Over 6,000 young people from Romania go overseas every summer through the Work&Travel programs, and the fact that they are hardworking and serious has made them the favorites of American employers. In addition, Romanians know English very well, and this places the country in second place in the world, after Jamaica, in terms of the number of those admitted to this program.

Every year, thousands of Romanian students live the American dream through the Work and Travel program. Romania ranks second in the world in terms of the number of students working in America. Iulia is among the young people who want new experiences. Last summer he combined the useful with the pleasant.

We were a gang of four friends. In general, the work in the Work&Travel program is a bit more unskilled, which means that there is not too much mental stress,” said the young woman.

For this summer, US Embassy representatives expect to receive over 8,000 applications. Chances are that over 95% will be accepted.

Caitlin Hartford, an officer at the diplomatic mission is on a tour of duty across the country to recruit students. The secret of success is that our young people are very good English speakers and extremely hardworking.

“US employers like to work with Romanian students, because they know that there is a much higher chance that they will get their visas, work hard, follow the rules”, explained the consul of the US Embassy in Romania, Caitlin Hartford.

The average hourly wage is $10. And most of the time, students even have two jobs.

Well, you work, but you also see new places and make a lot of friends.” said a young man.

“It disciplines you, you learn to work in a team, you learn to respect a schedule, you understand what it means to work with many people, with clients,” another student added.

In the 16 years since Work and Travel was implemented here, more than 50,000 students have worked in the United States every summer. Young people who want to apply must be full-time students at an accredited state or private college, be between 18 and 29 years old and speak English. There are several stages, including an interview with the potential employer and the visa interview at the US Embassy.

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