All about Jobs!

If you plan to change employers, your job is no longer available, or you are laid-off or fired, it’s important for you to reach out to GeoVisions, so that we can provide you with more detailed information on this process, and whether we can continue to sponsor you on the Work and Travel Program.

We will notify you of any current job openings that we are aware of. These employers may or may not be located in the same area of the USA. You are responsible for your own transportation costs for this move. GeoVisions will provide you with information on available plane, bus or train routes.

If you wish to find your own employer, and you are permitted to do so, you will have 14 days to find a new employer. If you find your own employer, you will be required to find your own accommodations.

In order to facilitate a move to a new employer, GeoVisions will provide you with a blank job offer form, which will need to be completed and signed by you and your new employer. We also require a number of documents from your employer in order to verify the position.

Once we have received the job offer, and vetting documents, our employer team will call the employer to verify your position and job terms. If the job is appropriate for the Summer Work/Travel program, we will update your SEVIS record. Once your SEVIS record is updated, you are allowed to begin work and someone from GeoVisions will email you to confirm you are able to begin working.

As a reminder – jobs must be approved by GeoVisions before you begin working. If you begin working before we have approved the job, it is a serious violation of both GeoVisions and State Department Program Rules. Please do not start working until someone from GeoVisions tells you it is OK! Working in a job without GeoVisions authorization can result in dismissal from the program.

Job placements must be seasonal or temporary and must provide opportunities for you to interact regularly with U.S. citizens and experience U.S. culture during the work portion (i.e., not travel portion) of your program. It is important to keep this, and some key rules in mind when seeking new employment in the United States.

Click here to see the tips on how to seek employment, information on appropriate jobs, and rules and requirements about the jobs you can work at.

Vetting Documents

Department of State regulations also require sponsors to collect 2 documents from employers at the same time as the job confirmation form:

1. A copy of the employer’s workers compensation insurance front page (showing that the student will be covered while in the US)
2. A copy of the employer’s Business License

As a reminder – these documents must be collected in order for our Employer Team to confirm new jobs. Jobs must be approved by GeoVisions before you begin working. If you begin working before we have approved the job, it is a serious violation of both GeoVisions and State Department Program Rules. Please do not start working until someone from GeoVisions tells you it is OK!

Are you experiencing any issues at your job? Your first step should be to contact GeoVisions immediately.

To see more detailed information – please visit the student handbook here!!