American Work Adventures (AWA) is a J-1 cultural exchange organization specializing in a cross-cultural program that promotes tolerance and global understanding.

AWA is designated by the Department of State to be a sponsor of the Summer Work and Travel (SWT), J-1 Visa Program. The SWT J-1 program allows international university students to work in the U.S for up to four months. We work closely with our partner agencies to facilitate a beneficial cultural and work exchange experience.

At AWA, our mission is to create global connections through American work adventures. Our program supports this mission by offering a wide range of seasonal work opportunities for students, supporting student immersion into the communities which they reside– giving them a greater understanding of the American business environment, while gaining a sense of independence by living on their own and returning to their home country with rich memories and a better insight into the values of a democratic and free market economy.