Work & Travel
Get real world job skills in the US during your school break, discover life in America, and make new friends with CHI Work & Travel.
Our flexible program dates work around your schedule. Spend your winter, spring, or summer working at a popular US resort, amusement park, sporting arena, or restaurant, and in your free time immerse yourself in American culture – tour museums, sightsee, or just relax on the beach. The possibilities are endless.
You've always wanted the experience of a lifetime – now’s your chance. #GetOutThere!
Every year CHI brings thousands of university students from around the world to the United States as participants in our prestigious Work & Travel program. You can be next! Upon application acceptance:
CHI serves as your program sponsor
We issue your Form DS 2019, to help you apply for your J-1 visa
If desired, we arrange employment
Our professional staff support you every step of the way
There are two program options: Job Assistance and Self Placement
CHI will find a job for you, work with the employer and take care of all paperwork and arrangements on your behalf. This option provides less freedom to choose your job and location, but is easier as CHI handles this step for you.
You communicate directly with potential employers and arrange your own job in the US prior to applying. This option provides freedom to choose your job and location, but is more work as you must secure the job offer yourself. You would submit the written job offer with your full application.
|CHI finds exciting US jobs on your behalf for winter, spring or summer|
|CHI handles all contact with the US employer|
|CHI completes all necessary paperwork|
|You choose your own job and location|
This is a popular and prestigious program, and we value the maturity and professionalism of our participants. In order to be selected, you must submit a completed application through a CHI partner agency in your home country, as well as be:
The Work and Travel Exchange Program was designed to offer international students an opportunity to explore US culture while gaining valuable work experience. Cultural enrichment for each participant is a mandatory part of the program and one that CHI takes seriously. By the end of this short program participants will not only have work experience but they will have had a chance to truly experience all that the US has to offer.
Cultural events can be:
Make new friends, explore new places, try new foods. Just get out there and have the best adventure of your life!
Each month you are in the US you will receive a cultural newsletter as well as a cultural calendar via e-mail. They are sent on or around the first of each month so keep an eye out! You will find information regarding upcoming holidays as well as fun activities to help you culturally #GetOutThere!
We also encourage you to join our participant Facebook group. This group Pair, Work & Travel, Internship and Camp participants. Group members are given the opportunity to meet and socialize with other participants while taking part in cultural events and activities in the United States! This is an opportunity to make new friends from around the world and discover the US! If you aren’t already a member of our participant Facebook group, just visit the group page and ask to join. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org