The Collective Public Policy Voice of the Exchange Community

The Summer Work Travel (SWT) Program, a category of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA, brings foreign post-secondary (college or university) students to the United States to work and travel for a maximum of four months during their summer vacations. Summer Work Travel, like all exchange programs, is intended to provide participants with broad exposure to U.S. culture and society, and to foster greater appreciation among Americans of the participants’ home countries. Specifically, Summer Work Travel is designed to allow participants to become directly involved in the daily life of the people of the United States through travel and temporary work.

See more information on the Summer Work Travel Program on the Department of State website.

The following Alliance member organizations sponsor summer work/travel programs:

A list of all inbound Summer Work Travel sponsors designated by the Department of State can be found on the Department’s website.