The intention of this program is to give the participants an opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the United States firsthand through a combined cultural and work experience.
We must ensure that all placements provide participants with a balanced program, including a meaningful cultural experience, a variety of opportunities to meet Americans, and a chance to learn firsthand about American society, culture, and values.
As a Camp Host Employer on the InterExchange Camp USA program, you are subject to the following rights and responsibilities:
You have the right to:
- 24-hour emergency assistance during the summer.
- At Will Employment. You may end participant employment at any time.
- View participants’ complete application throughout program.
- A fully screened participant who is vetted with references, a police background check, and medical history.
- Work with enthusiastic, motivated and skilled international staff committed to working the duration of the program.
- Participate in a Cultural Exchange Program and benefit from the diversity and cross-cultural understanding it offers.
- Promote international cooperation for educational and cultural advancement; and thus to assist in friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world.
It is your responsibility to:
- Read, understand, and follow all InterExchange program documents, rules, and regulations.
- Agree to be evaluated, inspected, and/or visited by InterExchange.
- Understand this is a Cultural Exchange Program and facilitate the participants’ cross-cultural communication and awareness.
- Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the participant.
- Provide a direct supervisor to manage the participant.
- Ensure the participant does not work outside dates set forth in the DS-2019 Form.
- Comply with Summer Work Travel and University break dates for Support Staff.
- Limit Support Staff hours to 10 hours a day or 60 hours per week.
- Give participants suitable time outside of work to pursue cultural exchange events.
- Provide pay and benefits commensurate with those offered to American staff.
- Organize cultural exchange events that provide participants with exposure to American culture.
- Provide access to phone, Internet, and transportation.
- Provide housing that meets or exceeds housing codes.
- Provide participants, if they quit or are fired, with existing housing or alternative temporary housing.
- Provide broadest possible Workers’ Compensation coverage to participants.
- Fully disclose the terms and conditions of employment prior to and throughout the program.
- Provide one day off per week.
- Disclose any additional fees and expenses before participant arrives in the U.S.
- Notify and update InterExchange on participants’ status, well-being, and any issues that arise.
- Not engage in any activities that are illegal, exploitative, or unethical.
- Help participants obtain a Social Security number.