All participants in the Summer Work Travel Program have secure jobs and housing prior to arrival in the United States. There are two ways to have a job offer in your application: independently, choosing the Self-placement option or Job Assistance option. The rules and procedures of the program are the same for both options.
Participants must report to the host site within 5 business days of entry in the United States. If the participants do not report on the day they agreed upon and does give an acceptable reason for the delay, Horizon wat coordinator may, at its discretion, terminate sponsorship.
Participants are expected to complete their program with the employer listed on their DS-2019
Form. You are not free to change the primary site of activity. Permission to change jobs will be granted only if the employer has violated the terms of the job offer. If a participant leaves without permission (in writing) from Horizon wat, Inc., his/her program may be terminated and he/she will be required to return home. Such termination may create legal difficulties that will affect his/her future travel, study or work in the United States at any time in the future.
a- Self-placement option
Choosing this option, participants will have flexibility in finding and locating a job independently. The only requirement is that you must provide Horizon Wat with a copy of your job offer agreement. The only jobs that are not acceptableare:
- Au pair/Nanny/Babysitting/Domestic labor (housekeeper in someone’s house)
- Camp counselor and Teacher
- Medical services
- Crew members on ships or airplanes
- Sales jobs involving purchasing sales merchandise to resell
b- Job Assistance option
Horizon Wat has made arrangements with several companies throughout the United States to allow us to fill their positions with Summer Work Travel participants. We will arrange a basic, entry-level or seasonal-work job much like one a student in the United States would have during the school vacation. Mainly, our jobs fall into these categories:
- Restaurants and fast-food stores
- Hotels and casinos (if you are over 21 years old)
- Country clubs and resorts
- Amusement Parks and National Parks
- Car Rentals
Horizon Wat will provide a list of jobs that will include the name of the company, its location, positions available, employment benefits and housing information. It may take up to week before you begin working. The exact location, position and responsibilities may vary due to arrival date, position availability, English level, skills required, weather conditions and other events out of the employer’s control. If you accepted a job offer from Horizon, please understand that the job offer could change prior to your program start date. Should your position or conditions of employment be changed, Horizon will assist you in finding alternative employment, but Horizon makes no guarantee that it can find a similar job in a similar location.