Summer Work and Travel

Work and Explore the United States Culture this summer for up to 4 Months !

The J-1 Summer Work and Travel (SWT) program provides University/College students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university and also to share their culture and ideas with people in the United States through temporary work and travel experiences.

Summer Work and Travel

Eligibility :

  • Currently enrolled on a FULL-TIME basis in a College or University
  • Between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Able to speak and understand conversational English
  • Minimum Semester GPA of 2.0
  • Willing to work and explore the United States for up to 4 Months.
  • Clean Police Record
  • Your Institution /Courses must be accredited by the University Council of Jamaica

Program Package includes:

  1. J1 Visa Sponsorship ( Full OR Self-Placement )
  2. Medical Insurance Coverage
  3. Job Placement (For Full-Placement)
  4. Visa Application “Assistance”
  5. On-Going Guidance while in the U.S.A
  6. 24 Hr Support While in the USA
  7. Pre-Departure Orientation
  8. Embassy Date Monitoring

Documents Required :

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Three (3) Passport Size Photo
  3. School Enrollment Verification (We provide the Template)
  4. Copy of previous J1 Visas
  5. Updated Resume
  6. Transcript
  7. School Identification
  8. Police Record- Conditional
  9. Additional Documents may be required upon request *


On your days off from work; you can take trips with your friends to different tourist attractions and explore different parts of the area your placed.


With your J1 Visa which you will receive before entering the United States, will give you the ability to travel and explore the entire USA. So you can have a trip to Las Vegas , then down to Miami , then Back up to the Big Apply New York City !

Even if your J1 Visa is expired you have a 30 days “grace period” to explore some additional places!

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All Participants will recieve pre-arranged Jobs to help with their expenses while in the United States. We fully understand that there are many Individuals who have saved a portion of their Income over the months during their program and return home with huge savings , however this program is not to maximize on earning/profit but rather gain cultural experience in the United States.

Share your culture with other Americans or J1 participants and learn more about their cultures as well !

Can I have a second job ? Yes, you can ! Second Jobs are allowed once approved by the Sponsor.

As a J-1 visa holders ,you are deemed as “non-resident aliens” during your stay in the United States and you are typically required to pay federal, state and local taxes. The Good thing is : You are also expected to file annual reports (also known as tax returns) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

SWT Program Packages 2023/2024

Apply Online

Registration Fee : JMD$2,500

Screening/Evaluation Fee: USD$50

  • Other Fees to consider :
  • – Flight Cost
  • – Housing/Rent Deposit ( $0- $1,200)
  • – Visa Appointment Fee (USD$160)
  • Adequate savings to support yourself before receiving your first paycheck. (You cannot travel empty pocket)

Book your flight!

After all payments are completed ,and your Job/DS2019 has been confirmed ; You will be required to attend a “Pre-Departure Orientation” in April.



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Deadline 2024

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Work and Travel is now open for 2024 !!
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