International Exchange Students

Visa type: J1

Work authorization: up to four months

Selection and Screening Process:

As per Department of State regulations the designated sponsoring organizations are required to screen all the international candidates. Personal interviews are conducted to ensure that the program is suitable to the participant's background, needs and experience. Only full-time post-secondary students at accredited educational institutions are eligible to participate. All foreign workers must possess sufficient proficiency in the English language. Seasonal Staffing Solutions will select only those participants who fully match your requirements.

Authorized Positions:

  • Restaurant/hospitality industry: Foreign staff may work at any positions, including, but not limited to waitstaff, housekeepers, cashiers, receptionists, hosts, dishwashers, etc.
  • Amusement industry: International students are often hired to perform as ride-attendants, lifeguards, food sellers, etc.
  • Retail: Foreign staff may be arranged to work at any retail establishment as cashiers, deli, or crew members.
  • Lifeguards for hotels, apartment complexes and pool management companies
  • Any other entry-level positions

Unauthorized Activities:

  • Program participants may not be employed as domestic employees in United States households.
  • As pedicab or rolling chair drivers or operators;
  • Any position related to clinical care that involves patient contact.
  • As operators or drivers of vehicles or vessels for which driver licenses are required
  • In positions that could bring notoriety or disrepute to the Exchange Visitor Program;
  • In any position in the adult entertainment industry (e.g. escort services, adult book/video stores, and strip clubs);
  • In positions requiring work hours that fall predominantly between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am;
  • In positions declared hazardous to youth by the Secretary of Labor;
  • In positions that require sustained physical contact with other people (e.g., body piercing, tattooing, massage, manicure);
  • In positions that are substantially commission-based and thus do not guarantee that participants will be paid minimum wage
  • In positions involved in gaming and gambling that include direct participation in wagering and/or betting;
  • In positions in chemical pest control, warehousing, catalogue/online order distribution centers;
  • In positions with traveling fairs or itinerant concessionaires;
  • In positions that require licensing;

Social Security Number:

International workers will apply shortly upon arrival. Note that the foreign staff may work while the Social Security number application is being processed. Read more about hiring J-1 visitors without SSN.

Participating Countries:

  • Winter Program: Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru.
    Spring Program: Thailand.
    Summer Program: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Serbia, China, and other countries
  • Arrival Dates:

  • Winter Program: December until January.
    Spring Program: February until March.
    Summer Program: From early May until early July. Most will arrive between May 15th and June 15th. Please let us know if you have any preferences.
  • Departure Dates:

  • Winter Program: March.
    Spring Program: June.
    Summer Program:Most will plan their departure after Labor Day weekend in September.
  • Minimum Required Hours of Work:

    The participants need to work at least thirty two hours per week.

    Maximum Hours:

    Students need to work the number of hours taht wouldn't prevent them from enjoying the cultural experiences of their stay. Overtime opportunities are always appreciated.>


    You do not need to sponsor the students. All International Exchange Students will be sponsored by US Department of State designated sponsoring organizations. The sponsors are responsible for providing documentation for visa application, work authorization, cover them with Medical insurance coverage for the duration of their stay and monitor the participants while in the country.

    Sample Resumes of Student Workers:

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