U.S. Department of State

International students heading home after a summer in U.S.

International students heading home after a summer in U.S.

After a summer of hard work and new experiences, hundreds of university students from all around the world who worked and stayed in Williamsburg over the last four months will soon be heading back to their home countries.

The students arrived in Williamsburg through the Department of State’s J-1 Summer Work Travel visa program, which is a cultural exchange program that allows university students in foreign countries to come to the United States. The students work with visa sponsorship agencies and spend three to four months working at tourist destinations across the country. After spending their summer working and learning more about American culture, students get a 30-day grace...

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