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Eligibility.   AMERICAN WORK EXPERIENCE  

   
In order to participate on an AWE Program, you must comply with the following criteria:

You must:

  • be aged 18-28, preferably at least one month before your US departure date.
  • be available to work in the U.S. for at least 9 weeks/camp programme and depending on employer for applicants on SWT program, usually around 3 months.
  • speak fluent English and have good communication skills.
  • live in, or be able to travel to one of the participating countries for a personal interview with an appointed AWE Representative.
  • provide 1 verifiable reference, supportive of the position for which you are applying. Note: Special conditions may apply to AWE returning applicants; please see How to Apply for more details.
  • hold an international passport and provide a copy of the 'personal details' page from that passport when submitting your application to the AWE Representative.
  • provide a satisfactory Medical Report and, if resident in the UK/Eire, agree to AWE undertaking a background check at our expense.
  • have a valid email address throughout the time that your application is active.
  • be able to pay the required fees (AWE only accepts payment in US$, unless you reside in the UK/Ireland where UK sterling is acceptable)
  • agree to attend an orientation in your home country before departure for the U.S.
  • have every intention of returning to your home country at the conclusion of the AWE Program.
  • be able to provide supportive documentation as proof of your intention to return when making your J-1 visa application.
  • complete on-line the AWE Application Form, sign the application form signifying your agreement for your application to be considered in accordance with the current AWE Terms and Conditions.
  • never have been convicted of a crime or offence of a sexual nature or one that was related to drugs or violence.
  • be enthusiastic, adaptable and flexible - in addition to having a good sense of humor.
in addition ...


Summer Work Travel (SWT) applicants must:
  • be a bona fide full-time student (attending for at least 18 hours per week) at the time of application.
  • have evidence of registration for a full-time course of study for the current semester.
  • provide a supportive reference from a previous employer for whom you worked within the previous 12 months prior to your application. (This employment may have been full or part-time, paid or voluntary).

Counselor applicants must:
  • be available to depart for the U.S. by June 15 - those available earlier have a greater chance of Placement.
  • have an excellent level of skill in a high demand activity and an internationally recognized teaching/coaching award.
  • have recent, previous relevant experience of working with groups of youngsters in a similar setting.
  • be a good communicator.
  • have a flexible, resourceful and adaptable nature.
  • have an ability to lead, motivate and inspire youngsters and co-workers.

Special Needs Counselors must:
  • be available to depart for the US by June 15 - those available earlier have a greater chance of Placement.
  • be able to demonstrate a calm, caring nature.
  • be dedicated to working with challenged populations.
  • be willing to work with both children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.
  • have a general level of skill in a range of activities.
  • preferably have recent, relevant experience of working with challenged groups.
  • be able to provide a reference from that previous work.
  • be a good communicator.
  • have a flexible, resourceful and adaptable nature.
  • have an ability to lead, motivate and inspire the campers.

Camp Support Staff must:
  • be available to depart for the U.S. by June 15 - those available earlier have a greater chance of Placement.
  • be a bona fide full-time student (attending for at least 18 hours per week) at the time of application.
  • have evidence of registration for a full-time course of study for the current semester.

 
 


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