Need more information about the Work & Travel USA program? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some helpful links and documents about our program.

Filling Seasonal Staffing Needs

InterExchange serves as a central contact point between seasonal host employers and international students who want to work and travel in the U.S. during their university breaks.

Program Options

InterExchange Work & Travel USA students participate in one of two program types: the Job Placement Program or the Self-Placement Program. Find out which is right for your business and learn about virtual and in-person recruitment options.

How to Register for Job Placement

We review all employer registrations with each employer so that we can answer any questions you may have before we begin the recruitment and visa process.

The Self-Placement Program

Already know who you want to hire? Learn how InterExchange can act as your candidates’ J-1 Visa sponsor.


What you can expect from Work & Travel USA depending on your business’s peak season.

Student Availability

Availability varies by country, based on the timing of the participants’ university breaks.

The Student Selection Process

How we determine which students will make good candidates for the Work & Travel USA program.

Host Employer Vetting

Are your business and job openings qualified for the Work & Travel USA program? Get all the details here.

Employment Verification & Important Legal Documents

Everything needed for international students to work for your business during their university breaks.

Host Employer Cooperation and Requirements

Some InterExchange Work & Travel USA host employer requirements, based on program regulations and guidance from the U.S. Department of State.


Your tax responsibilities as a host employer of Work & Travel USA participants.

Social Security

Participants must apply for a Social Security Number but may work and be paid before their card arrives. Learn more about the process.


SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses to track our students’ whereabouts while they are in the U.S. Learn about your participants’ compliance responsibilities.

Insurance Coverage

All students on the InterExchange Work & Travel USA program have basic accident and sickness insurance coverage for the length of their stays.

Arrivals and Visa Issues

Some recommendations to ensure you remain fully-staffed throughout your season.

Cultural Exchange and Culture Shock

Tools to help your participants make the most of their immersion into American culture.

Tips for a Great Season

A few recommendations to ensure an enriching work and exchange experience for everyone.


Human Trafficking Awareness

How we can all do our part in the global fight to end human trafficking.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)