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Newsletter 7/04: How others are doing, plus cars, rentals

Sunday, July 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Exchange Students with beaten car SWT USA 2003

Accross the USA in this

Hi Worktravelers!

Hope the big holiday weekend was not just busy and money-making, but also fun, especially if you are in the USA for the first time.

HOW ARE OTHERS DOING
We talked over Skype with Patricie in Seaside Heights, NJ. She and her boyfriend Lukas both have two jobs, working between 12 and 15 hours a day for 6 days a week. Read more

Newsletter 6/27: Taxes, Last Paycheck, Stories (USA)

Sunday, June 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yellowstone North Entrance

Yellowstone Entrance

Hi Worktravelers! Most of you are already in the USA and some of you may be getting your first paycheck – time to make sure you pay only the taxes you have to pay!

TAXES
Under the Work & Travel visa, you only have to pay the Income Tax. Nothing else! The income tax is always federal, but sometimes also state and local one. Your employer’s accountant may not know what visa you have and may deduct other taxes from your Read more

Newsletter 6/20: How to find a second job (USA)

Sunday, June 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

SWT students working at a boat rental company

Working at boat rentals

Hi Worktravelers, Some of you are already in the USA, others are fixing to fly there. Every year, one of the most frequent questions in this part of summer is how to find a second job. So here’s a few tips.

VETERANS’ ADVICE
These girls found their own jobs not just in the USA but also in New Zealand and other countriers. They even brought jobs for other students from their travels. Read more

Find your own U.S. job for summer 2010

Friday, August 28, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Taking job applications

Taking job applications

If you have your own job, you pay much less than if you need the Work & Travel program which includes job placement.

Many of you would love to work somewhere, where the program sponsors do not place, so simply find your own job there.

And if you get more than one Job Offer, you can take your friends with you. It’s more fun to be together and you may even be able to go for free! Read more

How to find a Second Job – another veteran writes

Friday, July 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

<p>Lenka at Student Cooperator Meet 2007</p>

Lenka at Student Cooperator Meet 2007

Lenka participated in the Work & Travel USA program in 2006, 2007, 2008 and now in 2009 is participating again.

Besides, she worked in England and spent this winter worktraveling in New Zealand. She’s been serving as our Student Cooperator for 4 years.

Lenka’s tips show that she is indeed very experienced. Highly recommended!! Read more

How to find a Second Job – veteran’s tips

Friday, July 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

<p>Dana at Student Cooperator Meet 2005</p>

Dana at Student Cooperator Meet 2005

Dana participated in the Work & Travel USA program in 2005, 2006, 2008 and she is participating again now in 2009.

In 2007 she traveled to the Lake Baikal in Siberia. Besides, she’s been our Student Cooperator since 2005. There’s no doubt that she is a very experienced Worktraveller.

So what Second Job wisdom you can gain from her? Read more

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