The Work Travel Program is designed to allow young international university students to travel and work in the United States while on a J-1 visa. In order to qualify for the J-1 Summer Work Travel program, you must be:
Currently enrolled in a university or four-year college
Between 18 and 28 years of age
Have a conversational level of English
Independent and mature traveler
Flexible attitude and willingness to learn
Committed to fulfilling job duties for duration of program
Have at least $1000 (USD) available to support yourself for the first month of the program
Students can participate in the Work Travel Program during their university's summer break. The maximum length of the program is 4 months. This includes 4 months to work with an additional 30 days during which participants are not allowed to work, but may travel within the U.S. and prepare for their return trip.
See below for eligible participant start and end dates.
Our fees comprise of the following major components:
DS-2019 Form (Self-Arranged/Independent)
Interview Fee (IWT-Arranged/Premium)
Your actual fees are determined by your local IWT partner representative. To be referred to an IWT partner in your home country, please fill out our Inquiry Form. IWT works with international agents and partners to provide a participant with the best possible program.
Fees will change by country, market, exchange rate and the level of service that a partner provides to the participant. Some partners offer different levels of service, including job interview skills, English classes, job training, etc. and therefore charge more for their services. Examples of typical fees per region are below.
Median Fees by Region
If you have any questions about fees prior to enrolling, please contact an Intrax partner in your region. If you are already in the U.S. and have a question, please call us toll-free at 1-888-224-0450.
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.
All country eligibility dates are approved and published by the U.S. Department of State.
Intrax gave me an incredible chance to make my dream come true. It was an amazing summer and I'm so thankful for it. My participation on the program was absolutely safe, I was informed about all the necessary information before I arrived to the USA. I had so much fun and a lot of unforgettable memories. Thank you so much!
Since this is my first staying out of home for longer than 2 weeks, it was incredible! I met bunch of wonderful people in Alaska and spend some quality time with them. Hiking, riding bikes and witnessing the appearing of Northern Lights over Anchorage was unbelievable! An everlasting experience for me!
Whenever I had questions or doubts, I got a very fast answer from Intrax representatives. Everything went really great. I would highly recommend this sponsor company to students who are planning to take a part in summer work and travel program.
My initial intentions were to come to America for the first time and make money to go back home. Little did I know life had an unexpected turn for me. I have created memories that will last a lifetime. This experience has certainly changed my perspective and I have learned that it doesn't take years to build a friendship with good people.
My Work and Travel experience has been unforgettable. I met so many new people, from so many different places, and I lived with them for almost three months... We started as strangers and by the end of the program we had become such good friends.
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