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  • 1. Work And Travel Program USA 16102 Theme Park Way Doswell Virginia 23047 USA Toll Free Number: 1-866-249-3888 Email:
  • 2. What is Work And Travel Program?The Summer Work Travel program providesforeign students with an opportunity to liveand work in the United States during theirsummer vacation from college or university toexperience and to be exposed to the people andway of life in the United States. According to the Department of State
  • 4. Eligibility• Sufficiently proficient in English• Post-secondary school students enrolledin and actively pursuing a degree• At least 18 years of age
  • 5. EmploymentJanus Placed provided by JanusSelf Placed provided by Janus- approved hospitality employer2nd Jobs allowed but must be pre-approved by Janus
  • 6. Working HoursAverage of 32- 40 hours per week forthe entire durationof the program*your hours depend on the economy of the businessCheck your Job Agreement
  • 7. How much can I POTENTIALLY earn?• Non Tipped position – 7.25 $US/ hour• Tipped Position (servers) - 2.50 $US / hour + TIPS• Overtime – Worked MORE THAN 40 hours perWEEK at most employers*May vary from employer to employer• Overtime per hour = 1.5 x regular rate• OVERTIME NOT GUARANTEED
  • 8. Program Cost• Program Fee• I-901 SEVIS Fee• Insurance
  • 9. Other Potential Cost• Housing• Contingency Money• We suggest youbring $500~$1000 as yourcontingency money
  • 10. Are you ready to go to US?
  • 11. While You are Here• You need to pass the English Test• You need to attend orientation• You may review it online
  • 12. PASS the INTERVIEW It is BEST to: Be Honest Be YourselfCharacteristics we are looking forIndependentSelf ReliantCan Communicate clearlyPositive Attitude
  • 14. You are a step closer• Complete documents• Update your PROFILE• Update your Arrival Information
  • 15. Activate your SEVIS• Update your SEVIS upon arrival• We need to activate your SEVIS beforeyou apply for your Social Security Number• You must apply for your SSN prior toreceiving your first paycheck
  • 16. Housing• J1 participants deal directly with the property• Read and understand your housing contractregarding housing deposits, housing rules, andcheck out procedure• Address issues directly with your housingmanager• Be sensitive and respect your room mate
  • 17. Applying for Social Security Number• Some employers assist in the application ofSocial Security Number• If not, you have to go on your own• If there are any issues in your application,you have to resolve it directly with theSS office.
  • 18. Monthly Monitoring• You will receive an email every 15th of themonth.• You need to respond and follow theinstruction on the email.
  • 19. YOUR EMAIL IS YOUR LIFE LINEIf we get your EMAIL wrong, you wont get any updates Check your INBOX
  • 20. Response from YOUYou will be given 5 days to respond
  • 22. Challenges along the way • Resolve your conflict first with yourEmployer employer Janus •Contact us first if you face challenges in your program • You are free to call DOS as well after DOS you have notified Janus
  • 23. How it works Employer Janus DOS
  • 24. Let’s set Expectations Straight• Adjustment Period• Job Location: NOT in BIG Cities• Planning – confirm participation ASAP.• NOT Vacation but REAL Jobs• Goal = HUGE $$ then, NOT FOR YOU• Arranged Employment = Honor your Agreement
  • 25. Work TERMINATIONAbsolutelyPOSSIBLE
  • 26. Grounds for Termination from Program• Job Abandonment / Unauthorized Transfer• Termination from employment• Police Reports Misdemeanor• Underage Drinking (21 years old)• Illegal handling/selling/possession use of drugs• Stealing• Fights• Sexual or Racial Harassment• Illegal Activities• Failure to respond to Monthly Monitoring
  • 27. Implications of Termination• You will need to return home to your country with in 10 days after your termination• Submit a copy of your return ticket• Submit a copy of your passport with entry stampFailure to do so will leave a negative mark on your SEVIS making it difficult for you to return to the United States.
  • 28. WORK
  • 29. Your Work• Honor your job agreement• For Hospitality positions, we suggest that you bring black and khaki pants and work shoes. VS
  • 30. Getting to Work• Public Transport• Walk• Bike* Do your research prior your arrival to the US
  • 31. TAXES• State Tax• Federal Tax• W2 Form
  • 32. Navigating AroundWhere is the nearest social security office?
  • 33. Travel WE LOVEJANUS
  • 34. We hope to see you in the US! 16102 Theme Park WayDoswell Virginia 23047 USA Toll Free Number: 1-866-249-3888 Email: