J-1 Summer Work and Travel & Intern Participants
- Must have sufficient proficiency in English to interact in an English-speaking environment.
- Must be actively pursuing a full-time course of study in a university or college outside of the U.S.
- Must have completed at least one semester in their course of study.
- Pay $1,500 – $5,000 just to come to the U.S.
- Are vetted by Homeland Security and must check in with their Dept. of State approved U.S. sponsor once per month while they are here.
- Must be pre-placed in a job before they arrive.
- Must have housing before they arrive.
- J-1 summer work and travel participants are working on Cape Cod for 3 – 4 months.
- J-1 interns are working on Cape Cod for 6 months.
How Do I Rent to J-1 Participants?
- First, please check with your local town office to see if your rental complies with town by-laws and state laws. Links to each town’s website are listed on this page. Make sure you convey to them this is a summer-only rental.
- Please also download this booklet to learn about tenant rights and responsibilities.
- In addition to state laws and town by-laws, all beds must be on a frame. Any basement rooms used as bedrooms must be finished, have adequate natural light, and have two exits in case of fire. One exit may be a window that an average adult can use to exit in case of a fire.
- All rentals must be furnished.
- All rentals must have in the kitchen enough pots, pans, dishes, cups or glasses, and cooking and eating utensils for the amount of J-1 participants in your rental.
- Download a 2018 landlord application form.
- E-mail the completed application form to the Mid-Cape J-1 Housing Program .
- Once the application form is received, you will be contacted so that we may set up a time to view the rental.
- After the rental has been approved, your rental information will be given to J-1 participants. They will contact you via e-mail.
- Once you have chosen your J-1 participants, please send their names to the Mid-Cape J-1 Housing Program.