The Work & Travel Program

CHI's Work & Travel Program offers overseas university students a unique opportunity to intimately experience life and culture in the US. During their school holiday periods, the international participants are able to work side by side with their US counterparts at seasonal, temporary, entry-level jobs. The program allows the participant to earn spending money and, at the same time, offset some living and travel expenses during their stay in the US. After finishing their work commitment, the participants have an optional travel period to sightsee and further discover our amazing country. CHI is designated by the US Department of State (DoS) to sponsor participants in an exchange visitor program under the Summer Work & Travel category. CHI is able to issue the form DS-2019 which allows for the participants to apply for a J-1 visa.

Why CHI?

  • 24/7 support for both participant and employer
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wide selection of jobs and locations
  • Highly qualified and experienced field staff across the country
  • Efficient operations 
  • Reliable, Reachable and Responsive Team 
  • Strong belief in the value of cultural exchange
  • Designated sponsor for the Summer Work &Travel since 2000

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For Employers

With CHI’s decades of experience in running exchange programs in the US, and an industry-leading screening process, we’ll help streamline your operations and give you a leg up on navigating US Department of State rules and regulations. We work to constantly stay at the forefront of industry standard best practices, and will share our deep knowledge base with you.

For Participants

Every year CHI brings thousands of university students from all over the world to participate in the USA Work & Travel Program. Participants have the unique chance to learn a new culture, experience the work atmosphere, meet new people and share their summer break with new friends.

For Partners

CHI is committed to the satisfaction and success of everyone who helps make our student exchange programs what they are, and our overseas partners are an important part of that equation. We seek lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. A number of our staffers even came directly from our partner organizations, so we know what’s important to you.