What Employers should know about the work & travel program.
WISE® Work & Travel Program matches your company with highly motivated university and college students from around the world and provides them with the authorization and support they need to be a valuable part of your seasonal team.
Benefits of Working with WISE® to Recruit Seasonal Employees
Thoroughly pre-screened candidates.
The option to be actively involved in the applicant interviewing process.
Working with a Department of State designated sponsor of the Summer Work and Travel Program that handles the complete visa application process.
Open and consistent communication between your company and WISE®.
WISE® site visits during the program.
Time saving measures through mass recruiting.
WISE® organized participant health insurance.
Reduced worker turnover.
Added international prospective.
Spring Program: March – July (4 month maximum)
Students arrive as early as March 1 and work as late as July 5.
Participants are from the Philippines.
Summer Program: May – October (4 month maximum)
Students arrive as early as mid-May and as late as early July.
Participants generally are from the Northern Hemisphere.
Winter Program: December – April (4 month maximum)
Students arrive from early to mid-December.
Participants generally are from the Southern Hemisphere.
Host Employer Requirements
To become a host employer for J-1 participant you will need to:
Enter into a Host Employer Agreement with the WISE® Foundation
Provide written job offers
Provide WISE® with a copy of your business license
Provide WISE® with workers compensation documentation
Provide WISE® with photos of employee housing