IENA’s Summer Work Travel (SWT) program places over 3,000 exchange visitors from 20+ countries into US jobs throughout the year. We are a go-to resource for employers looking for exchange visitors seeking to fulfil the work component of their cultural exchange program.
Most SWT exchange visitors are placed with employers in beach and resort towns, ski resorts, and other vacation and tourist destinations.
The Alliance for International Exchange conducted a 2017 study about the SWT program. In their survey of 460 employers who had hired exchange visitors, they found that:
- 90% of employers were either satisfied or very satisfied with the SWT exchange visitor program
- 90% said they would be likely or very likely to recommend the program
- 98% said that SWT exchange visitors brought fresh ideas and innovative solutions to the workplace
Cultural exchange is an important characteristic of the program to participating employers. 96% of employers believe that the infusion of international exchange visitors into their workforce creates a better work climate for their local employees as well as a better service experience for their customers.
To learn more about how you can partner with IENA to utilize exchange visitors for your staffing requirements, visit http://www.iena.org/swt-employers/