbors and international friends. Cultural exchange strengthens us to confront our own preconceptions and allow us to make profound changes.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
April 20, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Intrax is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and we continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S State Department.
Winner of the 2019 Summer Video Competition
Winner of the 2019 Summer Video Competition
March 9, 2020
Winner of the 2019 Summer Video Competition
Winner is Deividas (David) Kanis from Lithunia, who spent his summer in South Lake Tahoe, NV!

Connecting people and cultures through work and travel