In addition to job placement, Horizon requires that all participants participating in the Summer Work Travel Program have housing arrangements prior to their arrival in the United States. Most employers will offer or arrange housing at an affordable cost, in a safe area. Together with the job offer, they will provide specific details about the living accommodations. If employer housing is not available, then either your employer will assist you in finding local housing or you will have to find it on your own.
We suggest you ask the employer or Horizon for suggestions of housing near the job location.
There are different arrangements made for housing or living accommodations. Some examples of the types of housing are:
- Apartment in a private house
- Hotel or motel
- College dormitory
- On the employer’s property
All participants should expect the basics. The participants will normally share a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen with other participants, participants in the program. No linens, towels, and kitchen utensils are provided.
If you have a job secured on your own, you must read carefully the conditions of employment in order to make sure of your housing situation. In some cases, your employer will not provide housing and in this case you should ask your employer or Horizon for suggestions of where to look for housing before you depart to the United States.
Almost all of the companies Horizon is working with offer housing and you will be required to use this housingas the employer may have made a financial commitment to the site. The housing is usually located in apartment communities or employee/student-type dormitories. Upon arrival you will be required to pay the housing deposit and the first month rent. Also, the cost of housing might be deducted by the employer from your paycheck and if not, you are responsible to pay the rent on time. Please make sure you read the specific housing information provided with your job offer.