In the summer work travel program, post-secondary students may enter the United States to work and travel during their summer vacation. Participants can be admitted to the program more than once. The maximum length of the program is three months.
For Kyrgyz Republic, the dates for the program are June 1 – August 31.
Students are allowed to work during this three-month period.
Who qualifies for the SWT program?
A full-time student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution in his or her home country who possesses sufficient proficiency in the English language to participate in the program successfully.
Vocational students pursuing full-time course of study at a tertiary level accredited educational institution are not eligible for participation.
Part-time students and students enrolled in”заочное отделение” do not qualify for the program.
Documents required for submission prior to the interview (Agency coordinators only)
- Visa Application Confirmation page from the completed application Form DS-160
- One colored photo on white background (size 5cm x 5cm)
- Confirmation from university about current student status (Spravka)
- Copy of passport
- Original Form DS-2019
- Proof of SEVIS fee payment
- Job Offer
Documents to bring to the interview (students)
- Passport (original)
- Original Transcript (Зачетная книжка)
- $160 Consular fee (full amount in one currency Kyrgyz soms or US dollars)
Coordinators can pick up passports with visas according to the approved schedule
Know your rights
All students should read and understand the rights they have while in the United States. If after reading Wilberforce Act you have any questions regarding your rights, please ask them during your interview at the Embassy and consular officers will be happy to address them.
For more information on your rights, please read Rights, Protections and Resources Pamphlet
List of vetted agencies
Below is the list of local agencies vetted by the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek. ONLY agencies located at the addresses listed below will be allowed to bring students interested in the Summer Work and Travel (SWT) program to the U.S Embassy in Bishkek for interviews. No other offices or locations of these agencies are vetted.
If you are interested in the 2022 SWT program, please contact one of the local agencies listed below. If you are a student and your local agency does not appear on the list below, you will not be able to have an interview at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek.
The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek does not have any preferences; the list is given in alphabetical order: