and Travel USA Program makes it possible for international students to
explore life in USA with maximum freedom at minimum cost.|
The Summer Work and Travel USA Program is designed so that you can become more than just a tourist and experience life in USA firsthand by working alongside local people and other participants from all over the world in a temporary employment and to share your own traditions and cultures with them. Not only does this unique opportunity allow you to immerse yourself in U.S. culture, you can also earn money and act as a student ambassador for your home country, not to mention that work experience abroad looks great on your CV!
How to Get a Job in USA?
will find a job for you! All you need to do is to submit the
application form together with the required documents and pass the
selection, and then you could be the next person doing one of these
Diverse Work Environment
The salary you will get would help covering the cost of living or even enable you to have some extra money as part of the travel budget. In the U.S., the federal minimum wage is currently USD7.25 per hour. For tipped labor, the hourly wage is lower, at USD2.5-3, but the tipped income would guarantee your income more or less as the non-tipped position, or even more than that, depending on seasonality. Generally, you can expect to work 5-6 days per week and 7-8 hours per workday, probably 30-45 hours a week in total. Based on the federal minimum wage level, this amounts to USD2,200 to 3,200 for 2.5 months of work.
Employees usually are paid every two weeks. Depending on when you start your job, you may not receive your first pay in the first 3-4 weeks. We recommend having at least USD1,000 or above upon arrival for daily expenses, transportation to workplace, first month’s rent, and a security deposit for housing, if applicable.
Accommodation & Food
should be arranged before you leave Hong Kong. Some of the employers
will provide affordable housing. If accommodation is not provided with
your job, you will need to arrange it yourself. If you are not going to
arrange long-term housing before departure, you should reserve
accomodation for the first week so that you have some time to arrange
your long-term housing for your entire stay in the US. We and your
employer will try our best to assist you, but you are responsible for
making the final decision.