J-1 Nonimmigrant Visa Program

 

 

"Every year the Summer Work Travel program (SWT) provides J-1 visas to more than 100,000 college students from around the world, allowing them to work for three months and take an additional month to travel. Because they pay an average of about $1,100 in fees to the private organizations that sponsor their participation in the program, the program generates well over $100 million in annual revenues for those organizations. They pay many millions more in visa fees to the State Department and in travel expenses to and from the U.S."

- Jerry Kammer, CIS Senior Research Fellow