Work & Travel USA students visiting the U.S. on a J-1 visa are excited to bring a new culture to your business and are available to work for up to four months during their summer breaks. Start and departure dates vary according to students’ academic schedules. Availability also varies by country, see our table below.

The following dates are subject to change.

Summer Season

CountryEarliest AvailableDeparture By
AlbaniaJuly 15October 15
ArmeniaJune 1August 31
AzerbaijanJune 7September 16
BelarusJune 25September 1
Bosnia and HerzegovinaMay 28October 1
BulgariaMay 1September 30
ChinaJune 1September 15
CroatiaJune 10October 10
ColombiaMay 1August 30
Czech RepublicMay 1October 1
Dominican RepublicMay 24September 5
Ecuador (Quito)June 1October 1
IrelandMay 15September 15
ItalyJune 15September 15
JamaicaMay 5September 7
JordanJune 1October 1
KazakhstanMay 8September 1
KyrgyzstanJune 1August 31
LatviaMay 1September 15
LithuaniaMay 2September 15
MalaysiaMay 25September 15
MongoliaJune 1September 1
MontenegroJune 15September 18
NicaraguaMay 15September 1
NigeriaJune 1October 1
North MacedoniaJune 1September 30
PhilippinesMarch 26September 1
PolandMay 25September 30
PortugalJuly 1September 15
RomaniaJune 15September 30
RussiaMay 15September 15
SerbiaMay 21October 10
SlovakiaMay 15September 15
SloveniaJune 1September 30
SpainMay 24October 7
TaiwanJune 1September 30
Thailand (Spring)March 7July 7
Thailand (Summer)May 7September 7
TurkeyMay 15October 1
UkraineMay 6Setptember 6
UzbekistanMay 20September 20

Winter Season

CountryEarliest AvailableDeparture By
ArgentinaDecember 1April 1
AustraliaNovember 15March 8
BoliviaNovember 15March 15
BrazilNovember 15March 15
ChileDecember 1April 1
Costa RicaDecember 1March 31
Ecuador (Guayaquil)February 21May 2
MalaysiaNovember 25March 15
New ZealandOctober 27March 12
NicaraguaDecember 15March 15
PanamaDecember 1March 31
ParaguayDecember 1March 31
PeruDecember 1March 31
UruguayNovember 15April 1

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