STUDENT WORK USA

Tertiary Student Work USA

Description

Ever dreamt of a Winter working holiday in the USA! Gaining international work experience, travelling the USA and simply surrounding yourself with the America culture! Then why not spend your December vacation this year partaking in the USA with OVC on the student work program!

OVC is looking for students who are hardworking, dynamic and adventurous. Positions are short term work and travel opportunities in the USA that run from November to February every year! The perfect work and travel option for all full time or graduation student!

OVC is looking for all full time students regardless of your subject choice of diploma or degree studies anyone can work in the USA during their holidays!
Whether you are studying hospitality, tourism, law or business studies all students gain so much from international work experience! Enhance your CV, gain international work experience, earn dollars, make international friends and business relations and simply travel the USA! Sign up today and spend an amazing Winter of up to 3 or 4 months in the USA.

Positions
OVC have a variety of positions around the US to choose from. All positions are hospitality based and no matter what you are currently studying all full time student are eligible!

Working in the US on a J1 visa all students will be guaranteed 32+ hours, with a minimum pay rate of $9/$10 per hour. Students will have the opportunity to secure a second job placement to be able to work a few extra hours each week. Students will be responsible for covering costs such as rent, food, transport and other personal items whilst on program. During working hours some employers will provide meals to students on shift, some also provide transport. Contact your OVC for a full position breakdown.

As a student on program you will need to be flexible, reliable, hardworking and honest. All positions are seasonal and therefore being the festive season hours worked will vary from day to day, so make sure you have the right attitude and are ready to juggle the tasks of being an employee at one of our fantastic resorts located around the US.

Eligibility

To be eligible to partake in the Student work program , OVC will be looking for full-time tertiary students aged 18 and older, who have enthusiasm, drive, people skills, are reliable, punctual, have a good command of the English language, and those who are keen to share their South African culture with the American guests at the resorts.

All students must be available to depart on the departure dates set out for the months of November and must have a valid passport and funds available to travel. So start saving now and make sure you have a valid passport too.

(A student is defined as a person attending a tertiary education centre that is recognized by the Education Department). Technikon students are also accepted. As long as you have completed at least 6 months of study at a tertiary level during 2018, you are eligible to apply. We regret that no UNISA students are eligible to apply, unless attending full-time lectures.

Start/Finish Dates

Program start dates range from 1 Nov through 30 Nov 2018. Program end dates range from 15 Jan to 15 Feb 2019.

Visa Info

All students travel to the USA on a J1 Student Working Visa. This is a cultural exchange program and aims to allow students not only to work, but to travel in the USA.

After completing your placement all students will have up to 30 days to travel within the USA! A great opportunity to visit family, friends or even book a Topdeck USA tour to travel to all the famous sites the US has to offer! Past students have travelled to New York, Orlando, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and many more fantastic destinations in the US.

Cost

Admin fee R3700
Program fee $995/$1125
Visa fees $160
Travel Insurance Included in Program fee
Airfare (approx) R15 000
Recommended Spending Money $1000

Application

All students must apply now and applications will close around beginning September. Placing couples or friends together is possible. We will host skype interviews during August/September. There are limited positions so apply early!

OVC offices will send all students the starter email. Complete the online application, as well as gather the necessary documents to apply. Have your application fee ready and book your pre-screening interview at your local OVC office.

OVC will pre-screen all candidates and determine their eligibility for the program. We will also be hosting presentations from now until the end of August for all applicants and parents that would like to come in and find out more. So contact your local OVC office to book an appointment.

More Info

All students must apply asap to avoid missing out on the program and interviews which will take place. Placing couples or friends together is possible. We will host interviews with US employers on skype interviews. Apply early to avoid disappointment

OVC offices will send all students the starter email. Complete the online application, as well as gather the necessary documents to apply. Have your application fee ready and book your pre-screening interview at your local OVC office.

OVC will pre-screen all candidates and determine their eligibility for the program. We will also be hosting presentations from now until the end of August for all applicants and parents that would like to come in and find out more. So contact your local OVC office to book an appointment.