Serbia → Northeast Harbor, ME
“I can say that participating on the Summer Work Travel program was the best decision I made in my life!
"I had a chance to meet a lot of great people from America – and also from other parts of the world. Besides having fun with my friends, I had the opportunity to learn a lot of new skills related to customer service and business management.
“This experience had a huge impact on my life because I came back from the program with more motivation and confidence, as well as a broader worldview. Spending two summers on another continent, living on my own, doing a job I never did before, cooperating with a variety of people from different cultures, and earning enough money to be able to travel all over the United States, all contributed to my personal and professional development.
“The skills I learned, and the confidence I gained during those J-1 summers equipped me to set up and run my own Escape Room business in Serbia. During the program, I learned to communicate with customers and treated them in a professional and pleasant way. I also improved my English skills, which has made me more comfortable as I welcome foreign customers into my Escape Room experience.
“I would strongly advise students from all over the world to participate in the J-1 Summer Work Travel program because it has been a very positive influence in my life. I am sure you will also make great memories in the United States and meet a lot of interesting people.”
What he's up to now:
Founder and Owner of Escape Room Serbia.