This is your chance to enhance your skills (and your resume) by working in America. SWAP's Professional Career Training program gives you the opportunity to work and train in the US for up to 18 months. You will get practical training and job exposure as well as experiencing American culture first-hand. This is the type of experience that will help you achieve your long-term career and travel goals.
When you GO with SWAP, we offer personalized assistance every step of the way to getting your J-1 visa, as well important information and coverage you'll need in order to live and work in America. Take a look at the list below for more information!
Before you apply for the SWAP PCT USA program, you must first find and secure a traineeship that is directly related to your degree or work experience. You should allow for plenty of time for your search. We have provided a number of online resources (on the right) to help you get started. Bookmark this page and go to those sites everyday - there are new jobs in the US everyday.
According to our past participants, the most common way to find a traineeship was to approach companies you admire even if they haven't posted any placements. It shows initiative and presents an exclusive opportunity to sell yourself.
Remember: finding a suitable traineeship takes time, persistence, and a little creativity! Many SWAPPERs have found jobs and went on to have amazing times all around the US.
The PCT USA program is intended to complement your academic degree and real world experience, so there are specific rules regarding the kinds of work that you will be able to secure.