JIPA stands for Jobseekers International Placement Agency.
Registration fee is $2,500 JMD (non-refundable).
Orientation fee is $4,500 JMD (non-refundable).
You must be between 18 – 28 years old.
Yes, you must be a full-time student registered at a Tertiary Institution in order to qualify for our J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program.
Yes, you must be able to speak English fluently even if it is not your native language.
The Program dates entered on the DS-2019 form sets the particular program duration, but no program can exceed four months. Participants may not work at any other time except during the period indicated on the DS-2019 form. Program extensions are not permitted.
Yes, the cost for the J-1 Visa is not included in the program fee. The cost of the J-1 Visa is $21,120JAD (this cost is subject to change without notice).
We are located at 3 Cargill Avenue, Shop #9, Kingston 10, Jamaica.
SEVIS is an abbreviation for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, a database maintained by the U.S. government to keep track of the addresses of students and exchange visitors. You MUST register in SEVIS within 10 days of your arrival in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires registration. If you do not register in SEVIS, you may be subject to arrest or deportation.
If six weeks have passed and you have not received your card, call the Social Security Administration at 1.800.772.1213. Have your Social Security receipt ready. If you have additional questions, contact Jobseekers International Placement Agency. Important: Your Social Security number is yours alone. Do not allow others to use your number. Record your number in a safe place in case your card is lost or stolen. Protect both your card and your number to prevent misuse.
Yes. Every time you change your address, you should register your new work address and your physical housing address online or over the phone. No P.O. Box addresses should be entered.