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Work & Explore USA

We are proud to be able to offer the Work & Explore USA (formerly known as the J1W&T USA) programme to NZ tertiary students and graduates.

This visa is a great opportunity for current NZ tertiary students or graduates to go to the USA for a full year, travel, get to know another country and its people using a visa that is easy to apply for.

You do not need to have a job offer to apply for the visa. A job placement arranged either prior to travel or once in the USA cannot begin until CIEE has fully vetted and approved the job.


The applicant must be either
  • a NZ fulltime tertiary student with at least 1 year of study  completed or

  • a NZ tertiary graduate starting in the USA within 1 year of graduation date.



Our fee for the programme INCLUDING insurance is


We are one of the only companies to include insurance in the fee. 

Additional costs:
  • Visa application fee of US$160

  • Flights

  • Support money for your arrival until you find work or begin being paid. 

We require proof of you taking at least US$1200 with you, in the form of bank statements or a guarantor letter.

Look at the Fast Fact Information sheet

To apply now  click here

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