Thank you for your interest in
GEC/Summer Work USA’s J-1 Summer Work
Travel program. This important student exchange program has been a part of our
country since the implementation of the Fulbright-Hays Act of
For more than 50 years, the U.S.
Department of State has administered educational and cultural exchange programs
as a means of building goodwill toward America throughout the
First and foremost, this is a
cultural exchange program that has a work component. We only work with
employers who support the purpose of the program.
Please contact us so that we may
forward you an Employer Application that needs to be completed by your company.
All requested documentation needs to be submitted along with the Employer
Application for review and approval.
It is important to note that some
positions are prohibited in the J-1 Summer Work Travel program. These positions
are listed in the 2014 Employer Handbook that you will receive after the review
and acceptance of your application.
Once your documents are received,
GEC will contact you to discuss your application and the additional process of
selecting participants for your company as well as to obtain information that is
specific to the area where the student will live. If approved, we will forward
a work agreement to you for each participant you select that will serve as an
agreement between you, the participant, and the sponsor (GEC.)
GEC is available to help with the
process at any time. Again, thank you for your interest in being a part of this
public diplomacy program that will make a difference in the lives of young
people from around the world.