Winter Hiring Season

Winter J-1 Work and Travel participants are usually available to work from late November to early April.

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In order to meet your seasonal hiring needs, winter J-1 Work and Travel participants are typically available from late November to early April. You are welcome to attend our free Greenheart Exchange hiring events to fulfill your winter season positions.

Below is a general overview of the timelines you can expect when hiring for the winter season. Following the timeline is a list of our international job fairs and virtual jobs fairs for your winter hiring season.

  • Mar del Plata, Argentina

    Mar del Plata, Argentina

    Spend some time exploring Argentina on our international Job Fair! Argentinian culture is shaped by Italian, Spanish, and African influences which makes for a vibrant experience for all who visit. Learn more about the country’s culture by partaking in their famous dance, the Tango, or well-known sport, fútbol. Argentinian participants typically arrive between December 10, 2018 and December 15, 2018 and depart between March 15, 2019 and April 1, 2019.

    Dates: August 7, 2018 - August 10, 2018
  • Asunción, Paraguay

    Asunción, Paraguay

    Visit the “Mother of Cities” with Greenheart! Asuncion, which is both the capital and the largest city in Paraguay, has a population just over 500,000 people. Tackle this compact city by foot and observe the locals as they speak their native tongue, Guarani. Participants from Paraguay typically arrive between December 8, 2018 and December 26, 2018 and depart on March 15, 2019.

    Dates: August 10, 2018 - August 13, 2018
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Travel to Rio de Janeiro and meet with future Summer Work Travel participants from “the Marvelous City”. Rio offers a variety of ways to enjoy your time, including relaxing on the well-known beaches and indulging in the national dish, Feijoada. Get a closer look at the popular statue, Christ the Redeemer, which towers over the city at 2,330 ft. elevation with outstretched arms. Brazilian participants typically arrive between December 10 and December 20, 2018 and depart on March 5, 2019.

    Dates: August 24, 2018 - August 27, 2018
  • Lima, Peru

    Lima, Peru

    Explore the bustling city of Lima while traveling with Greenheart! Simply walking through the streets and breathing in the historical city is the best way to observe life in Lima. The city is a melting pot of culture which is highlighted through their unique cuisine of Spanish, Andean, and Asian influences. Participants from Peru typically arrive on December 1, 2018 and depart on March 31, 2019.

    Dates: August 27, 2018 - August 30, 2018
  • Work and Travel Program

    Travel to Greenheart's headquarters in Chicago and conduct your seasonal hiring through virtual interviews in just two days.
    Winter Hiring Dates: August 15 – 16, 2018
    Greenheart World’s Fair Highlights:
    • Complete your winter seasonal hiring in just two days
    • Enjoy a cultural excursion in Chicago
    • Conduct virtual interviews of pre-screened participants
    • Receive training on the J-1 Summer Work Travel program and Greenheart’s online system
    • Get to know Greenheart staff and culture
    This trip is all-inclusive for hiring 15 positions. Please contact your Greenheart contact if you hire less than 15 or for an alternate travel arrangement. Employer sign up deadline: 1 month prior to the event.