Use your Summer Work and Travel J1 Visa Correctly

If you have been accepted into the SWT Program and issued a J1 visa, please take a minute to review the requirements of the SWT Program before you travel.

  • The program begin and end dates on the DS-2019 indicate when you may begin work and when you must stop working. 
  • You may enter the United States up to 30 days in advance of your program begin date but may not begin working until the program begin date is reached.
  • You have 30 days following the end date of your program to return home.  You are not permitted to work during these 30 days.
  • Please check with your U.S. sponsor before making any changes in your employment or your status in the program may be terminated.
  • You must check with your U.S. sponsor before accepting a second job.

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