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J-1 visa programs

  • WORK & TRAVEL USA allows you to work anywhere in the US during your summer vacation for a maximum duration of 4 months. Depending in which country you are studying, the WORK & TRAVEL USA program dates are:                                                                                    – United Kingdom: from June 1st to September 30th
    – France: from June 1st to September 30th
    – Belgium: from June 30th to September 15th
    – Switzerland: from May 31st to September 16th
    – Luxembourg: from July 9th to September 9th

  • You can arrive in the United States up to 5 days prior to the beginning of your employment. You are also allowed to extend your stay as a tourist for 30 additional days after your last day of employment (your DS-2019 end date). You cannot work during these two grace periods. 

  • You can work in all 50 States and U.S. territories, including Hawaii,      Alaska, the Virgin Islands and Porto Rico.