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Old 04-15-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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I'm planning to go to Usa, california the next winter.. around december to april.. i would be holding a j1 visa and sponsored by a company, they also told me that i could aplly by myself to some places that could have international students oportunities... Can somebody mention some places i could apply? im looking around LA, specially Hollywood... thx
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:48 AM
 
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It's illegal to work here with a J1 visa. You are permitted only to attend school with that visa type.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:44 AM
 
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Actually it is fully legal to work in the USA over the summer as a student on the J1 visa. You can also undertake a paid internship on a J1 or paid training related to your field of study. You need to contact an agency who can process your visa application and advise you on what exactly you are eligible for. I went with WorkPlayUSA, they were really helpful and sorted it all out for me on my placement
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