Summer Work and Travel
SWT OPENING – MARCH 10, 2015
Visa interviews for the SWT program will begin on March 10. Students may start scheduling their interviews on February 27. Please review the information under How to Apply for more details.
SWT CLOSING - JUNE 11, 2015
June 11th 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 11th, it is unlikely you will have enough time to participate this summer.
Summer Work Travel Program
Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Summer Work Travel 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.
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
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.
Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014
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