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The ultimate summer job

Summer camps

The saviour of summer jobs since 1959, get the ultimate summer job abroad with the camp experts. Earn $$, make a difference and explore America.

Early birds! Book Camp USA '24 before 30 Sep and save €50

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Here's the pitch

Why summer camp?

There are two lots of people in the work abroad world. The people who’ve been to camp, and the people who need to sign up immediately for camp. Ask anyone who’s been (AKA, all our Camp USA team) and they’ll tell you it’s their happy place. Like one big happy family – where you make lifelong friends and return year after year to spend the summer working and travelling together. (Yep, sounds a lot like our family gatherings... *lies through teeth and curled up egg sandwiches*).

Earn money

With one of the highest first-time summer camp salaries (minimum USD $2,000) and meals and accommodation included at camp, a summer working as a Camp Counsellor or Activity Specialist will fund your summer living in America.

Make a difference

People often leave camp wondering who helped who. As an older sibling, role model and impromptu talent show costume maker – you'll directly impact the lives of your campers. While also getting a CV crash course in leadership skills.

Explore America

Camp is a great way to travel and see more of the world – without having to take a year out or use up a working holiday visa. You’ll get 30 days at the end of your America visa to let your beach hair down and travel around the States.

All Summer camps Programs

An all-American tradition, each summer children and teenagers from all over the USA attend camps for 1-8 weeks between Jun-Aug. A place for them to learn new activities, grow their skills and experience living away from home in the great outdoors – camps in America are seen as integral to a young person’s social development. Each year, Camp Directors hire 18-30 year olds from all over the world to work as Camp Counsellors, Activity Specialists and Disability Counsellors.
Camp is the opportunity for international students and travellers to experience living and working overseas in a supported environment – with training, meals and accommodation included. Working as a Camp Counsellor or Activity Specialist, you’ll help to shape the lives of your campers – while also developing your own communication and problem-solving skills. Great for your CV, bank account and social life – you’ll earn a camp salary and make life-long friends from all over the world.

Upcoming Events

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Free virtual info event - Mon 2 Oct '23 @ 17:30

J1 USA with USIT - Get ready for summer '24

Your J1 ride or die, we’ve hollered around this rodeo a few times. For 65+ years in fact, so it’s fair to say we have this whole job thing covered. Log on to our virtual information session to learn more about USIT's famous J1 program and how you can start preparing now.

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Free virtual info event - Thu 5 Oct '23 @ 17:30

Grad USA with USIT - Everything you need to know

Final year student or recent grad? You only have 12 months after finishing your degree to enter the USA on our 1-year Grad USA visa. In this free info session, we'll go through everything you need to know about who can go, how to apply and what positions you can do.

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Free virtual info event - Mon 9 Oct '23 @ 17:30

Camp USA - Everything you need to know

Spend your summer living, earning and having the time of your life as an Activity Specialist or Camp Counsellor in the USA. Job placement and new BFFs included. Join our travel talk for the need to know on visas and how USIT helps you land a job before you go.

Work Australia - Virtual Event with USIT

Free virtual info event - Tue 17 Oct '23 @ 17:30

Work & travel Australia with USIT and Tourism Australia!

Thinking about taking the plunge and making the move to Australia this year? We've partnered up with Tourism Australia - so don't miss our next free virtual info event where we will be talking all things Australia and giving you the low-down on everything you need to know!


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