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Summer Work and Travel

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  

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Important Information

Fees for Consular Services Changed on September 12, 2014

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