What is the SWT Program?

AWA is designated by the Department of State to be a sponsor of the Summer Work and Travel program (SWT), J-1 Visa Program. The SWT J-1 program allows international university students to work in the USA for up to four months. In addition to filling seasonal staffing needs, the students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of the USA – 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. After completing the work portion of their program, students are granted the time for traveling and exploring the U.S. AWA makes every effort to recruit students who are hardworking, motivated, flexible, and ready for new experiences.

The purpose of the program is “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations, and the contributions being made toward a peaceful and more fruitful life for people throughout the world; to promote international cooperation for educational and cultural advancement; and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world."

If you are interested in joining AWA's Summer Work and Travel program, please email us at: info@workadventures.org