Work & Travel

The U.S. Department of State’s Summer Work and Travel program is a cultural exchange initiative that allows international university students to travel to the USA and work during their school break. Program participants gain invaluable experience working in a seasonal job in the USA for up to four months and then have the chance to travel throughout the country as a tourist for an additional 30 days after the summer season is completed.

The program offers Montenegrin university students an opportunity to challenge themselves personally and professionally, improve their English and return back to Montenegro with new friends, contacts and skills.

In order to participate in the program, students require a J-1 Visa and a USA-based sponsor. Lasta Group partners with official U.S. Department of State designated J-1 Visa sponsors to match students with summer positions and employers.

We understand the mentality of your employer, what they’re looking for in a candidate, and what their expectations are for you as an employee. We will prepare you for your job and visa interviews so that you have the best possible chance for successfully landing a summer position in the USA.


In order to quality for the program, you must meet the all following criteria:

  • Be a currently-enrolled university student between the ages of 18 and 24
  • Possess sufficient proficiency in the English language 
  • Able to show you have sufficient funds to financially support yourself in the U.S.