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Land of the free

Work and travel in the USA

Land of the free refills. And this free advice. It will never be this easy to live and work overseas in the USA again. Do it in your twenties while you can.

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Coming to America

Why work and travel in the USA?

Thanks to Netflix and nightly boxset binges, America already feels familiar to travellers. But off screen, it’s so much more. A land of endless highways and canyon-studded horizons, snow-covered peaks and surf-filled beaches, neon city skylines and mom ‘n’ pop one horse towns – America is a ‘hand-sewn on the porch swing’ patchwork quilt of unique and undiscovered places.

Need to know before you go


When to go

Most nationalities can spend an all-American summer working at camp (Jun-Sep). Aussies and Kiwis get the best of both worlds, with the option for a winter or ski job during their uni summer holidays (Nov-Feb), plus a grad-only 12-month visa. All J-1 visas build in a grace period to travel around the States after you’ve finished working.

What it pays

As a first-timer at summer camp in America, you’ll earn one of the highest salaries of any camp provider – USD $2,000, with meals and accommodation included. For ski season or casual work, you can expect to earn $15-20 an hour depending on the state, plus tips (where applicable). Many of our hospitality jobs also include subsidised staff housing.


Where to go

We work with summer camps from California to Connecticut. All are in incredible wilderness locations – with a large concentration in the Midwest and East Coast. Our ski jobs are mostly in resorts around the Rocky Mountains. As for your 30 days after camp or your winter job – the country is your oyster. You can travel anywhere. Happy as a clam.

All USA Programs

Who you gonna call?

Let’s talk working in America

Get some facetime with our amazing JENZA Support Squad. When they’re not posing for pool pics, they’re making your work aboard adventures happen with their endless enthusiasm and mad traveller skills. These include: parent whispering, visa geekery and the ability to pack a backpack in 30 seconds flat.  


Upcoming Events

Virtual travel talk | Tue 30 Apr '24 @ 19:00 (GMT)

Working holidays with JENZA - Everything you need to know

Want to go travelling or planning a gap year, but don't know where to go and what you can do? Our escape artists (otherwise known as the JENZA Support Squad) are here to give you the rundown on all our work overseas opportunities.

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Virtual travel talk | Thu 2 May '24 @ 17:30 (GMT)

Intern UK with JENZA - Everything you need to know

What do you get if you cross career goals + travel goals? Whether you're a current student looking to get ahead this summer, need academic credit as part of your degree, or you're a recent grad needing professional work experience - Intern UK is a slam dunk for your resume. Find out more, meet the JENZA team, and ask all your questions at our virtual travel talk.

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Free virtual info event - Wed 22 May '24 @ 19:00

Summer Camp USA - Everything you need to know

Spend your summer living, earning and having the time of your life as an Activity Specialist or Camp Counsellor in the USA. Job placement and new BFFs included. Join our travel talk for the need to know on visas and how JENZA helps you land a job before you go.

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