CHI Work and Travel program offers overseas university students the opportunity to intimately experience work, life and culture in the U.S. during their summer holiday period. Overseas participants are sponsored by CHI, enabling them to legally work in the U.S. up to four months.

The Work & Travel program offers U.S. employers the ability to acquire extra staff to cover busy seasonal positions in peak travel areas of the United States. Typical positions include ride operators, lifeguards, food & beverage, housekeeping, cashiers and many others.

Students work during seasons spring, summer and winter as part of their 4-month J1 visa. This program is administered by U.S. Department of State; CHI is a designated program sponsor.

Start working with CHI today. Becoming a member of the CHI community is simple and easy. Follow the links on the left menu for more information on how to become a host business, partner or participant of the Work and Travel Cultural Exchange program.

Work & Travel Program for Australia

CHI Work & Travel Australia (WATA) provides qualified Australian participants temporary employment opportunities in the United States. These positions help to increase understanding through cultural and educational exchanges. Participants have the opportunity to find their own job placements or receive assistance through CHI.

Participants must be an Australian citizen and a full-time university student or recent graduate. The maximum program duration is 12-months.

For more information and to learn how you can participate, please contact CHI’s WATA department at wata@chinet.org or fill out our inquiry form.