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17 march 2020

Updates on "Work and Travel" Program


In relation to the US government’s preventive measures against the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to inform you, that the only change in the “Work and Travel” Program is its start date. Our partner organizations in USA are doing everything necessary to ensure your easy and undisturbed departure. We have their assurance that everyone, wishing to participate in the WAT Program, can do so after May 11th, 2020.

All candidates, who have planned an earlier travel, can start their program after that date. The three sponsor organizations are currently developing a process implementation plan to secure the smooth participation for all WAT approved students.

Regarding the temporary cancellation of routine visa interviews, we were assured by the US Embassy in Bulgaria that all paid fees could be used within 1 year from the date of payment, and the applicants with an already scheduled appointment would be interviewed with priority. If your documents have already been submitted to the Consulate, they will be returned to you shortly. In addition, foreign nationals may be interviewed in their home country as well, however the fee paid in Bulgaria is valid only here. We are going to contact you once the Embassy resumes routine visa services.

It is important to mention that according to the state of emergency in Bulgaria and the orders issued by the Ministry of Health, Integral’s team is going to work remotely from March 16th till March 29th. If you want to contact your consultant, you can to do so by phone or e-mail every weekday from 09:00 to 18:00.

Integral is committed to providing you with timely updates on all relevant news related to your summer Work and Travel Program in the USA.


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