Work And Travel Program USA 16102 Theme Park Way Doswell Virginia 23047 USA Toll Free Number: 1-866-249-3888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
REMEMBERYOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN ACULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Eligibility• Sufficiently proficient in English• Post-secondary school students enrolledin and actively pursuing a degree• At least 18 years of age
EmploymentJanus Placed provided by JanusSelf Placed provided by Janus- approved hospitality employer2nd Jobs allowed but must be pre-approved by Janus
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
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
Program Cost• Program Fee• I-901 SEVIS Fee• Insurance
Other Potential Cost• Housing• Contingency Money• We suggest youbring $500~$1000 as yourcontingency money
You are a step closer• Complete documents• Update your PROFILE• Update your Arrival Information
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
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
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.
Monthly Monitoring• You will receive an email every 15th of themonth.• You need to respond and follow theinstruction on the email.
YOUR EMAIL IS YOUR LIFE LINEIf we get your EMAIL wrong, you wont get any updates Check your INBOX
Response from YOUYou will be given 5 days to respond
PROGRAM CHANGES• SHORTEN / EXTENSION OF Dates• CHANGE of EMPLOYER• CHANGE of HOUSING
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
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
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
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.