All the participantsparticipating in the Horizon Summer Work Travel Program are responsible to cover all the expenses of transportation while on site. The participants are also responsible to get to work on time and they should not assume that they will be within walking distance to work or that they will be able to rely on coworkers who may have their own transportation. If so, they may find themselves unable to get to work on occasion and this may cause frustration that will further diminish their experience.
If the housing provided by your employer is not within walking distance of your job, you must find out what type of transportation is available. This information has also been included in your orientation packet. The housing site has been selected based on different criteria such as cost, availability, location to work and location to shopping centers. Because of the many criteria involved in the process of finding suitable housing, it is not possible to meet them all and we may not be able to always secure housing within walking distance to work and supermarkets.
When housing within walking distance to your job or local shopping centers is not available, you must find out what type of transportation is available in your area. We recommend that participants use one of the following means of transportation, depending on distance:
- Public transportation (bus, trolley or metro)
- Transportation arranged by the employer (employee van)
- Taxi ride (share the ride with friends)
If you want to travel around the United States at the end of your program, the following various options are open to you:
- Bus - Greyhound is the major bus transporter in the United States. At www.greyhound.com
- Train - Amtrak is the biggest national railway transporter in the United States www.amtrak.com
- Airplane - Travelocity www.travelocity.com , Expedia www.expedia.com or Orbitz www.orbitz.com