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US Jobs

Do I need a US Job Offer?

US Job Offers are mandatory for all J1 applicants (2016 onwards) regardless of what country they originate from.

Can I work in any job that I find?

J1 students are entitled to be employed in most jobs within the US. The majority of J1 students end up finding employment in the tourism, sales or administration industry. There are, however, a number of industries that J1 students are prohibited from working in.

Can I change my job while in the USA?

Yes but the Program Regulations require participants to inform InterExchange by registering details of their new employment with SEVIS within 10 days of the change of employment. InterExchange will then 'Vett' the position and you can begin work when it is approved.

Can I have more than one job?

Yes. You can have as many jobs as you like. Each position must be vetted and approved by InterExchange before you begin work.

How long do I have in the USA to locate a job?

From 2016 all employment must be obtained before your application can be processed by InterExchange. You must forward the Employment Agreement Form to any prospective employers and have them complete their section. You then need to complete it and send it to us.

Are there restricted area's where i can't travel to?

There are areas which been deemed unsuitable by the US Department of State to get a job.  The list is

  • Alabama Gulf Shores Region
  • Florida “Panhandle” area, which includes Apalachicola, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Marianna, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, and Tallahassee
  • Southern Florida
  • North Dakota
  • Inland Maryland
  • Mason, Ohio
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Pennsylvania,
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