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PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

APPLY TODAY IF YOU ARE:

  • 18 to 29 years old.
  • Currently a full-time university student (it's ok to be finishing your studies at the end of the year).
  • Available to work in the USA during your university summer holidays.
  • Interested in gaining work experience and traveling in a foreign country.
  • Want an experienced and safe support network during your work experience abroad.

If you meet the above requirements and are ready for a once in a lifetime experience then CCUSA is for you! Apply now

VISA REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS

To participate on the program and work in the USA, you need to obtain a J-1 visa. CCUSA will sponsor your visa, and is here to assist you through the entire application process. Here is some basic information on the J-1 visa.  

  • If accepted to the program, your job will be verified and if your employer meets all the visa regulations you will be issued a DS-2019 form, which will allow you to apply for the J-1 visa at your local US Consulate.
  • The J-1 visa allows you to work for the dates on your DS-2019 form (up to a maximum of four months, within your university summer break dates) with a 30 day grace period afterward allocated for travel. You may not work during this time, and you must leave the U.S. by the end of the grace period.
  • You will apply for the J-1 – Work and Travel Visa. This J-1 visa allows you to work in most temporary/seasonal jobs except those mentioned in the Program Agreement.
  • The J1 visa cannot be extended.
  • To be eligible for this visa you must be enrolled as a full-time university student. Your J-1 visa dates will fall within your University Summer Break dates.
  • To obtain the J-1 visa, you must have a face-to-face interview at the US Consulate which is in Auckland.CCUSA will advise and assist you with booking the interview and all required documents. You will be required to pay visa application fees to the Consulate.
  • As a J-1 visa participant, you are expected to return home and share your experience of the American culture with friends and family members.
  • You are expected to share your culture with Americans, helping them increase their knowledge regarding places and people different from themselves. Please be aware of this responsibility at all times.