Work and Travel USA
Summer Work and Travel USA is a cultural exchange program of the United States Department of State, through which students from all over the world have the opportunity to experience American culture through work, fun, travel, and last but not least, making lifelong friendships. The program takes place during the university summer vacation.
Discover America with the ultimate summer experience
Work & Travel USA is a cultural exchange program of US State Departement, through which studens have the possibility to work legally in America during university summer holiday period.
This program means challenge, because it transposes you in a completely new environment and you have the opportunity to live and work alongside Americans. This is how you experiment authentically the differences and similarities between your culture and your colleague’s. It is a real American experience, which, at the same time helps you to cover your expenses. You will be more than a simple tourist!
United States has a unique culture in which different customs all around the world merge together Through the Work & Travel program, you will have the best opportunity to discover the American culture because you will be working and interacting with different people. Many of the customs can be unusual and strange to the one from Romania. Being in an unknown place can be difficult even for an experienced traveler. This is absolutely normal and is often described as “culture shock”.
For visa, students from The Republic of Moldova or other countries can also apply at the Embassy in Bucharest, if they study full-time in Romania, as well as students from Romanian universities gone with Erasmus scholarship in other countries.
You already have a job offer from an employer in America. Hurry up! These places are limited.
You can choose placement regardless the option you have chosen.
You can find a job yourself or with our help. You can work anywhere in USA, with the condition that the job is verified and approved by the program Sponsor. Before you search for a job, prepare your Resume (CV). Don’t forget to include everything about your work experience even if it was not official, everything matters (practice, babysitting, volunteering) thus you can convince the employer that you can be responsible.
This option gives you the opportunity to find a job on your own, through acquaintances, internet or friends. After you sign the contract with the American employer, we will send it to the visa Sponsor for verification. Here is a list with accepted jobs:
- In resorts: waiter/waitress, dishwasher, housekeeper, barman etc.
- In hotels: chambermaid, receptionist, bellboy, maintenance, banquet server in the hotel
- In different store departments: cashier, sales assistant etc.
- Office work
- In amusement parks: help in maintaining the park, retail clerk, ride operator, lifeguard etc.
- In national parks: all over the park and in specially arranged shelters.
Placement through Student Travel
The job offer available through the Work and Travel program are in touristic areas worth visiting: California, Yellowstone, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, New England – and others at your choice. Any position you would occupy, it is seasonal, therefore it does not need qualifications or experience in that field. These employers offer competitive wages and accommodation that you can afford.
Road Show: the American employers come to Romania to interview and hire students at job fairs in different cities. Time period: February, March.
Recruit: is a job fair where the representatives of the visa Sponsor interview thousands of students on behalf on the American employers. Time period: January – April.
Virtual Hire: is the employment option with the help of the internet, through which American employers or their representatives interview through webcam and hire for different jobs. Time period: starting with January.
Direct – Database: is an employment method through web, which you can use to find a job in The United States without participating in a job fair. You register Directly, fill out a Resume online, you specify what area and type of job you prefer. You get to choose from a large number of jobs and locations, to which you apply online. Time period: starting with December.
Important: All STR hiring services and jobs depend on the eligibility of the applicant, on the application time and availability. Before accepting a job, read all the information regarding that job.
Are you inspired by scenic beauty? It doesn’t get any better than Acadia National Park. You can work at the historic Jordan Pond House, in a variety of departments including food and beverage, retail gifts or maintenance! We have opportunities in all our locations. You could spend your summer serving our iconic popovers and ice cream on the lawn overlooking Jordan Pond or assisting guests at one of our gift
shops at Jordan Pond!
Sands by the Sea is a York, Maine Resort Hotel. The hotel is nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline. This is a job where you’ll have good potential for 40 hours per week.. There will be days off and time for fun, but we are looking for students who are interested in getting full time work and competitive pay.