About Work and Travel

Oct 18, 2017 admin 24743 views


Students stand out through the Work and Travel program


A summer in the States among our friends will change you too. If you want to see on your own skin what life is like on the other side of the ocean, this is a way to gain a different perspective - not as a tourist, but actively participating in everyday life.

You can enroll in the program from the first year as a student and thus you will be able to travel and work in the States several times throughout the student period. Your salary will cover your program costs and expenses during your stay in the States. You will also be able to save money to partially finance your studies or for other purposes.

In addition, you get a $ 20 discount in program cost through IntegralEdu Work and Travel if you use your ISIC card.




The registration fee for the program is 0.

CAREFUL! The program fee includes medical insurance, and CIEE offers medical insurance throughout your stay in the States, including the period you visit, while InterExchange offers medical insurance only during the validity period of the work permit and offers the possibility of extension for the visit period.


The Work and Travel program is for you if:

  • you love to travel
  • you want to improve your english
  • you want to work during the summer and visit cool places
  • you want to make new friends and experience new things
  • you want to add the international experience you gain to your CV


We make the most of your money!
See here the benefits of enrolling in the program through IntegralEdu Work and Travel


The Work and Travel program is an integral part of your student life!

The Work and Travel USA program is a cultural exchange program that allows full-time students to spend their summer vacation in America and legally work in the field of tourism and services.

The duration of the program is a maximum of 3 months and a half plus an additional month (so-called grace period) that gives you the opportunity to travel within the United States after the termination of the employment contract.

In America, the program is administered by various sponsoring organizations. IntegralEdu Work and Travel has a long-standing relationship with the largest sponsor of cultural programs - CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), which has been authorized by the State Department to run Work and Travel programs since 1969. CIEE is a non-profit organization that carries out different educational and cultural exchange programs for students, students and young people.

Also, because we want diversity and we want to provide as many opportunities as possible to the students who cross the threshold, from the beginning of 2018 we are working with the second sponsor of cultural programs - InterExchange, which has jobs in most areas of the USA.


Work and Travel USA

Work and Travel USA legend:

  • WAT - short for Work and Travel.
  • DS-2019 - a document issued by CIEE or InterExchange that certifies your presence in the program and allows you to work legally in America for a certain period of time. We also use the abbreviation "DS".
  • Enployment period - the period of time you can work in the United States. This is indicated on the DS form (the maximum period is 4 months).
  • Travel period - the period of time you will spend in the States as a tourist, without working (the maximum period is one month).
  • Self Arrange - the version of program that allows you to secure your own job offer.
  • Pre Arrange - the program version with the job offer made available by Integral and CIEE or InterExchange.
  • Visa J1 - the type of visa for States, issued for cultural exchange participants, including WAT participants.
  • DS - 160 - Form for the American Consulate, required along with the other documents requested when applying.
  • SEVIS - System with information of students and visitors of cultural exchange; an online database where all international students register after entering the US territory. Depending on the program, participants pay a fee to use the system.
  • Social Security Card - a card issued to all those who work legally in the States including WAT students. Each card has a unique number called Social Security Number.

If we use words you don't understand in our conversations or on our site, please contact us for clarification. We know how important it is to be well informed!

Eligibility criteria

You can enroll in the program if you are:

  • undergraduate or postgraduate at a full-time faculty in Romania or abroad.
  • you are between 18 and 28 ( in some situations the maximum age could be 30 depending on the sponsor)
  • you have at least an average level of English.

Find out here what the program costs are!

Oct 18, 2017 admin 24743 views