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Follow #RouteJ1 this Summer!

Jul 24, 2014

Join us for a road trip along Route J-1 to discover America’s heartland through the eyes of international exchange visitors. “Route J-1” is Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State's new blog, following diplomat Robin Lerner as she travels across the country to meet J-1 Visa participants living and working in the U.S. The summer fun has started, check it out! #RouteJ1

2014 Volunteer Scholarship Winner Announced

Jul 15, 2014

Spirit is pleased to announce our 2014 Volunteer Scholarship winner, Danielle S. of suburban Chicago. Read details of the announcement on our International Programs Sholarship page. Stay tuned later in July to follow her blog about her experiences. Congratulations, Danielle!

Reflector Lights for Spirit participants

Jul 2, 2014
In an effort to address ongoing safety concerns, Spirit purchases and sends reflector lights to participants. We have recently shipped lights to all of our summer employers across the U.S. 
 
We encourage participants to use reflector lights their while riding bicycles and walking at night. If you don't receive your reflector light, please email your Spirit Account Advisor. 
 

Volunteer Scholarship Available for Spirit Ambassadors

Apr 29, 2014

Spirit is currently offering a merit-based scholarship for one participant to take part in a 2-4 week volunteering project in Ecuador through Fundación Bolivar Education Volunteer Program. Visit our Scholarship page for more information. 

Winners of the Winter Video and Photo Contest Announced

Mar 19, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the My Winter with Spirit Video and Photo Contest! 

·         1st Place Video: Alison M., Peru 

·         2nd Place Video: Particio R., Chile

·         1st Place Photo: Emiliana O., Argentina

Spirit is Traveling to China - March 2014 Job Fair Announced

Jan 14, 2014
Spirit staff is traveling to China for a job fair for summer 2014 hires! We will be interviewing participants and hiring in Beijing on March 12 -17, 2014. Interested employers have the option to travel with Spirit or Easy Hire. 
 
Travel with Spirit - 20 Hires or more
Travel with Spirit on a job fair to hire your participants in person and experience Chinese culture firsthand. Attending employers must hire a minimum of 20 Spirit participants to qualify for the following:
Round-trip airfare
3 night hotel stay*
1 day of interviews*
City tour and group dinners
Pre-arranged airport transfers
*Note: When hiring 25 or more participants, an extra night’s hotel stay and an additional day of interviewing is included.
 
Easy Hire with Spirit - No minimum hiring requirement
Can't travel with us? We can hire on your behalf during the job fair. Our experienced staff will work with you to determine which participants are best suited to fill your available positions. Spirit will interview and hire for you based on your seasonal needs and employee requirements. 
 
For more information, contact Spirit and ask to speak to an Account Executive.

 

European Job Fair

Jan 13, 2014
Spirit staff is traveling to Europe for job fairs! We will be recruiting summer 2014 participants and hiring in the following countries:
  • Ukraine: January 29 - February 3, 2014
  • Turkey: February 2 - 8, 2014

You can Easy Hire at one or both of our upcoming job fairs:

  • Our experienced staff will work with you to determine which participants are best suited to fill your available positions.
  • Spirit will interview and hire for you based on your seasonal needs and employee requirements during the job fair.
  • There is no minimum hiring requirement for this option!
  • After the job fair, Spirit will provide you with profiles and contact information for each of your hires.
  • Contact Spirit today to receive more information about our Easy Hire process.
Participant Program Dates
Ukrainian Arrival Dates: May 15 - June 10
Ukrainian Departure Dates: Aug. 20 - 30 
 
Turkish Arrival Dates: June 15 - 30
Turkish Departure Dates: Sept. 15 - 30
 
 

Spirit is Hiring!

Nov 14, 2013

Visit our Careers page for more information on our available positions. Send resumes to Kathleen Gault at kgault@spiritexchange.com.

Spirit Participants Visit the U.S. Department of State

Sep 25, 2013

On September 20, a group of 50 J-1 Work and Travel participants visited the U.S. Department of State (DOS), including seven Spirit participants. The participants met with department officials to discuss their Summer Work Travel experience and toured the building. This is the first time DOS welcomed a group of J1 Work and Travel students in this capacity. All J-1 participants are encouraged to register for the DOS Alumni Network at alumni.state.gov in order to receive invitations to embassy-sponsored events in their home countries.

China Job Fair

Sep 12, 2013
Spirit staff is traveling to China for a job fair for summer 2014 hires! We will be recruiting participants and hiring in Shanghai on November 9th -10th. Contact Spirit today for more information on hiring options that meet your needs!
 
You can Easy Hire at one of our upcoming job fairs: 
Contact Spirit today to receive more information about our Easy Hire process. Our experienced staff will work with you to determine which participants are best suited to fill your available positions. Spirit will interview and hire for you based on your seasonal needs and employee requirements. There is no minimum hiring requirement for this option!
 
You can attend one of our job fairs:
Travel with Spirit on a job fair to hire your participants in person and experience Chinese culture firsthand. Attending employers must hire a minimum of 20 Spirit participants to qualify for the following:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • 3 night hotel stay*
  • 1 day of interviews*
  • City tour and group dinners
  • Pre-arranged airport transfers

*Note: When hiring 25 or more participants, an extra night’s hotel stay and an additional day of interviewing is included.

Sign up deadline to attend Spirit's China Job Fair is Friday, September 27th. 

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