Summer Work and Travel
|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
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.
2016 DV Lottery Program
- The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015) will open at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at dvlottery.state.gov. We encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. See the Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions webpage for additional 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... >>
Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status.
- We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.
- We continue to prioritize immigrant visas and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases AND ALL CASES with very few delays.