Summer Work/Travel Exchange

The Summer Work Travel (SWT) Program, a category of the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program, 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.

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

Alliance Abroad Group (AAG)

American Hospitality Academy

American Work Adventures

AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study)

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs


Greenheart Exchange (Greenheart International)

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange

Cultural Exchange Network (CENET)

Cultural Homestay International (CHI)


Global Educational Concepts


InterExchange Work & Travel USA

International Culture & Career Exchange (ICCE)

International Cultural Exchange Organization (ICEO)

International Exchange of North America (IENA)

Intrax Cultural Exchange

Janus International Hospitality Student Exchange

Spirit Cultural Exchange

United Work and Travel, a division of APEI

World Wide Cultural Exchange (WWCE)

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