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. AWA works 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.  It also supports student immersion into the communities which they reside and gives them a greater understanding of the American business environment.  Furthermore, the students gain a sense of independence by living on their own and return to their home country with rich memories, as well as insights into the values of a democratic society and free market economy.