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Work & Travel USA - Important Dates

Application Deadlines

You can now start applying for summer 2019. We will send you invitations to Skype/Webcam job interviews via email. These virtual hiring fairs will probably take place twice a month from December through February.

Work & Travel USA - Criteria

  • Full-time student (outside of the USA) at time of application, having completed at least one semester. You may be a final year student but must be enrolled at time of application
  • Student in an EU country (citizenship or residency)
  • Non-native speakers require an intermediate level of English
  • Your employment period must be during your summer semester break from universtiy for a maximum of a 4 month-work period
  • Your job requests a minimum of 32 hours per week
  • You have sufficient financial resources, at least $1,500 for the first month.
  • Between 18 and 28 years old while on program

Repetition of Program

You can participate in the Work & Travel Program up to 3 times. The J-1 visa application is independent of a former participation in other J-1 programs, such as High School, Au pair or Camp Counsellor in the USA.

Program Dates

US Department of State Program Dates for students from:

Country Program Dates
Sweden 1.5. – 30.8.
Finland 13.5. – 13.9.
Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia 15.5. – 15.9.
Switzerland 1.6. – 31.8.
UK 1.6. – 15.9.
France, Greece, Portugal 1.6. – 30.9.
Norway 15.6. – 20.9.
Spain 15.6. – 30.9.
Belgium 30.6. – 15.9.
Austria 1.7. – 30.9
Germany 1.7. – 31.10.
Denmark 4.7. – 31.8.