The Summer Work/Travel Exchange Visitor Program, popularly known as Work&Travel, is an official program of the United States Government that allows students from all over the world to legally work in the USA during academic holidays for a period not exceeding 4 months and travel within the United States for up to 30 days after its completion.
Its main goal is the possibility of cultural exchange between young people from different countries, as well as to let them experience the American way of life, working conditions and getting to know American culture and customs.
The Work&Travel program can only be organized by agencies designated by the State Department to run it, so called “sponsors”.
Program participants may be full-time and extramural students of all faculties and schools accredited by the Ministry of National Education, as well as first and last year students who speak English at the communicative level.
The benefits of participating in the program are obvious:
- super intensive English language course;
- amazing adventures, amazing places, interesting people;
- fantastic school of character, maliciously called by some the school of survival:
- new friends from all over the world;
- lots of unforgettable experiences, memories, albums full of crazy photos;
- new perspectives, points of view and thinking ways;
- nice addition to the CV;
- and (for some, above all) the money – the money invested in the program pays off quickly, and most of you will certainly bring back a good sum.