How much does it cost to participate in Work and Travel USA?
We have two options – Self Arranged Job – you can sign up for the program if you have secured your own job offer or to choose the Sponsor Assisted Job Interview option and to participate in the interviews with US employers.
Promotional pricing is applicable to contracts entered until 29.12.2023 for which the discount is offered from the standard program price for the 2024 season of $100.
Program price includes:
Administrative processing provided by Usit Colours and the sponsor for organizing and managing the participation in the program.
Reserving a place in the program and issuance of DS-2019 certificate.
Medical insurance for the maximum program duration with coverage of $100 000
Possibility to attend job interviews, organized by our US partner, if you choose a program with Sponsor Assisted Job Interview, or verification and vetting of the job offer, if you choose the Self-Arranged Job option.
Full service in preparing all visa documents, their submission to the US Consulate and providing information about the procedures regarding the J1 visa issuance.
Assistance by Usit Colours through all the stages of the program before departure to the US and by the sponsoring organization during your stay in the USA.
Are there any other expenses?
Mandatory state fees
- Visa interview fee: $185 – paid to U.S. Embassy
- SEVIS fee: $35 – required by the Department of State
€700 – €1100 The price of the plane ticket to the US varies mainly based on where you need to fly to. The lowest are the prices to New York, Boston, Chicago, while the flights to more remote destinations like West Coast or Alaska cost significantly more.
We are one of the largest travel agencies in Bulgaria and will offer you special fares and conditions for your trip to the US.
Easy Program Cancellation: $99
- This is a program option, which reduces the amount of the non-refundable administrative fees in case you cannot continue with your participation in the Work and Travel USA.
- It can be purchased right on sign up or no later than the second program payment.
- Easy Program Cancellation protects your financial interest. It gives you the guarantee than if you have to cancel your program participation, or your travel to the US cannot be fulfilled for any reason, the non-refundable program fee will be limited to $199.
Benefits to sign up early for Work and Travel program
You will get a guaranteed spot on the program despite the quotas set by US Department of State, becasue after they expire even if you want to sign up you won’t be able to.
You will be among the first to choose their job offers. The first interviews with American employers are as early as December.
The earlier you sign up, the lower the program cost will be. Tendencies have shown that the closer the date of departure is the higher the price of the program. The differences often reach $150.
You will be able to get the best deal on your ticket since you will know where you are going and when earlier than most students.
You will have plenty of time to plan ahead and make sure you pass all of your exams.
An early enrollment will give you the chance to be among the first, who will have all documents ready for applying for visa and have a priority for scheduling a visa interview appointment
How to pay your Work and Travel USA program?
Cash, with a card or a bank transfer
You can pay it in one of our offices in cash, dollars or leva. You could also do it with debit or credit card. If it more convenient for you, can do a bank transfer or even pay online. Whatever suits you best.
Pay after you come back from the US
If you don’t have all the financing you will need yet or simply don’t want to invest your own money you can travel by using an exclusive loan option tailored specifically for your program needs.
What are the specifics?
- You can choose the amount you need, whether it is for the whole program or just for a part of it, like the plane ticket expense;
- You don’t have to pay anything prior departure to the US;
- You can return the principal at once right after you come back from the States, without any penalty fees;
- You need someone with a full time job in Bulgaria to serve as a collateral for the loan.
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