News & Updates
Summer’s workforce a uniting of nations
International students in U.S. on visas help fill job openings By Eric Anderson Published 3:30 pm EDT, Saturday, July 7, 2018 Help wanted signs still dot windows of shops in Lake George, Saratoga Springs and other area resort communities. But local officials say job fairs and a student visa program have gone a long way to meet […]
Governor’s Letter Confirms J-1 Work Program Support
by Shawn Soper OCEAN CITY — While the local grassroots campaign to stave off the possible elimination of the J-1 Summer Work and Travel (SWT) continues, the effort got a little boost this week from some sources higher up the chain. In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would reduce the number of […]
International students work, learn in Williamsburg over the summer
Freddy Rodriguez and Wilby Feliz say they were surprised to see cars stopping to wait for them to cross the street when they first arrived in Williamsburg, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of life in the Dominican Republic. “In Santo Domingo, you have to run to cross the street, but here it’s […]
The J-1 student visa program is crucial for South Jersey
With 1,500 seasonal positions to fill for the summer, Morey’s Piers in Wildwood could hire about half of the employable people who live in the city year-round. But the number of young, job-seeking residents willing to work at a summer amusement pier at a starting pay of $8.60 per hour is so low, places such […]
J-1 Visa program protected by Congress
Preserving island’s foreign summer workforce By Cassius Shuman Fri, 07/20/2018 Sponsors and employers involved with the foreign student exchange program on Block Island are breathing a sigh of relief. That’s because the U.S. Congress acted to protect the State Department’s Summer Work Travel program, a program that was in jeopardy of being scrapped by the […]
J-1 Summer Work/Travel Students from Ireland Now Required to Secure Jobs
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said Irish students hoping to head to the US next summer as part of the J1 programme will need to secure a job before they travel. The government had been lobbying for Ireland to be exempt from the requirement – however in a statement this morning the Department of […]
International Student Worker Recruitment In Full Swing
By DispatchAdmin, Shawn J. Soper OCEAN CITY — While snow fell on Ocean City this week and spring seems as far away as ever, efforts were already underway in places like Moldova and Poland to fill out the resort’s summer workforce with international students from around the globe. Each year, several hundred J-1 visa-carrying […]
A Job and an American Experience
This summer, a group of international students is experiencing a Minnesota summer while working their summer job.
J-1 Summer Work/Travel Students in Corpus Christi, TX
United Work and Travel J-1 students sharing their positive experiences in Corpus Christi, TX from Summer 2013.
Welcome 2013 J-1 Summer Work/Travel Program Participants!
United Work and Travel welcome students from across the world as they arrive for their J-1 Summer Work/Travel Program this Memorial Day weekend.