FAQ Work and Travel USA 2023
We are sure you have many questions in regards with the Work and Travel program. Below you can find the answers of the most frequently asked questions.
What is the current visa situation?
The US Embassy in Bulgaria is operating in accordance with the specific of the pandemic situation in the country. In the spring of 2022, the US Embassy in Bulgaria taking into consideration the importance of the Work and Travel program conducted visa interviews on a special schedule for all J1 students, enrolled in the program.
Are there any restrictions for travelling to the USA?
A presidential proclamation from 2021 allowed the resuming of safety global traveling, granting a free entry to the US of all foreign citizens, who are fully vaccinated.
When should I sign up for the program?
The choice of when to sign up for Work and Travel program is entirely yours. However, it is good to know that both US sponsoring organizations and the US Embassy are still functioning with a reduced capacity and they cannot guarantee that they would have the resources to proceed the applications on time.
We strongly advice you not to delay your enrollment to make sure you have a reserved place in the program, as well as your documents being processed with priority, which is extremely important, when you are planning to depart to the US as early as in May.
Can I pass through the required processes of the program if I am otherwise unable to visit your office?
Absolutely! We can organize all the preparation for your trip remotely, in case the situation requires it. As our customer you will have a personal profile, where you can monitor and manage each stage of the program. Starting with the initial consultation, registration, job interview, filling and submitting the required documents, payment of program, fees could be arranged remotely and without visiting our office.
Of course, if you prefer in-person communication, we would be happy to see you in our office!
Can I go on the program with friends?
We strongly recommend you to do so! There is nothing better than sharing this experience with your friends. The key factor is to look for employers who are hiring more than one seasonal employee and of course, group of friends. We will take make sure to prepare your documents at the same time, and to make the travel arrangements so you can travel together with your friends.
Can I get a second job?
Absolutely and we are sure you will! Usually, it’s best to find a second job, after you have arrived in the US. Your second job should be not in a conflict with your primary placement, so we advise you first to get familiar with the place, check what’s around and what the transportation options are and then browse for extra job options.
Is the housing arranged?
Most employers provide housing and the housing costs are deducted from paycheck. The cost of housing depends mainly on the location and type of accommodation, the costs may varay from $30 per week to $150+. Usually, the housing is similar to student dormitories, with 2-4 students per room and basic amenities. In some cases, the housing is not provided and the participants have to find housing options on their own or the employers assist them with affordable, seasonal housing options in the area.
What will happen if I contract COVID-19 while in the USA?
The price of our program includes health insurance, with a coverage of up to $ 100,000. It also covers the cost of PCR testing and treatment of COVID-19. Our partner CIEE is the largest and most reliable sponsor of Work and Travel and offers 24/7 contact and assistance in any situation.
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