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A quick guide to choosing the right programme for your USA experience

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When looking at the various options available, it can sometimes be confusing working out which option fits your needs best - so here's a quick guide to the different programmes and eligibility requirements.

Please note: Summer Camp USA is not included in this list as there are different eligibility requirements - please see here for information

SUMMER WORK AND TRAVEL USA INTERNSHIP USA GRAD INTERNSHIP USA CAREER TRAINING USA
J1 Work and Travel Visa J1 Intern J1 Intern J1 Trainee
Full time university students only - must be currently studying (sorry no gap year students allowed) Full time university students only - must be currently studying (sorry no gap year students allowed) You must be within 12 months of finishing unviersty studies and start your internship within 12 months of official date of graduation You must have a degree in your field plus at least 12 months full time work experience in your field - OR have at least 5 years full time work experience in your chosen field
Must be in a job where there is "Seasonal Demand" - ie where the US company has a higher demand for staff purely in the summer season Must be in a field directly related to field of studies at university see here for information Must be in a field directly related to field of studies at university see here for information Traineeship must be in your chosen field to gain greater international experience - the programme can not be used for a career in a field in which you do not have the required experience
Students at UK universities can work from June 1st - September 15th. You can only arrive in the US a maximum 5 days before your offical Job start date and remain for up to 30 days after official Job end date Maximum 12 months at US Host Company with option to arrive 30 days before official Internship Start and remain in the US for up to 30 days after official Internship End Maximum 12 months at US Host Company with option to arrive 30 days before official Internship Start and remain in the US for up to 30 days after official Internship End Maximum 18 months at US Host Company with option to arrive 30 days before official Internship Start and remain in the US for up to 30 days after official Internship End. Traineeships in Hospitality are restricted to a maximum 12 months


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