FAQ

What does JIPA stand for?

Jobseekers International Placement Agency

What is the cost for registration?

Registration fee is $2,500JMD

What is the age requirement for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program?

You must be between 18 – 28 years old.

Do I have to be a full-time student to apply for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program?

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.

Do I have to be able to speak English fluently?

Yes, you must be able to speak English fluently even if it is not your native language.

How long does the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program last?

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.

What does the program fee cover for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program?

  • Guaranteed position prior to embassy interview
  • Health and liability insurance for the duration of the program
  • Pre-appointment visa interview preparation
  • Assist with round trip travel and bookings
  • In country advice and assistance
  • SEVIS fee
  • DS-2019 form needed for embassy appointment

Will I still have to pay for the J-1 Visa or is it already included in the program fee?

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).

Where is the office located in Kingston?

We are located at 3 Cargill Avenue, Shop #9, Kingston 10, Jamaica.