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Old 03-29-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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And if you're looking for a sex change operation, look no further!
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Too funny I was taking Sex Ed in college 20 years ago in CA and that was referenced.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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My sister went to Trinidad Junior College for a year and found Trinidad to be very safe, but very boring. She said it was a small town and there wasn't much to do for people her age (she was 19 then). She said that people would go to the Wal-mart to hang out because there wasn't much else to do. You may find competition for jobs with the college there too. It's not a big college, by any means, but then, Trinidad isn't a very large town, so it's all relative.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Yes, it seems that I have probably mixed cities. My bad
Well, we don't know what kind of restaurant it is, but I assume it's something like McDonald's, KFC... We will get the right address and all the details when we sign the job offer. (and that would probably be on Monday) So,right know I'm trying to get all information I can get. I don't have a problem with being bored in the city, or with natures beauty.
We will be staying in a hotel,and the room will cost for a month $400 per person. Maybe, when we come there,we will be looking for some cheaper place to live. Is that possible? is the price overrated?
What is my biggest concern, will we be able to get a second job? We definitely want a second job, so is there many demands for it? We really want to work for three months as much as we can...
Can you tell me little bit more about your experience with that employer and how where students managed, and were they satisfied with the city, pay? Maybe it's the same employer
No it's not the same employer, I worked in a ski town.

I'd recommend if you want a good time to look at work in the ski resorts like Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen and other towns that get summer tourists like Glenwood Springs. All the major ski towns have summer seasons with different summer activities and many of these employers are used to using J-1's.

You might want to check out Vail Resorts to start with.

Trinidad is an isolated, boring town that doesn't get much in the way of tourism.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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We can't choose where to go, because we are going through agency. And this is the job offer that we are offered.
And does anyone know if the accommodation can be cheaper than $400 for month per person?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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We can't choose where to go, because we are going through agency. And this is the job offer that we are offered.
Sorry, but that doesn't sound right at all, maybe it's legit, but idea behind a J-1 is to let you work and go where you want in the USA, not to be slave labor forced into a job they know nothing about. It could be a scam or put you in a situation you don't want to be in.

I would recommend dealing with a known legit organization like BUNAC.

What country are you from? If you are from certain countries you do need to arrange a job before arrival, the 37 countries on the Visa waiver list do not.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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It is legit. There is 2 types of contract. The first one is independent, and the second one is placement.
In independent contract students are obliged themselves to find jobs, and housing. In placement contract agency is committed to find a job and accommodation. I'm on placement. I applied to 9 fixed place, but so far the only positive reply I received is from Trinidad.
And that's what I meant by not being allowed to choose where to go. We applied for 9 states, and this is our first positive answer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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It is legit. There is 2 types of contract. The first one is independent, and the second one is placement.
In independent contract students are obliged themselves to find jobs, and housing. In placement contract agency is committed to find a job and accommodation. I'm on placement. I applied to 9 fixed place, but so far the only positive reply I received is from Trinidad.
And that's what I meant by not being allowed to choose where to go. We applied for jobs in 9 states, and this is our first positive answer.
We have to have a signed job offer, in order to get J-1 Visa.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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Just curious. What organization are you going through?

Designated Sponsor List | Participants | J-1 Visa
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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This is the agency - Work And Travel USA - VIKINGTRAVEL.HR : Work and Travel USA, ?????????? ??????? ? ???, ?????? ? ???, Tax Refund USA
They're working with Aspire World Wide, and Spirit Cultural Exchange.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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Hmmm. If you haven't paid anything you might want to consider switching to working with one of the official designated sponsors directly. I bet you save some money.

Edit: I just saw that Spirit Cultural Exchange is on the designated list so changed my msg above accordingly.

2nd Edit: It is very cool that your doing this.
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