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3 Ways to Work and Travel Around the USA

A few options for those who want to live a #vanlife

Have you ever considered packing your bags and going to work and travel America? Whether you are a college grad or a mid-late 20s professional, there are always plenty of options to choose from in the U.S.

Working and traveling at the same time sounds like an amazing idea. The best thing about it is that a variety of work travel programs in the US offer amazing opportunities that will allow you to earn money and travel around the country at the same time.

3 of the Best Ways to Work and Travel America

It doesn’t really matter if you just finished high school or you are a digital nomad looking for work, there is something for everyone in the United States.

Here are a few of best ways to work and travel America to get you started…

1. USA Work and Travel Programs

Work and travel programs in the USA are popular among young people from other continents. It gives them an opportunity to work and travel America for several months and in some cases even for a year.

The best thing about work and travel programs in the US is that practically anyone who is a student or a recent graduate can apply. Check out some of the most popular work and travel websites including and

There are dozens of work and travel programs for the US and all you need to do is find the most suitable one for you.

Summer Work and Travel USA allows eligible students to spend their summer working and traveling in the United States. You can work up to three months and travel up to a maximum of one month. It’s a perfect opportunity to see the world and get to know the American culture.

Work and Travel 12 Months is definitely one of the best work travel programs for the US. It offers a lot of flexibility, as you can change jobs and cities during one year of your USA travels. The job that you choose doesn’t need to be related to your studies.

How to Apply

  • Download the application form and complete it
  • Send a copy of your passport together the completed application to
  • A deposit of $250 is needed
  • As soon as your application is approved, you will receive a DS-2019 form for your Visa interview
  • Go to your interview at the nearest USA consulate and get your J-1 visa
  • Purchase your flight ticket and go on an adventure of a lifetime!

2. Internship USA

Recent graduates and full-time students outside the United States who wish to work and travel around America can apply to the Internship USA. You will have a chance to work up to 12 months in the U.S., but keep in mind that the job must be related to your studies.

The internship you choose can be paid or unpaid.

Benefits of Internship USA

  • You can spend up to 30 days traveling all across the United States as a tourist after you complete your work visa
  • You can choose to work anywhere in the United States

3. Remote Jobs

So, you are not a student anymore and it has been like 5 years since you finished college? You are sick of your 9–5 office job and want to travel and work abroad? If you fit into this category, remote jobs may just be what you need.

Where to Find Remote Jobs?

Places on the web like give you the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. This means that you can start your work travel adventure in no time.

The good news is that there is a wide range of jobs to choose from online, so it’s quite easy to find a job that matches your skills. You can start ASAP to work and travel America as a digital nomad and start living the life you’ve always dreamed about.

Can I Work and Travel America as a Freelancer?

Of course, you can. The great thing about being a freelancer is that you can choose when to work — and when to travel. You can also move around a lot since you are not stuck in one place.

Where to Find Freelance Jobs?

You can work and travel America as a freelancer finding jobs on sites like -UpWork, Freelancer, 99Designs, People Per Hour, Toptal, Craigslist, etc…

USA Work and Travel Visa

The hardest part for people who are thinking about working and traveling around the United States is getting a visa. Luckily, there are many opportunities and programs for obtaining a valid visa for USA.

Call To Action

If you want to learn how to become a digital nomad and escape the rat race, check out my free guide called: “Digital Nomad Guide to Working Anywhere in the World (2017 Edition)”.

Click here to get the guide right now!

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