Programs in the U.S.

The Summer Work Travel program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university and to be exposed to the people and way of life in the United States.

Sponsors may place participants only in jobs that are seasonal or temporary and provide opportunities for regular communication and interaction with U.S. citizens and allow participants to experience U.S. culture.  Participants receive pay according to minimum wage, as well as assistance to seek lodging, which may be at a dormitory, apartment, or with company staff members.

For more information about the Program please visit Summer Work Travel Program.

More information on regulations regarding the Program is available here.

Several Spanish organizations are associated with American designated sponsors to select participants for this program. The American sponsors will provide the participant with a form DS-2019 in order for the participant to apply for the J-1 visa.


ORGANIZATIONS

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Embassy.

Let’s Live USA
Torre Proconsa
Carril de la Condesa, 58
30010 Murcia
Email: info@letsliveusa.com
Tel.: 693 73 69 26
Webpage: www.letsliveusa.com
Foundation Year: 2014

Travelingua
Federico Soto, 16 – 5º Izda.
03001 Alicante
Tel.: 91 31 34 10
Email: info@travelingua.es
Webpage: www.travelingua.es
Foundation Year: 2005

Summer Camps are a long standing American tradition. If you wish to identify a Camp for your children to spend the summer there, the American Camp Association offers professional advice for the selection of accredited camps by age, geographic location, type of activity or sport, price, etc. The U.S. Embassy does not recommend any specific camp. A visa is not required to attend a summer camp. Children can travel either on a tourist visa or under the Visa Waiver program.

If you wish to work as a Summer Camp Counselor in the U.S.

The Camp Counselor Program allows foreign nationals to work at U.S. summer camps for up to four months.  Camp Counselors supervise and interact with American youth.  Camp Counselors must be sufficiently proficient in the English language and at least 18-years-old.  They will occasionally have to perform non-counseling duties as part of camp life, but not serve as “staff.”  For example, they cannot serve as administrator personnel, cooks or menial laborers.

Sponsors shall place eligible participants at camping facilities which are accredited; a member in good standing of the American Camp Association; officially affiliated with a nationally recognized non-profit organization; or have been inspected, evaluated, and approved by the sponsor.

Participants receive pay and benefits commensurate with those offered to their American counterparts at the camps.  Employers must provide participants, prior to departure for the U.S., with information on their duties and responsibilities as a camp counselor, contractual obligations relative to accepting a camp counselor position and information on financial compensation.

More information on regulations regarding the Program is available here.

Several Spanish organizations are associated with American designated sponsors to select participants for this program. The American sponsors will provide the participant with a form DS-2019 in order for the participant to apply for the J-1 visa.

ORGANIZATIONS

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Embassy.

Travelingua
Federico Soto, 16 – 5º Izda.
03001 Alicante
Tel.: 91 31 34 10
Email: info@travelingua.es
Webpage: www.travelingua.es
Foundation Year: 2005

These programs are designed to allow foreign college and university students or recent graduates or professionals to come to the United States to receive hands-on experience and training in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.  Internship and Training Programs must not be used as substitutes for ordinary employment or work purposes.

With some exceptions, the maximum duration of an Internship Program is 12 months, and the maximum duration of a Training Program is 18 months.

For more information about these programs please visit Intern Program and Trainee Program.

More information on regulations regarding these programs is available here.

Several Spanish organizations are associated with American designated sponsors to select participants for these programs.

ORGANIZATIONS

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Embassy.

Sabática
Plaza de Cuba, 12 – 2
08302 Mataró (Barcelona)
Email: contacta@sabatica.org
Tel.: 607 80 76 81
Webpage: www.sabatica.org
Foundation Year: 2006

Travelingua
Federico Soto, 16 – 5º Izda.
03001 Alicante
Tel.: 91 31 34 10
Email: info@travelingua.es
Webpage: www.travelingua.es
Foundation Year: 2005

Through the Au Pair Program, foreign nationals between 18 and 26 years of age have an opportunity to continue their education while participating in the home life of a host family in the United States.  Au pairs provide limited childcare services for up to 12 months.  An extension of 6, 9, or 12 months may be granted in certain cases.

Au Pairs must be proficient in spoken English and be a secondary school graduate or equivalent.  They must also complete at least six hours of academic credit or its equivalent at an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution during their Au Pair program.

There is also an “EduCare” option.  The EduCare component of the Au Pair program is for foreign nationals providing childcare for school-aged children.  EduCare companions must fulfill the standard requirements to be an au pair.  The EduCare participant must complete an educational component of at least 12 semester hours of academic credit or its equivalent.

More information on regulations regarding the Program is available here.

Several Spanish organizations are associated with American designated sponsors to select participants for this program.

ORGANIZATIONS

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Embassy.

Sabática
Plaza de Cuba, 12 – 2
08302 Mataró (Barcelona)
Email: contacta@sabatica.org
Tel.: 607 80 76 81
Webpage: www.sabatica.org
Foundation Year: 2006

Travelingua
Federico Soto, 16 – 5º Izda.
03001 Alicante
Tel.: 91 31 34 10
Email: info@travelingua.es
Webpage: www.travelingua.es
Foundation Year: 2005