J-1 Summer Work Travel

Program Overview

Life Adventures is a US designated J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsor. As a sponsor, we have the ability to provide university students and recent graduates the opportunity to work and travel in the US for up to 4 months during their summer break. Take your summer and turn it into a US experience!

Employment Opportunities

Most participants typically work in semi-skilled to non-skilled service positions at resorts, hotels, restaurants, and amusement parks. Internships in US businesses and other organizations (i.e., architecture, science research, graphic art/publishing and other media communication, advertising, computer software and electronics, and legal offices, etc.) are allowed. Participants are also permitted to work in multiple locations and can be transferred within departments. You are welcome to secure your own employment with such businesses as mentioned above or Life Adventures can facilitate your placement in a number of different locations with outstanding resorts and reputable companies. You are not obligated to accept any offer we may pose to you, however, once accepted you are expected to keep that employment commitment for the duration of the program unless new employment is agreed upon and approved by Life Adventures.


Participants must be at least 18 years of age and a current university student or recent graduate on summer break.


Life Adventures works with you to coordinate the arrival and departure dates and expectations based on your needs, employers needs and program requirements. We outline specific arrival windows and work with you to insure arrivals are optimized to your convenience.


Housing arrangements will vary by location. Employers often provide nearby housing options at employee cost. Other positions will require you to secure housing independent of the employer.

On Going Support

Life Adventures keeps continual contact with both the employer and participants to ensure a great experience for both. You will be required to keep an active email while in the USA. You will need to check in with Life Adventures on the website “Check-In” within 5 days of your arrival to confirm your arrival and to validate your visa. We are here to help you.

Additional Program Information

Program Duration:

The term of employment and/or the internship may not exceed the four-month program duration, and must be completed during your summer vacation. Additionally, you are permitted to enter the US up to 30 days before employment begins and may stay to travel up to 30 days after employment ends. HOWEVER, you are limited to the total amount of time that you are officially on summer break from the university.

Visa Requirements:

All participants must obtain a J-1 visa through the US embassy. Life Adventures provides the sponsorship necessary in order to apply for the J-1 visa. Life Adventures will provide specific details and assistance.