Summer Hiring Season

Learn about our variety of free hiring events to fulfill your J-1 hiring needs during the summer season.

Summer Work Travel particpants visiting the White House

Summer J-1 Work and Travel participants are usually available to work from May through October. CCI Greenheart offers host organizations a variety of free hiring events designed to fulfill their summer seasonal hiring needs.

Below is a general overview of the timeline host organizations 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.

Step Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Hiring: Job Fair (travel internationally)
Hiring: Greenheart World's Fair (travel to Chicago)
Hiring: Online Hiring Center (no travel)
Hiring: CCI Greenheart to hire (no travel)
Participants apply for the visa at the U.S. Embassy
Employer sends a welcome email to participants
Participants arrive
Participants leave
  • Ukraine


    Join us as we travel to Ukraine. Sample some Polish sausage and Turkish dumplings and get a taste for your future Ukrainian participants’ culture. As you travel to Kiev, one of Europe’s oldest cities, take some time to visit the capital’s wealth of museums or stroll through their botanical gardens. Ukrainian participants are typically available to arrive in the United States from May 20, 2017, departing on August 31, 2017.

    Dates: November 18, 2016 - November 21, 2016
  • China


    Travel to Nanchang and Guangzhou, China, this December to meet face to face with future Summer Work and Travel participants. Sit back with some herbal tea and listen as Cantonese is spoken around you. While spending some time in the third largest city in China, cruise the Pearl River or visit the festival-like atmosphere of Baietan, to get a better feel for Chinese participants’ culture. Chinese participants are available later in the summer season, typically arriving between June 1, 2017 and departing on September 15th, 2017.

    Dates: December 9, 2016 - December 15, 2016
  • Thailand


    Visit “the City of Angels” as you travel to Bangkok, Thailand, for an 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 and Travel participants, who typically arrive May 20-25, 2017 and depart August, 20, 2017.

    Dates: January 12, 2017 - January 15, 2017
  • Moldova


    Complete your Summer Work Travel program hiring while spending some time in Chisinau, Moldova. Historically known as Kishinev, Chisinau, is the capital and the largest city of the Republic, dating back to 1420. Considered one of the greenest cities in Europe, spend some time exploring the vast number of parks or relax with a glass of wine from the cities’ wide selection. Participants from Moldova typically arrive May 23, 2017 and return to their home country on September 13, 2017.

    Dates: January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2017
  • 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 between May 5-13, 2017 and depart between August 20-31, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017
  • Jamaica


    While traveling in Jamaica, enjoy the traditional “Jerk” style meat dishes 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 between May 20 – June 15, 2017 and depart on September 7, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017
  • Colombia


    Since the name “Columbia” was derived from the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, make sure to explore the world’s second most biodiverse country. Learn about the national sport, Tejo, a team sport focused on launching projectiles at a target or surround yourself with some of the more than 1,754 bird species that inhabit the country. Participants from Columbia typically arrive between May 1, 2017 – June 6, 2017 and depart on August 30, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017
  • Bulgaria


    Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria for a CCI Greenheart 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 between May 20 – June 5, 2017 and depart September 20, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017
  • Turkey


    Known as Turkey’s happiest city, Eskisehir is rumored to be over 5,000 years old. Just outside the city, you can find typical ottoman homes and ancient mosques. Also, make sure to try some traditional Kebabs and Keftes, and finish with some rich sweets known as Turkish delight. Participants from Turkey typically arrive between June 10-22, 2017 and depart on October 1, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017
  • Slovakia


    Travel to the center of Europe as CCI Greenheart hosts an International Job Fair in Bratislava, Slovakia. Enjoy the world’s tallest castles and Chateaux per capital as you become familiar with Slovakian culture. While traveling, make sure to taste the land’s most popular food, bryndzové Halušky, which is gnocchi with a sheep cheese twist. Participants from Slovakia typically arrive between June 10-24, 2017 and depart on September 15, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017
  • Jordan


    Experience the culture of Jordan as you travel to Amman Jordan with CCI Greenheart. 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 10-17, 2017 and depart September 30, 2017.

    Dates: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017
  • 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 between June 5-15, 2017 and depart September 25, 2017.

    Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017
  • Romania


    Travel to Bucharest, Romania this March, to complete your summer hiring. Once your hiring is complete make sure to experience what Europe’s richest country in gold resources has to offer. Easily get around the city via their mass transit network which is one of the largest in Europe. Also, try out some customary Romanian food, which is a unique blend of dishes influenced by Ottoman cuisine, with traditions taken from German, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Participants from Romania typically arrive June 15, 2017 and depart September 30, 2017.

    Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017
  • China


    Changchun, similar to Detroit, is known as China’s “motor city,” known for its auto manufacturing focus. While in the city, take some time to visit Bānruò, one of the largest Buddhist temples in northern China. Travel to the more than 200 acres of parkland in the south of Changchun, which also offers an international sculpture park. Don’t leave without trying one of Changchun’s famous lamb skewers paired with a local Chinese beer. Participants from China typically arrive June 1, 2017 and depart September 15, 2017.

    Dates: March 3, 2017 - March 9, 2017
  • Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

    According to Forbes magazine, Prague boasts one of the best zoos in the world. The city is also known for the well regarded Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock, and the Prague Castle. With the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, enjoy a world famous Czech pilsner after enjoying a traditional Czech meat dish. Participants from Czech Republic typically arrive on June 17, 2017 and depart September, 15, 2017.

    Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017
  • Work and Travel Program

    Travel to Chicago, CCI Greenheart's headquarters, to conduct your seasonal hiring in an efficient manner. DATES:
    • August 17–18, 2016 - winter hiring
    • December 13–14, 2016 - spring and summer hiring
    • February 15–16, 2017- summer hiring
    • March 15–16, 2017- summer hiring
    • Complete your summer hiring in just 2 days.
    • Conduct virtual interviews of pre-screened participants.
    • Receive training on the J-1 program and CCI Online.
    • Enjoy an excursion in Chicago.
    • Get to know CCI Greenheart staff and culture.
    This trip is all-inclusive for hiring 15 positions. Please contact your CCI Greenheart 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.