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.
The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be.
Applicants who interviewed with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate after July 21 and would like their passports temporarily returned to them without the U.S. visa may contact the Embassy or consulate where they applied, via email to email@example.com for Moscow, firstname.lastname@example.org for Yekaterinburg and email@example.com for Vladivostok with RETURN PASSPORT in the subject line of their message, and include their full name and date of birth as they appear in their passport, and passport number in the body of the message.
Applicants who have an urgent need to travel to the United States may contact Contact the Embassy or consulate where you applied, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for Moscow, email@example.com for Yekaterinburg and firstname.lastname@example.org for Vladivostok with URGENT TRAVEL in the subject line of their message, and include their full name and date of birth as they appear in their passport, passport number, and nature of the emergency in the body of the message. Please understand that only true emergencies of an extraordinary humanitarian nature, essentially life or death circumstances, can be considered for exceptional handling.
We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.