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About Work And Travel Program

The J-1 Internship/Trainee program in the United States is designed to allow university students, recent graduates, or young professionals to come to the United States to participate in a structured and guided work-based learning program to foster professional development in the intern’s or trainee’s specific academic or occupational field. Upon completion of the program, J-1 intern or Trainee MUST return back to home country to share the obtained experience.

The  J-1 Internship/Trainee program promotes mutual cultural understanding and encourages personal and professional development by creating and supporting opportunities for international candidates to intern or train with U.S. businesses.

Registration for the Internship/Training program with Global Friends is OPEN!


About Global Friends

  • Established in 2008

  • More than 3000 successful exchange programs

  • 250+ visa-approved students for Summer 2023

  • International and locally licensed and listed by the US embassy

  • Biggest selection of jobs and direct partnerships with well-established Visa Sponsors such as Cultural Homestay International , CICD, CIEE, WWCEUSA , and United Work and Travel.

Learn more at our Youtube channel

 Advantages For Our Students

  • Premium Medical Insurance

  • U.S. VISA interview preparation

  • Access to the largest Work&Travel alumni community in Ecuador

  • Orientation by J1 Visa Sponsor – Watch the 2023 Sponsor Orientation below​

  • Marketing materials (subject to availability: Cool T-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, US embassy documents folder)

  • American SIM-card via MINT/CampUSSims.

Watch our Internship/Training department video to learn more.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Possess advanced English; and

  • Be a last-year university student or has a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution (for internship program); or

  • University degree and at least one year of prior related work experience in his or her occupational field outside the United States (for Trainees); or

  • If you don’t have a degree, you may still be eligible if you have 5 years of work experience outside the United States in the occupational field where you seek your internship.

Watch this video from our sponsor partner CHI to learn more about the Program.

How To Apply?

  • Apply at or click here

  • Wait for an email (you will get an email response within 48 hours)

How To Connect?

Our managers at Quito Office.

Monday - Friday (10am–5pm)

Only By Appointment! 

Program Price For Internship & Trainee Programs 2024

  • 12-month - $3,550

  • 18-month - $4,240

Download the 2024 Price List below.

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