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How To Apply
Documents needed in order to apply for our J-1 Summer Work Travel program can be found in the Participant Application package. Please contact GEC or our partner agent in your home country found using the menu on the left for application details.

At a minimum, applicants must present:

  • Proof of full-time enrollment on university letterhead
  • Confirmation of study at an accredited, post-secondary academic institution including academic break dates
  • Transcripts reflecting at least one completed semester
  • Passport biographical page
  • Photocopies of all previous J-1 visas and DS-2019 forms
In addition to the required documents and online application, all applicants will be interviewed to determine English language skills as well as program suitability. Students not interested in the cultural emphasis of the program need not apply. 
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