The 工作和旅行 program enables the participants to live, work and 在美国旅行 during their summer holiday. Work and travel USA is a great opportunity to practice English, 认识新朋友, 获得工作经验 and have an unforgettable USA adventure.
The program fee that you paid for your program includes your SEVIS payment, 你的强制性健康保险, 你的介绍和课程材料, 24小时紧急支助服务, 最初的就业, 你与雇主签署的工作协议, courier fee of documents to your home country and the administrative fees to process your DS-2019 form. Your program also includes the monthly check in email from your sponsor verifying that your program is on track and you are receiving a satisfactory experience.
There may be additional fees charged by your Foreign Partner Agent (if applicable) and may include a registration fees, 申请费, 面试/筛查费用, 英语资格测试, 学校文件翻译, 等. 以及其他需要的文件.
No. You are allowed up to 30 days from the end date on your DS-2019 form for travel purposes only. You are also required to purchase an insurance extension before you begin your travel period. Working during the 30 day travel period is STRICTLY prohibited. You are not allowed to miss the start of your university classes according to your university’s official academic start date which may result in travel days that are less than 30 days. Your university cannot grant you generous leave to avoid this regulation. 这是严格禁止的. Not returning to your home/ school country on time may result in problems obtaining future visas to the U.S.
通常, after you begin working there is a one to two week waiting period before you will receive your first paycheck. 这段等待时间因雇主而异, so be sure to ask how long you will have to wait to begin receiving paychecks. Some employers will let you begin working before you receive your Social Security number and some will not. These are questions to ask your employer before you depart for the U.S. It is your responsibility to bring enough personal funds with you to the U.S. in order to pay for your housing deposits, 租金, food and other expenses. GEC will not loan money to you or make these payments for you. 您需要携带至少1000美元. 这取决于你的住房押金, 租金, food and the time it will take to receive your first paycheck, 你可能需要超过1000美元. 我们建议你带1500美元. 我们建议您带一张国际信用卡. 在美国的大多数地方.我们接受Visa和万事达信用卡. USD travelers checks are accepted at most businesses as well.
No. GEC cannot extend your program after you have arrived in the U.S. 你的签证是由美国政府批准的.S. embassy in your home country based on the official summer vacation dates of your university and your original vetted job offer. Program extensions are not granted even if you have a new job offer that allows you to work longer than what was offered to you in your original work agreement. This means you may have a shorter J-1 工作和旅行 program than the 4 months allowed by law.
No. 你们节目的目的是进行文化交流. You must participate in cultural activities while in the U.S. Cultural activities can include touring the city where you are living, 参观博物馆, 参加一个你.S. 体育赛事, 参观娱乐/主题公园, 参加一个音乐会, 和许多, 许多其他的活动. If you are having difficulty with cultural activity ideas, please contact GEC for assistance.
GEC是你J-1签证的担保人. You must have a sponsor for the entire time you are in the U.S. 根据J-1签证计划. If you violate the terms and conditions and the regulations of your program (not validating your program, 不向雇主汇报工作, not updating your address within 10 days of any change, 不回答每月的监测问卷, working at a second or replacement job without GEC’s written permission, 等.)，你的资助计划将会终止. Termination means that you no longer have a sponsor in the United States, and you are required to make immediate arrangements to leave the U.S. 和回家. 您的SEVIS记录将被相应地标记. Program termination has a serious negative impact on your record and may affect future return visits to the U.S. 不要让这种事发生在你身上. Comply with the terms and conditions and regulations of your program.
Regulations state that sponsors MUST maintain MONTHLY contact with all sponsored students for the program duration. We will send monthly email reminders to you requesting that you log into your GEC record and confirm your reported SEVIS address, 征求自己对工作机会的意见, and will ask for feedback in regards to your health and safety. It is your REQUIREMENT to complete these monthly monitoring questionnaires. 如果我们没有收到任何答复, 我们将尝试通过电话bat365旧网址您, 通过你的雇主, 通过您的外国合作伙伴代理(如适用), 或者作为最后的结果, through your Emergency Contact listed on your application. Failure to respond to these monthly monitoring requirements WILL result in the termination of your program. Your health, safety and well being are of our highest concern and that of the U.S. Department of State thus the reason for the implementation of this regulation.