Online Summer Work Travel Application
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the GEC J-1 program. This application is for the Summer Work Travel program only. If you are applying for a program other than Summer Work Travel please contact GEC at Your completion of the below application begins the process for GEC to determine your eligibility for the program.
Please remember the information that you enter on your GEC application will be submitted to the US Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security in order to process your DS-2019 and SEVIS fee payment form. Please ensure that the information that you submit is correct and accurate.
Participant Details (Exactly as they appear on your passport)
First Name   Country of Birth
Middle Name   Country of Citizenship
Last Name   Passport Number
Birthdate   Passport Issue Date
City of Birth   Passport Expiry Date
Gender Country of Legal Permanent Residence
Contact Information
Address 1   Home Phone
Address 2   Mobile Phone
City   Email
Postal Code   Confirm Email
Emergency Contact Information
First Name   Address 1
Last Name   Address 2
Relationship   City
Home Phone   Postal Code
Mobile Phone   Country
University Information
Complete name of accredited post-secondary academic institution:
City   Number of years of study completed at end
of Spring semester
Country   Expected month and year you will finish your studies
Major course
of Study
  Are you in your final year of university-level studies?
Visa Information
Have you previously received a J-1 visa to enter the US?
Please select 'Yes' or No' to the following:
Have you ever been refused a visa by the US Embassy? *
Have you ever been deported from the US or overstayed in the US? *
Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime? *
Have you ever applied for a visa to immigrate permanently to the US? *
Do you have family/relatives living in the US? *
* If you selected 'Yes' to any of these questions, please provide a brief explanation:
Dates of Departure and Return to United States
Departure Date to US ( Must not be more than 10 days prior to your Program Start Date )
Program Start Date ( This is the start day of your program and the day you are allowed to
begin working. The start date must be within the program date
guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State, as well as your
university official academic break )
Program End Date ( This is the end date of your program and the last day you are allowed
to work. No work is allowed after this day. The end date must be within the
program date guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State, as well as your
university official academic break. The total work period cannot exceed 4 months.)
Name of person who recruited you