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Summer Work and Travel

IMPORTANT NOTICE

SWT CLOSING - JUNE 9, 2014
June 9th will be the last day for special SWT application slots. Please make an appointment before then if you intend to participate in the program this summer! If you apply after June 9th, it is unlikely you will have enough time to participate this summer.

Summer Work Travel Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Summer Work Travel program!

The 2014 Summer Work Travel program will soon be closed. Please check here in early 2015 for information about next year’s program.

The Summer Work Travel (SWT) program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university.   More importantly, it is an exchange program, allowing participants to interact with American people and experience American culture.

This website is the main source of information for students studying in Russia and Belarus who wish to participate in SWT.   Here you will find information about the program requirements, how to apply, and tips on how to ensure you have a successful experience.  We will provide continued updates in the months leading up to the start of the 2015 SWT season.  Please check back regularly!

 

For additional information on the SWT program, please visit the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs website at http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/summer-work-travel  

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Important Notice (Nov. 18, 2014)

ATTENTION: U.S. embassies and consulates wolrdwide are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delay in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. While the Consular Section in Moscow continues to operate normally, it is unable to process credit card payments at this time. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact us at +7 (495) 728-5577. Visa questions should, as always, be directed to: support-russia@ustraveldocs.com or by phone +7-495-745-3388 or 8-800-100-2554

Important Information

Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

  • The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service. Find out more... >>