about btc

 

Our aim is to help young international individuals to gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in today's interdependent and culturally diverse world and offer them a wide variety of international educational and work programs.

College years are your last chance to take advantage of what the world offers before you need to engage yourself in your career. This is why we aim to bring all that closer to you and make you aware of all that is out in the world just for you!!
In 1997 BTC started offering the Work and Travel USA Program which gives university students the unique opportunity to combine paid work with traveling in the US. Thanks to our success the Work and Travel USA Program has become our core product and we have managed to open up offices in Poland's major cities, this allows us to be closer to youth - our main client. We interview, recruit and orient participants from Poland's finest schools and universities.

With time we have expanded our services and now also provide work, training and study opportunities in other parts of the world (Europe, Canada, Australia etc.)
Up to this moment we have offered our services to over 18 000 students and young people. 

We are one of the leading companies on the Polish market and we have a great reputation among our clientele and our partners.

 

We offer following programs and services:
Work and Travel USA
Internship USA
Professional Career Training USA

High School
Study and Work Canada

Study and Work Australia

Tax Back Services

 

work and travel usa

To provide a quality product, from the beginning of our Work and Travel USA experience, we have been working ONLY with the best sponsor organizations: CIEE (www.ciee.org), INTRAX (www.intraxinc.com) and CCI.

These sponsors are legitimate entities which have been designated by the U.S. State Department to administer the J-1 visa Work and Travel Program. The program sponsors, help oversees students to prepare for this experience, obtain all necessary work documents (especially DS 2019 form), and provide supervision and emergency backup service throughout the program - they are "with you on the program".
The Work and Travel USA Program is a unique and exciting way for international students to experience the American way of life, while earning money to cover living expenses. Students from various countries have the opportunity to work in the US during their summer vacation. Work is primarily offered in the tourism industry, but is not limited to it so offers quiet a variety.

The Program allows eligible students to work in the USA for a maximum of 4 months (between May 25 and September 25) and to travel at the end of their working period for up to a maximum of 25-30 days, BUT must return to Poland for the start of the academic year. All Work and Travel USA participants must note that they can only work and travel within the program dates.

In relation to program regulations participants are allowed to work legally in the U.S. on the basis of the following documents:

Job Offer Form – contract signed between Work and Travel participant and American employer and starting this year the sponsor organization. Employment dates MUST be compatible with program regulations.

DS 2019 form – document that permits participants to work legally in the U.S. Work and Travel USA participants may only work between the dates shown in box 3 on the DS 2019. This document will be provided along with a J-1 visa. Working outside of dates printed in DS 2019 form is ILLEGAL.

J-1 visa – visa that enables Work and Travel participants to work and travel in the U.S. in relation to program regulations and DS 2019 conditions.

Social Security Number – number used by the government to track tax payments. This is a crucial form of identification. You are not allowed to work legally without this number, therefore upon arrival it is mandatory to find the closest Social Security Office in your city and start the procedure.

As a Participant of the Work and Travel Program you are also obligated to register with SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) within 5 days of your arrival. This system has been set up by the government in an effort to keep track of all J-1 participants.
Important links related to the above information: www.ciee.org, www.intraxinc.comwww.ssa.gov, www.mysevis.com

 

program options

A - Independent Job Offer gives you an opportunity to arrange employment agreement from your own sources. The only thing your future employer will need to do before your arrival is to fill out the Job Offer Form available on our website or at BTC offices. While on the Program the sponsor organization will monitor your whereabouts and any employment change must be first consulted with them.
This option is designed for those who:

would like to find employment at the specific time and in an individually chosen location,

are able to arrange employer from through own existing sources.

 

There are early deadlines for submitting proper paperwork in this option.

 

B – CIEE/INTRAX/CCI Road Show / CIEE Recruit / CIEE/INTRAX/CCI Virtual Interviews/ BTC Job Offersee job descriptions - a full service Program with a work placement

CIEE/INTRAX/CCI Road Show, Virtual Interviews and Recruit
Our sponsors organize events called Road Shows during which US employers travel directly to Poland to hire students. Road Shows occur at a specific time (usually in February and March), therefore it is recommended to assign up for the Program in advance and get acquainted with current offer.
If the employers do not travel to Poland, you can still get a job with a company through Virtual Interviews and Recruit events. You may also visit our office, we will schedule a proper day and time for your Interview and this way you will get an opportunity to introduce yoursefl to your potential employer via webcam. The interview usually take about 5-10 minutes and are very effective. This is the fastes, the safest and the easiest way to hold your interviews. To receive details please write an inquiry an info@stany.pl

This option is designed for those who:

would like to have an opportunity to get acquainted with a wide range of -different employment offers,
would like to work with other international Work and Travel participants recruited in other countries,
would like to work in larger companies, for example in Amusement Parks,
are willing to work for at least 3 months,
are looking for an employer with arranged accommodation,
would like to work with a group of friends (even 5-10 person groups are possible).

 

BTC Job Offer - see job descriptions
Apart from our cooperation with sponsors in the field of seasonal employment, BTC works with a number of resorts, hotels, restaurants, pool companies in typical tourist cities with plenty of summer activities. Companies offer front and back of the house positions depending on candidate’s English performance, communicational skills and job experience.
Initial recruitment process begins in Poland with signing an employment offer agreement form. BTC is responsible for holding all recruitment procedures on behalf of employers. Each participant is recommended for a specific job position, however final employment offer is made by the employer (either based on resumes/BTC results or own skype interviews). Employment offer may sometimes beis contingent on a successful passing of employer’s recruitment process (interview, background check, sometimes even a drug test).
BTC Employer’s lists are often available from February/March. Current information about the type/number of employers and working conditions is regularly updated on our website.

This option is designed for those who:

are fluent in communication in English-speaking workplace,
are flexible to start working in the first part of June (June 5-15),
are not afraid to research accommodation individually and/or use references from past participants

are flexible to stay on working for the whole 4 months (mandatory),

 

 

prices CIEE/Intrax

Lp.

Payment

Payment due

Option A

Option B

USD exchange rate

Payment form

1

application fee

When signing contract

 895 PLN

Does not apply

cash/BTC account

2

1st installment for Program

January 27, 2017

519 USD

+

35 USD sevis

929 USD

+

35 USD sevis

Asked Raiffeisen Bank rate  on January 20, 2017

BTC account

3

Airline ticket

No more than 7 days after flight acceptance

   Depends on arrival city and departure date from Poland

Does not apply

BTC account

 

prices CCI

Lp.

Payment

Payment due

Option A

Option B

USD exchange rate

Payment form

1

application fee

When signing contract

 895 PLN

Does not apply

cash/BTC account

2

1st installment for Program

January 27, 2017

499 USD

+

35 USD sevis

1119 USD

+

35 USD sevis

Asked Raiffeisen Bank rate  on January 20, 2017

BTC account

3

Airline ticket

No more than 7 days after flight acceptance

   Depends on arrival city and departure date from Poland

Does not apply

BTC account

prices LIFEGUARDS

Lp.

Payment

Payment due

Option A

 

USD exchange rate

Payment form

1

application fee

When signing contract

 895 PLN

Does not apply

cash/BTC account

2

1st installment for Program

January 27, 2017

695 USD

+

35 USD sevis

Asked Raiffeisen Bank rate  on January 20, 2017

BTC account

3

Airline ticket

No more than 7 days after flight acceptance

   Depends on arrival city and departure date from Poland

Does not apply

BTC account

Prices include:

Reservational,  administrative and organizational actions, which enable student to participate in the Work and Travel USA Program,

DS 2019 form essential to obtain a J-1 visa,

Hiring Events (option B) such as: CIEE-Recruit, Job Fair, BTC Placement, Virtual Interviews,

Up to 4 month insurance plan INTRAX,  up to 5 month insurance plan CIEE

Essential documents, information materials and CIEE Participant Packet,

An organizational program training before departure to the US

A 24h CIEE/INTRAX/CCI assistance and support in case of emergencies in the US,

Airplane ticket fee. Ticket fee is dependant on the departure date to the US and the arrival city to the US and will fall in the following range: Boston, Chicago, New York, (1690-2590 PLN + taxes/airport fees); Miami, Washington DC (1890-2790 PLN + taxes/airport fees); Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco (2190-3340 PLN). The total ticket fee for flights on the same day and to the same destinations will be the same (will not be dependant on the carrier) and will be provided to the Client no later than 2-3 weeks before planned departure.

Prices do not include:

The J-1 visa fee – an equivalence of 160 USD,

Transportation to the work place,

Your pocket-money of at least 900 USD to support yourself in the US until you get your first paycheck.

In the case where the Client does not commission BTC to purchase the airplane ticket, the second installment for WAT Program is as follows: 619 USD (Option A CIEE/Intrax) 599 USD (Option A CCI), 1079 USD  (Option B CIEE/Intrax) 1269 USD (Option B CCI), Lifeguards 795 USD. Other fees remain the same.

 

why work and travel usa with btc?

BTC is one of the leading companies at the field of Work and Travel USA services,

Up to this moment we have sent over 15 000 students to work and travel in the US. Our commitment, experience and wide range of products have met with satistacion of our clients,

Wide spectrum of job options - BTC offers different job options (A, B) that will satisfy even the most demanding clients and will meet their individual needs with approval,

The best employers in the US Our aim is to focus on cooperation only with chosen solid companies that are familiar with Work and Travel rules and regulations. BTC offers jobs in various chains of well known hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, department stores, amusement parks, fast-food and pool companies. On the basis of our experience, we can assure that each participant will find appropriate job offer that will meet individual expectations and will be adequately combined with qualifications.

Various Job Fairs (direct and on-line) In the cooperation with CIEE/INTRAX/CCI, BTC holds the responsibility to organize one of the biggest events that merge employers’ demands and students’ needs. Job Fairs are treated as the most direct tool at the field of recruitment process.

The best program Sponsors – CIEE, Intrax, CCI

Professionalism - BTC strives to serve its clients and partners with top quality, effectiveness and smiles!

Pricing - our prices are very competitive  on the Work and Travel USA market, additionally we offer promotional prices and add-on services throughout the season to our clients.

 

documents to download:
Work and Travel USA Agreement CIEE

Work and Travel USA Agreement Intrax

Work and Travel USA Agreement CCI

  

Work and Travel Enrollment Form

Terms of insurance CCI