Whether you live in a small town or busy city, by traveling to the United States as a Spirit participant on a J-1 visa,, you will take part in typical American activities that expose you to the life and culture of the United States.
Intern or Train in the USA
International students and young professionals intern and train with US businesses while on a BridgeUSA J-1 visa in the United States. Gain valuable professional development through hands-on training.Learn More
Teach in the USA
International teachers teach in accredited primary or secondary U.S. schools on a J-1 visa in the United States for 1-3 years. Learn how you can experience the USA as an exchange teacher.Learn More
Work & Travel in the USA
International university students participate in a BridgeUSA Work & Travel Program in the USA for 2-4 months on a J-1 visa. Experience American culture while working in a seasonal hospitality position in the USA.Learn More
Check out our programs for US and global citizens to volunteer in Ecuador.
Spirit offers individuals the opportunity to help with a variety of volunteer projects in Ecuador while immersing themselves in the local culture. If you dream of experiencing the world more deeply than by just being a tourist, our program is a way to live abroad affordably while giving back to the community you live in.