Summer Work & Travel

United States

Ever thought about turning your summer vacation into an unforgettable adventure? Pack your bags and head to the United States with this exciting program! You’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest brands in the U.S.; imagine working in famous theme parks, 5-star hotels, bustling restaurants, waterparks, or sunny beachside spots. Whether you’re experienced or a total newbie, we’ve got the perfect job for you!

But it’s not all work and no play! You’ll experience authentic American culture, make friends from around the globe, improve your English, and have a blast experiencing everyday life in the U.S.
Get ready for more than just a job – it’s a chance to grow, learn, and have some serious fun along the way. The opportunities are as diverse as they are exciting.


Why settle for an ordinary summer? Join us for a taste of the American dream, meet tons of new people, and return home with memories, skills, and a fresh view of the world. Let’s make this summer one to remember!

What the program includes

Guaranteed Job

Secured placement before you arrive so you know exactly where you're going and start earning immediately.


We work with you in advance to prepare you for your adventure and provide guidance on what to expect.

Health insurance coverage

Health insurance coverage for the duration of your program to assist in emergencies.

International Requirements

Guidance on visa requirements and program regulations


24/7 emergency support from our U.S. based support teams

Fees &

You may be eligible to participate in this program if:
  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • A full-time university student
  • Able to speak conversational English

Step 1

Submit Your Application

Our team will reach out to you, and together, we’ll review your eligibility, answer your questions, and see what positions you are interested in.

Step 2

Choose Your Position

Explore available jobs that suit your interests. Participate in a host company interview to find your perfect match for the summer.

Step 3

Complete Your Application

If you’re hired, congrats! Now you’ll need to submit the full application and program fee.

Step 4

Schedule Your Visa Appointment

Take your Alliance Abroad Visa paperwork to the U.S. Embassy at your scheduled time for your J1 visa appointment. It’s an important step, and we’re here to help if you need it!

Step 5

Start Planning Your Summer

Once your visa is approved, it’s time to book your flight and start planning. Our pre-departure orientation will tell you everything you need to know. You’re set for an enjoyable and unforgettable summer!


The Summer Work Travel program may last up to four months. The time you participate must fall within the official summer vacation dates of your university, as well as within dates set by the Ministry of Education in your country. Most seasonal employers request a period of at least 2.5 months of eligibility to work to ensure time for training and support for their peak season.

We understand the wish to have a friend join you for the program. All candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and secure a job with the same employer in the same location. If hired by the same company, you can absolutely travel together and participate in the program together. Most employers cannot guarantee the same position or the same shifts, but you still would have the opportunity to share housing and your time off together.

We recommend starting the process as soon as possible to ensure enough time to move through the process and arrive on time. We are usually ready to start recruitment for the next season at the end of the current one- for example, recruitment for the next summer season starts in September when current participants are ending their programs and returning home. On average, the application and placement process can take a minimum of two months, not including the time you may have to wait for visa appointments to be available at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Yes. If you budget wisely, you should earn enough money to cover your rent and living expenses while in the U.S. We look at the rates of pay and housing costs when approving host employers to ensure participants can afford the local cost of living. Second jobs are also allowed with permission on the program.

Ready to take a leap?

Your next adventure starts now…

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