Legislation & Congressional Letters of support





study indicates positive impact of SWT

A study from the research firm Eureka Facts shows that the J-1  Summer Work Travel (SWT) program delivers significant diplomatic and economic benefits to the U.S.

  • SWT participants leave the program with more positive views of the United States.
  • The program keeps local, seasonal economies strong, meeting the unique needs of small, seasonal businesses.
  • Participants in the SWT program contributed $509 million to the U.S. economy in 2016 (for state-by-state analysis, click here).

ohio businesses say J-1 Summer Work Travel Program Has Economic and Social Benefits

A survey done by the Ohio Travel Association indicates that the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program is well regarded by Ohio businesses, and vital to the state's seasonal economy.

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