Work & Travel USA program gives you a chance to be much more than a tourist! Experience life in the U.S. by working side-by-side with locals. It’s a real American experience that also helps cover travel expenses!
As your program sponsor, CIEE will help you have the best experience possible. Since 1969, we have sponsored thousands Work & Travel USA students. Our expertise helps you prepare for the program, and get you all of the important work documents you’ll need. Plus, we’re available 24 hours a day to help you with questions and emergencies while you are in the United States.
Established in 1947, CIEE is a world leader in student exchange services. Each year, we help nearly 50,000 high school and university students as well as young professionals and educators to grow personally and to develop their potential through participation in a wide variety of exchange programs across the globe. CIEE staff are highly trained and are devoted to providing the highest level of service to our global partners and program participants.
Administering quality exchange programs requires experience, reliability, and stability. CIEE, with more than 60 years of experience, has played a key role in setting—and often raising—the standards by which all organizations are measured.
Find your own job or talk to your local representative about finding a job through CIEE. We work with top U.S. companies who hire Work & Travel students every year. In fact, CIEE helps more than 10,000 students find jobs every year! There are job opportunities across the U.S., from New Jersey to Alaska and Florida to California. Working with U.S. employees and customers helps you to improve your English and adds international experience to your resume (CV). Whether you’re working as a restaurant server or operating a roller coaster at a theme park, you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget and learn valuable new skills that will last a lifetime.
CIEE has been a Work & Travel USA sponsor since 1969, which means you benefit from our years of experience helping students like you prepare for the program. We help you with the J-1 Visa process, provide you with health insurance, and supply all of your necessary documents. To make sure that your questions are answered before you leave home, we also provide you with an online orientation that covers everything from working in the U.S. to how to find a place to live.
CIEE provides you with superior support and services while you are in the United States. Our Customer Service Center is highly trained to help you solve any problems that you might have while on our program. CIEE even hires Work & Travel USA students to work in our Customer Service Center, so that we can help you in your own language! And, our support staff is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies.
When your work is done, it’s time to explore the U.S.! The diversity and possibilities are endless. Surfing in California, a Broadway show in New York, or a baseball game in Chicago. There’s so much to do, and CIEE is ready to help you make your travel dreams come true. Check out the travel section for cool benefits that will help you make the most of your travel period.