Work & Travel USA in EN

"Work and Travel USA" - is one of the famous cultural exchange summer programs for students in the world. The program lets participants to have an opportunity to get to know American culture, traditions, to visit famous places and to have some work experience by earning some money. Participants can work and travel in the USA for up to 4 months during summer break. "Work and Travel USA" - it is a program that every student must participate at least once per life.


Duration of the program
J1 visa allows you to work and travel in the States legally up to 4 months in summer season.
Requirements for participants
  • At least intermediate knowledge of English;
  • Age: 18-28 years old;
  • Be a full-time day or evening classes student of University or College;
  • Study in 2nd or 3rd year of Bachelor or 1st year of Master in University, or 2nd year in College. LSMU and VU Medicine students can be in 4th year (if program duration is 5 years), or 5th year (if program duration is 6 years) to go to the USA with this program. Law students may use this program also after 4th year if program duration is 5 years;
  • Students from ALL Lithuanian universities and colleges can participate in Work & Travel USA program except the students from European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius;
  • Non-EU countries`students need to have a Temporary Residence Permit card (TRP);
  • Non-EU countries`students need to pay for the next year school semester (Fall).
Required documents
  • Resume (sample will be given at ZIP Travel office);
  • A copy of valid passport;
  • Temporary Residence Permit card (TRP) - visa is not acceptable;
  • Document stating that you are a full time student in Lithuania (from your University).
The procedure of program
  • Interview to check your capability of English
  • Sign the contract and pay a first installment in 7 days, bring all the necessary documents
  • Self placed program participants must bring job agreement signed by employer and student and pay the rest of the program fee until 15th of February.
  • Premium program participants usually receive their job agreement online or in a job fair until 1st of April. When you receive a specific job offer you need to sign it and pay the rest of the program fee.
  • After signing the contract in 3-4 weeks you receive a DS-2019 form for J1 visa.
  • ZIP Travel helps the participant to fill out all the required forms for J1 visa, but student must pay 160 USD non refundable visa fee and attend visa interview at the Embassy in Vilnius.
  • When visa is approved student can buy airplane tickets.
IMPORTANT: Premium program participants must fly to the closest airport to their place of work.
The program price includes
  • Registration fee (upon termination of the contract, the registration fee is non-refundable);
  • Information about programs;
  • Selection of participants and interviews;
  • Preparation of all necessary documents for J-1 visa; 
  • Health insurance;
  • Help dealing with any problems in the USA;
  • Consultation regarding tax refund.
What is not included
  • SEVIS fee (Students Exchange Visitors Information System) - 35 USD. More info: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq.htm (upon termination of the contract, the fee is non-refundable);
  • Visa fee - 160 USD (the fee may vary because it is determined by the U.S. Embassy; upon termination of the contract, the fee is non-refundable);
  • Return flight tickets (from 500 USD to both sides). We recommend you to buy flight tickets only after receiving US visa;
  • At least 500 USD pocket money until your first paycheck in the USA.
Advantages of programs offered by ZIP Travel
  • Small program price;
  • Employers` contact information database;
  • If you can’t find job by yourself – you can choose from our partners open positions;
  • Payments are made by installments, not all amount at once;
  • Program fee is “tied” to US dollar exchange rate, so if this rate drops – you pay less;
  • Program allows you to find a second job;
  • 100% of ZIP Travel clients got visas in 2015, 2016, 2017.
Have any questions?
Call us: 8 700 555 25, write email :programs@ZipTravel.lt or come to ZIP Travel office in KAUNAS (Kestucio st. 57-1) or in VILNIUS (Klaipedos st. 7 B - 12).


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