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Become part of the Taney County workforce.

Become part of the Taney County workforce

The best way to discover the Taney County lifestyle and make a decision to relocate is to see for yourself. So many who decide to relocate to the area first enjoyed Branson while on vacation and now enjoy an incomparable quality of life in one of the most remarkable places on earth.

BridgeUSA J-1 Visa Programs

The BridgeUSA J-1 Visa Programs encompass three key categories: the Summer Work Travel Program, Trainee Program, and Internship Program. These programs are designed to facilitate cultural exchange and professional development for international participants visiting the United States. Here’s a brief summary/description of each of these programs:

  1. Summer Work Travel Program:
    • Objective: The Summer Work Travel Program is primarily a cultural exchange initiative that allows foreign university students to spend their summer break in the United States. Participants can work temporary, seasonal jobs while experiencing American culture and lifestyle.
    • Duration: Typically lasts for up to four months during the participant’s summer break.
    • Eligibility: University students from various countries are eligible to participate.
    • Benefits: Participants gain work experience, improve language skills, and engage in cross-cultural exchange.
  2. Trainee Program:
    • Objective: The Trainee Program is designed for individuals with more advanced skills or degrees who wish to receive hands-on training in their respective fields in the United States. This program is focused on career development and enhancing professional expertise.
    • Duration: The program can last up to 18 months, depending on the field.
    • Eligibility: Participants must have relevant qualifications or work experience related to the training program they wish to pursue.
    • Benefits: Trainees gain valuable experience and expertise in their chosen fields, and they contribute to the host organization’s workforce.
  3. Internship Program:
    • Objective: The Internship Program is aimed at university students and recent graduates looking for professional development and work experience in the United States. It focuses on offering practical training in a specific field of study.
    • Duration: Internships can last for up to 12 months.
    • Eligibility: Participants must be currently enrolled in a degree program or have graduated within the last 12 months.
    • Benefits: Interns gain industry-specific experience, improve their skills, and gain insight into American work culture and practices.

Check this link for the updated list of visa sponsors who have recently placed exchange visitors in the Branson area.

Should you have any questions regarding the BridgeUSA J-1 Visa programs or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to Jonas Tavares (“JT”), the Branson BridgeUSA Community Support Group Leader, at jtavares@taneycountypartnership.com or at +(417) 243-2146.