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J-1 visa programs

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Please pay attention to the difference between your employment dates and your stay dates.

Employment dates

They determine the exact period during which you can work in the US. Thes job dates are specified on your DS-2019 form and your J-1 visa.

Job dates will be the ones specified by your employer on the CIEE Work & Travel Job Offer. If you are a student in the UK, your job can start on June 1st and the maximum end date is September 15th. Each country has specific program dates indicated in the section « Start Here ». The maximum duration of your employment can not exceed 4 months.

Stay dates

They determine the exact duration of your stay in the US. You can arrive in the U.S. up to 5 days prior to starting your job and stay up to 30 days after the end of employment date specified on your DS-2019 form and on your visa. You will benefit from our insurance coverage for the duration of your stay.

Please note that your program dates are the dates of your stay, not those of your employment.