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Your Sponsor’s Role

Your sponsor at your sponsoring organization is always your first point of contact. They are responsible for helping you with any questions or matters you have related to your U.S. Summer Work & Travel experience before, during and after your time spent in the U.S.

Before Arriving

Learn more about housing and communication with your sponsor and employer.

Once You Arrive

Learn how to register with SEVIS, apply for Social Security, get settled in your housing (including housing emergencies) and your job (including reporting 2nd jobs).

Available Housing

Learn more about available housing.

Job Openings

Learn more about available job openings.

Safety Matters

Learn more about safety.


Learn more about Orientation and Exchange Day.

Preparing To Go Home

Learn more about getting ready to go home.

50 Fun Things to Do

Check out 50 ideas of fun things to do in or around the Old Orchard Beach area.