J-1 Work Travel Cultural Exchange Program for Students

Learn more about what IWT can offer you.

Program for Students

Learn more about what IWT can offer you.

An adventure you will cherish while working and exploring American culture

Instead of just visiting the U.S. as a tourist, why not fully immerse yourself in American life through a paid work experience? The Work Travel program gives you the opportunity to spend up to 4 months working and traveling in the U.S. during your summer vacation.

While working at a great American company, you'll earn money to cover your expenses, meet new friends, and improve your English skills. After your job is complete, you can spend the last month of the program traveling throughout the U.S.

The Intrax Work Travel Program makes it easier for you to find a job with companies who hire J-1 international staff.


Your job is awaiting

Offering paid positions as ski lift operators, cashiers, kitchen help, housekeeping staff, lifeguards, front desk personnel, retail and more.


Program highlights

Seasonal work in the U.S. for up to 4 months
Ongoing support and 24-hour emergency line
Process J-1 visa paperwork and DS-2019 form
Management of visa and administrative details
Wide variety of destinations like ski resorts and national parks
Pre-departure orientation and assistance
Assistance with housing and travel arrangements
Assistance with Social Security number
Paid positions matched with your skills and interests
Participant handbook and web portal for documents
Insurance coverage for duration of program
Optional additional month of health insurance for $50

Process simplified

Apply for program

Contact an IWT partner for program information and a screening interview. After the interview, the partner will show you complete descriptions of available jobs that meet your needs and qualifications.


Match with a company

You select a job and complete your paperwork. Your IWT partner will schedule another interview with you to ensure you meet the particular requirements for your job. We collect all documents and fees for submission.


Prepare for your adventure

We provide you with support and pre-departure orientation before you leave for the U.S.


Do you already have a job in the United States?

IWT can help you apply for your J-1 visa through one of our partners in your home country if you already have a job arranged in the U.S. or would like to arrange your own job.

An adventure you will cherish



What our participants 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