Summer Hiring Season

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Summer Hiring Season
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In order to meet your seasonal hiring needs, summer J-1 Work and Travel participants are typically available from May through October. You are welcome to attend our free Greenheart Exchange hiring events to fill your summer season positions.

Below is a general overview of the timelines you can expect when hiring for the summer season, followed by a list of our international job fairs, and virtual job fairs for summer seasonal hiring.

  • Philippines


    Join Greenheart Exchange as we travel to Manila, Philippines. While traveling in Manila, you can witness the mixture of Spanish colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers which make this a modern city with centuries old character and charm. See the vast and beautiful Rizal Park which is great for a stroll, or enjoy miles of shopping at the SM Mall of Asia which is a huge destination for commerce, rides, and more. Participants from the Philippines typically arrive March 27- June 15 and depart August 4- 15.

    Dates: November 15, 2017 - November 19, 2017
  • Ukraine


    While traveling in Kiev, it is hard to ignore the ancient history which covers the city. Being the capital of Ukraine, Kiev has many beautiful examples of the opulence of ancient religious architecture. One may also enjoy visiting the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a landmark monastery which is home to catacombs and caves, lined with the burial chambers of Orthodox monks and a collection of gold objects from Scythian times. Participants from Ukraine typically arrive May 9- June 20 and depart August 10- September 9.

    Dates: December 7, 2017 - December 11, 2017
  • China (Harbin & Changchun)

    China (Harbin & Changchun)

    Travel to Harbin and Changchun, China, this December to meet face to face with future Summer Work Travel participants. Sit back with some herbal tea, Wang Laoji, and listen as Mandarin is spoken and the transportation hustle and bustle happens around you. Chinese participants are available later in the summer season, typically arriving June 1- July 15 and departing August 25- September 15.

    Dates: December 13, 2017 - December 19, 2017
  • Thailand


    Visit “the City of Angels” as you travel to Bangkok, Thailand, for Greenheart Exchange’s International Job Fair. Become familiar with the respectful greeting “Wai”, by observing locals as they put their palms together and bow slightly. Spend some time at the Grand Palace, home of 18th century kings, and learn more about the country’s main religion, Theravada Buddhism. Connect with Thai Summer Work Travel participants, who typically arrive May 1- 25 and depart July 29- August 31.

    Dates: January 10, 2018 - January 14, 2018
  • Kazakhstan


    Enjoy the picturesque views of Kazakhstan on Greenheart Exchange’s International Job Fair. This Job Fair will accommodate your stay with quaint coffee shops, dazzling museums, and sophisticated restaurants. While visiting, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the breathtaking Zaili Alatau Mountains, adorned with deep-green flora. Participants from Kazakhstan typically arrive May 25- June 1 and depart August 10- September 1.

    Dates: January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018
  • China (Nanchang & Guangzhou)

    China (Nanchang & Guangzhou)

    Spend some time exploring as you travel to China for Greenheart Exchange’s International Job Fair. Travel to Nanchang and Guangzhou to take some time to learn about the deep history and culture of those living in the region. Chinese participants typically arrive June 1-July 15 and depart August 25-September 15.

    Dates: January 17, 2018 - January 22, 2018
  • China (Chengdu)

    China (Chengdu)

    Spend some time exploring as you travel to China for Greenheart Exchange’s International Job Fair. Travel to Chengdu to take some time to learn about the deep history and culture of those living in the region. Chinese participants typically arrive June 1-July 15 and depart August 25-September 15.

    Dates: January 22, 2018 - January 25, 2018
  • Turkey


    Known as the most populous city in Turkey, Istanbul is the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. While in Istanbul, make sure to try some traditional Kebabs and Keftes and finish your meal with some rich sweets known as Turkish Delights. Participants from Turkey typically arrive May 25- June 30 and depart September 1- October 1.

    Dates: January 25, 2018 - January 28, 2018
  • Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic

    Travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with us. After completing your hiring needs, spend some time in the capital that prides itself as being the first European city in the New World. Increase your Spanish skills as you enjoy a traditional Lunch, nicknamed La Bandera (“The Flag”), which consists of rice, red beans, plantains, meat and salad. Participants from Dominican Republic are typically available to arrive May 10- 24 and depart August 10- September 10.

    Dates: February 13, 2018 - February 16, 2018
  • Jamaica


    While traveling in Jamaica, enjoy the traditional “Jerk” style meat dish that is typical of Jamaican cuisine as well as the wide range of fruit served in many entrees and desserts. Though English is the national language of this tropical region, listen as you hear many Jamaicans speak Patois, a combination of English, African, Spanish and French languages. Participants from Jamaica typically arrive May 10- June 14 and depart August 28- September 7.

    Dates: February 16, 2018 - February 19, 2018
  • Jordan


    Experience the culture of Jordan as you travel to Amman, Jordan with Greenheart Exchange. Though it is known as a historical paradise, the capital Amman is experiencing a changeover from a sleepy village to a bustling metropolis. The city is also known to have biblical significance as it is believed that Moses is buried on Mount Nebo, about 30 miles out. While in Amman, try out Jordan’s specialty cuisine, mansaf, which is a delicious lamb and rice meal, typically eaten with one’s hands. Participants from Jordan generally arrive June 1- 28 and depart on September 1- October 1.

    Dates: February 22, 2018 - February 26, 2018
  • Bulgaria


    Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria for a Greenheart Exchange International Job Fair. This 7,000 year old city is the second oldest city in Europe. Explore the more than 600 natural mineral springs or take advantage of Bulgarian forests that cover nearly one third of the land. Learn more about traditional culture as you observe Bulgarians expressing approval by shaking their heads instead of nodding. Participants from Bulgaria typically arrive May 2- June 21 and depart September 1- 30.

    Dates: February 25, 2018 - February 28, 2018
  • Poland


    Often referred to as the Phoenix City, Poland’s capital, Warsaw, was once completely destroyed due to World War II. While in Poland, travel around the city and visit one of the world’s first public libraries which opened its doors in 1747. While trying some Polish cuisine, prepare to sit down around 2:00 PM for a 3 course meal, as this is when the main meal of the day is served. Learn more about a breakfast favorite, the bagel, which is believed to have been invented in Poland during the 16th century. Participants from Poland typically arrive May 25- July 1 and depart September 4- 25.

    Dates: March 7, 2018 - March 10, 2018
  • Ghana


    Explore the beating heart of Accra, Ghana on Greenheart Exchange’s International Job Fair. With its festive backdrop of modern buildings and lively markets, Accra will delight your senses. Well-seasoned stews, sweet fried plantains, and the official language of English make for the perfect combination of familiar and exotic. Participants from Ghana typically arrive May 25- June 8 and depart September 4-5.

    Dates: March 12, 2018 - March 15, 2018
  • Romania


    Pack your bags and travel to Bucharest, Romania! Spend some time exploring Bucharest, the country’s capital and the site of the massive parliament building. While learning about this new culture, enjoy some spiced-meat cabbage rolls and listen as the romance language, Romanian, is spoken around you. Participants from Romania typically arrive June 15- July 7 and depart September 15- 30.

    Dates: March 17, 2018 - March 21, 2018
  • Work and Travel Program

    Travel to Greenheart Exchange's headquarters in Chicago, and conduct your seasonal hiring in an efficient manner.
      • December 12-13, 2018
      • January 16-17, 2019
      • January 30-31, 2019
      • February 20-21, 2019
      • March 6-7, 2019
      • Complete your summer hiring in just 2 days.
      • Conduct virtual interviews of pre-screened participants.
      • Receive training on the J-1 program and Greenheart Exchange Online (GEO).
      • Enjoy an excursion in Chicago.
      • Get to know Greenheart Exchange staff and culture.
      This trip is all-inclusive for hiring 15 positions. Please contact your Greenheart Exchange contact if you hire less than 15 or for an alternate travel arrangement. Employer sign up deadline is 1 month prior to each Greenheart World’s Fair.