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USA J1 Work Travel - Students
Looking for hard working, dynamic and adventurous students for short term work and travel opportunities in the USA. Positions offered include, working at Ski Resorts in Colorado, Northern California and the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. Waitressing, house keeping and retail positions in Montana, Vermont, New Hampshire, Lousiana, Utah and other States not mentioned.
Self placements are also accepted (where the student chooses to find the job themselves).
****Applications are closed!!! Will reopen in June 2013****
** All tertiary students. There has been a change in the rules. The US Government has advised that all South African students are only allowed to work in the USA from 30 Oct 2012 to 15 Feb 2013. This means that the availability of jobs on ski resorts will be limited.
The J-1 Work/Travel program gives full-time students the chance to experience a new culture and travel to a different country during their December holiday. You may choose to travel on your own or with your friends. The visa provides you the opportunity to work for up to 3 and a half months, and travel for an additional thirty days at your leisure.
Jobs offered vary across a broad spectrum - From hotel desk clerks and lifeguards to game attendants, fast food workers or retail assistants, and many more.
Three placement options are provided according to your personal preference:
Organised Placement--> This option is designed to offer you full assistance with the J-1 Work and Travel program process from start to finish. If you select this option, a paid position will be secured for you that corresponds with the dates you are able to travel.
Self Placement -->This option is for those who have found and secured a job on their own. All you need to do is contact us with your job offer, and we will assist you with the necessary documentation and administrative help you need in order to apply for your J-1 visa. In addition, we will continue to assist and support you while you are in the USA. The screening of the self palcement jobs has become alot more stringent.
OVC provides you with a guaranteed job , visa with necessary documentation, and a valuable 24 hour support line while you are away from home.
Any enthusiastic, full-time student with a valid passport who does not possess a criminal record and who is keen to travel, is elligible! Students should be proficient in English and be a minimum of 18 years of age. (A student is defined as a person attending a tertiary education centre that is recognized by the Ministry of Education). Technikon students are accepted.
It depends on the agreement signed with the employer, but dates range from the 30th of October 2012 to the 15th of February 2013.
The J1 visa is a student visa which is valid for a period of 3 and a half months, with an additional maximum period of thirty days after expiration available to travel before you will need to be out of the country.
The visa can be obtained as many times as you like, provided that you can show sufficient written proof that you are still a student.
|Admin fee||R1200 Non Refundable Deposit|
|Program fee||Normal Placement: $995, Self Placement $795 ski resort placements from $1295|
|Other fees||SEVIS Fee included in Program fee|
|Travel Insurance||Included in Program fee|
|Recommended Spending Money||R5000|
Normal travel insurance is included in the above program fees, but those fortunate enough to secure jobs at ski resorts need to take out additional insurance at an additional cost (approx $80). Premium placements are "special placements" that are well sought after and should you choose a premium placement, it may in some cases already include ski insurance. These options depends on what is available.
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Are you 18 to 28 years old (Inclusive)?
You are a full-time tertiary level student from a recognized educational institution?
You intend to return to studies or employment after USA break?
You have / will have a RSA passport?