Programs

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Training / Internship

Training

Training programs are designed to allow foreign professionals to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive training in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.
A trainee must be a foreign national who:
Has a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in his or her occupational field outside the United States; or
Has five years of work experience outside the United States in the occupational field in which they are seeking training
Benefits
Practical Experience: Enhance the skills and expertise of exchange visitors in their academic or occupational fields through participation in a structure and guided training-based program.

http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/trainee/

Internship

Internship programs are designed to allow foreign college and university students or recent graduates to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.

Interns must be foreign nationals:
Who are currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States; or
Who have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program start date.

Benefits

Practical Experience: The program bridges the gap between formal education and practical work experience.

http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/intern/

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Summer Work and Travel US

College and University students enrolled full time and pursuing studies at post-secondary accredited academic institutions located outside the United States come to the United States to share their culture and ideas with people of the United States through temporary work and travel opportunities.

Summer Work Travel Students must be:

  • Sufficiently proficient in English to successfully interact in an English speaking environment;

  • Post-secondary school students enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree or other full-time course of study at an accredited classroom based, post-secondary educational institution outside the United States;

  • Have successfully completed at least one semester or equivalent of post-secondary academic study; and

  • Pre-placed in a job prior to entry unless from a visa waiver country.

  • 18-27 years old

Benefits

The Summer Work Travel program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university to experience and to be exposed to the people and way of life in the United States.

 

 

http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/summer-work-travel/

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High School US

Secondary school students travel to the United States to study at an accredited public or private high school and live with an American host family or at an accredited boarding school.

 

Secondary Students must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age, but not more than 18 years and six months of age as of the program start date, or

  • Not have finished more than 11 years of primary and secondary school, not including kindergarten; and

  • Not have previously participated in a secondary school student academic year or semester exchange program or attended school in the United States in either F-1 or J-1 status.

Benefits

Extracurricular Experiences: Students may take part in school sanctioned and sponsored extra-curricular activities, including after school sports programs.

Accommodations: Students live with an American host family or at a U.S. boarding school.

 

http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/secondary-school-student

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Teacher

Foreign teachers have the opportunity to teach in accredited primary and secondary schools in the United States.

Teachers must:

  • Meet the qualifications for teaching in primary or secondary schools in their country of nationality or last legal residence;

  • Be working as a teacher in the home country or country of legal residence at the time of application, or, if not working as a teacher, otherwise meet the eligibility qualifications and (a) have recently (within 12 months of application) completed an advanced degree and (b) have two years of full-time teaching experience within the past eight years;

  • Have a degree-equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree in either education or the academic subject field in which they intend to teach;

  • Have a minimum of two years (24 months) of teaching or related professional experience;

  • Satisfy the standards of the U.S. state in which they will teach;

  • Be of good reputation and character;

  • Be seeking to enter the United States for the purpose of full-time teaching as a teacher of record at a primary (including pre-kindergarten) or secondary accredited educational institution in the United States (pre-kindergarten teachers must teach full-time, and at the pre-kindergarten level, may teach only language immersion at an accredited host school);

  • Possess sufficient proficiency in the English language.

Benefits

Educational and cultural enrichment: Exchange teachers sharpen their professional skills and participate in cross-cultural activities in schools and communities, and they return to their home school after the exchange to share their experiences and increased knowledge of the United States and the U.S. educational system.

Repeat participation

  • Teachers are eligible to repeat the program provided that they have resided outside the United States for two years and continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

https://j1visa.state.gov/programs/teacher/

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Programs for US Citizens

This program is for US University or college students with education in areas such as , tourism, business, education (teaching),  administration, and  culinary careers.

Placements are in different local business such as universities, hotels, resorts, stores, etc. Some of the business offer housing and a monthly economic assistance. Level of basic of Spanish is required for Americans and advance level of English is required.

Interns must be a US citizen:

  • Who are currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution in the United States; or

  • Who have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their program start date.

 

Benefits:

 

The program bridges the gap between formal education and practical work experience.

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Work Programs US and Canada

These programs allow temporary workers all over the world with the opportunity to travel and work in USA during six to ten months (depend of the necessity of the employer), and lin Canada for one year. Most of the jobs are in hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, resorts, and swimming pools. The available positions are housekeeping, dishwasher, laundry, customer service, kitchen, fast food, front desk, etc. The program will help the participants to earn some money during their stay and improve the participant skills in the English language living in an English speaking community.

The type of visas lfor lthese programs are:

- H1 B visa lfor Professionals

- H2 B visa for non profesionals

- TFWP in Canada