Summer Work & Travel Program

Summer Work & Travel Program


Are You a Student Looking for the Summer of a Lifetime?

The Summer Work & Travel Program is one of the best ways to experience life in the United States.

This program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university. Jobs are seasonal in nature and are often related to the hospitality industry in various regions of the United States. The program usually lasts about three to four months.

Summer Work Travel Students must be:

  • Sufficiently proficient in English to successfully interact in an English speaking environment;
  • Post-secondary school students enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree or other full-time course of study at an accredited classroom based, post-secondary educational institution outside the United States;
  • Have successfully completed at least one semester or equivalent of post-secondary academic study.

Participants attending universities in Slovakia are allowed to work in the U.S. between May 15th and September 15th and must return to Slovakia by the beginning of the fall semester at their universities. The Summer Work & Travel program is not for visitors who only want to travel in the United States.

Procedural Guidelines

Applicants to the program can apply directly to a U.S. based sponsor or through a local agency having an agreement with a U.S. sponsor. A list of some local agencies is below, and a listing of the U.S. based sponsors can be located by clicking on “Find a Summer Work Travel Sponsor.”

List of local agencies in Slovakia