The cost of the program may vary according to the conditions determined by the agencies.
What you should take into consideration is the non-refundable fee for the visa interview ($160), plus the non-refundable SEVIS fee, required by the U.S. Department of State ($35).
Another important matter is the cost of the flight – prices, duration and transfers may vary according to the location and the time in advance it is booked.
Different agencies offer varying options for deferred payment.
Obtaining a visa: the J-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by a consular official at a U.S. Embassy. Eligibility for a J-1 Visa depends on the specific exchange program being offered to the J-1 non-immigrant by a sponsor organization.
Every candidate is required to have the following documents in order to start the application procedure:
For detailed information about the whole process of obtaining a SWT visa, please, follow the link: https://bg.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/summer-work-travel-program-2/.
On the spot: in case of emergency, the U.S. Department of State has established a toll-free, 24-hour day phone line: 1-866-283-9090.
If you wish to change your job after arrival, you must inform your U.S. sponsor to allow the proper registration of your employment there.