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Work and Travel USA is a cultural exchange program of USA’s Department of State that permits students the possibility to work legally in America during the university’s summer holiday period of May through to September. Students who are accepted under the programme are granted a DS-2019 form that is taken to the US Embassy Consulate to obtain a J1 visa.



To be eligible for the Work and Travel Programme you must be: 

  1. A full-time student

  2. Pursuing a 2-4 year diploma/degree programme at an accredited tertiary-level institution

  3. Between the ages of 18 and 30

  4. Willing to attend orientation, interview and training sessions.



Journey Aboard Services Limited and our programme sponsor will offer one job placement to each participant. Many of these jobs are casual, entry level jobs in hospitality industry, such as housekeeping, prep cook and line cook across the United States of America.

You must indicate at the point of registration which option you will be using by selecting Job-Assisted or Self-Arranged.

Self-Arranged Job Option

If you are arranging your own job in the USA, bear the following in mind:

  1. Seek and Confirm job by second week in January.

  2. Submission of a written offer of employment with your completed application.

  3. An official employment offer has to be on a company’s letterhead and should have the following: 

  • Company’s contact number and address

  • Supervisor’s name, contact number and address

  • Title of job being offered and brief job description

  • Employment period, Wage per hour, Hours per week

  • Required uniform

  • Housing arrangement



  1. The US embassy makes the final decision on whether to grant the work permit to each participant and we therefore have no influence over their decisions.

  2. The documents submitted becomes the property of the company and will not be returned to the participant.

  3. Applicants found guilty of falsify their documents will not be refunded and further actions will be contemplated.

  4. Journey Aboard Services Limited has the sole discretion to select or reject each applicant for the DS-2019 form.

  5. Participants who are refused their work permits by the US Embassy must return their DS-2019 form to Journey Aboard Services Limited in order to get their refund.

  6. Your Registration for the programme signifies your intent to comply with the requirements, conditions and terms of the programme.

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Pizza Jerks is a family owned and operated business since 1996. Originally starting in Killington, Vermont then moved to Canada St. in Lake George in 2003. When Pizza Jerks moved to it's location on Iroquois St. in 2006 it became even more popular with the locals as it creates a relaxing casual environment to enjoy delicious food. 

Located on Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, the hotel boast a picturesque view overlooking Geneva Lake. The Abbey Resort is bringing amazing food, drinks and live music to the waterfront. The Abbey Resort is perfect for any occasion. 


We offer specific services to students:

  • Embassy Appointment/Scheduling

  • Embassy Visa Application Consultation 

  • Booking of Plane Ticket

  • Filing Tax Returns


We offer specific training to students:

  • Customer Service Training (Mandatory)

  • Basic Food Preparation (Mandatory for J-1 Students handling Food)


We offer specific services to employers:

  • Recruiting and Screening Applicants

  • Interviewing Applicants

Access registration information & apply for any program

of your choice in our exclusive Member's Area!

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