Work and Travel Programs on the J-1 Visa
Come discover what LPI Learning and CICD’s J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program in the United States can offer you! If you want to work in the United States during your university vacation, then you’ve come to the right place! Each year, CICD provides more than a thousand students with opportunities to successfully work and travel the U.S. and create positive memories and experiences for a lifetime!
CICD’s Work and Travel Program lets you do many things: see a new country, improve your English skills, make new friendships, share your culture, gain more work experience, and earn money at the same time to finance your trip. Once finished with your program, take 30 days off to travel and explore the USA at a more leisurely pace.
LPI Learning and CICD is there for you every step of the way to help make your work and travel experience an enjoyable and valuable time of your life. We look forward to working with you to start your adventure here in the USA!
J-1 Work and Travel Sponsorship Includes:
- DS-2019 Form required to apply for your J-1 Work and Travel Visa
- Home country interview, orientation, and support
- Useful program and cultural information and J-1 visa application tips
- Monitoring and support of your program from start to finish
- Coordination of your work and travel program health insurance
- 24-hour emergency phone number and support
Work Travel Program Participant Responsibilities:
Update LPI Learning and CICD with Personal and Company Contact Information
Immediately after arriving in the USA, please visit our online validation page to provide LPI Learning and CICD your current U.S. home address, phone number, and email address. This process allows us to validate your J-1 visa, a required step before applying for your Social Security Number.
All participants must maintain a working email account that they check at least weekly for CICD monthly contact, follow ups, and cultural activity information. We cannot sponsor students who do not maintain working email accounts during their programs.
Please work with us to keep your contact information current and up to date. As your sponsor, we want and need to provide you and your host company with any important information quickly. If any part of your or your work supervisor contact information changes during your program, you must immediately provide CICD with your new contact information.
It is your responsibility to ensure that CICD has your current address, phone number, and e-mail address at all times.
The U.S. Department of State and CICD take this matter seriously: failure to keep this information current with us can result in the termination of your program and the cancellation of your visa. You may also become subject to penalties imposed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and/or the Department of State.
Staying in Status on your J-1 Visa
Notify us with Intent to Change your Work and Travel Program
You must inform CICD and secure prior approval from CICD if you intend to change any part of your program: such as wanting to change your job, wanting to add a second job or wanting to move to a new address. Failure to notify CICD in a timely manner and request timely prior approval from CICD violates the conditions of your program and can lead to program termination.
Alert CICD to Any Problem or Potential Problem
Immediately inform CICD if any problems develop, or may be developing at your host company that affect you or are connected with you in any way. One of our most important roles is to act as a liaison between you and your host company. If you inform us early, we can usually resolve most problems and misunderstandings before they become critical.
Maintain your Program Status
Please inform us immediately if for any reason:
- You cannot begin your Summer Work and Travel program on the agreed-upon date.
- You intend to leave or complete your program before the original program end date.
- You intend to continue your program at a different host company or host company branch (in other words, to change your job).
- Your host company has terminated your job, or you believe your host company plans to terminate your job for any reason (including firing you).
- You have had any problem with the law (you were caught shop lifting, etc.)
- You have experienced a serious injury or illness.
- Someone is threatening your well-being or safety.
- You are experiencing problems communicating with your supervisor at work.
- You are experiencing problems with your accommodations.