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    So I really want to do camp America or something similar in America in my summer before uni, but to get the correct visa you need to turn 18 by June 1st and my birthdate is June 6th...any ideas as for what to do? Ideally in America with other people my age!
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    I'd recommend something like operation Raleigh, which does short placements between 5 and 10 weeks, or project trust who do 8 or 12 month gap years.
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    (Original post by Maifd)
    So I really want to do camp America or something similar in America in my summer before uni, but to get the correct visa you need to turn 18 by June 1st and my birthdate is June 6th...any ideas as for what to do? Ideally in America with other people my age!
    Hey!! You are still able to apply - you just have to select the 7th June as your earliest start date as you can't work in the USA on the J1 visa until you turn 18. I hope this helps - Sophie
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    Hey!! You are still able to apply - you just have to select the 7th June as your earliest start date as you can't work in the USA on the J1 visa until you turn 18. I hope this helps - Sophie
    Oh ok if that's the case then great! It's just under the requirments it says you must be 18 by June 1st! Also, how flexible are the start dates; I wouldn't be able to leave until June 31st dues to exams
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    (Original post by Maifd)
    Oh ok if that's the case then great! It's just under the requirments it says you must be 18 by June 1st! Also, how flexible are the start dates; I wouldn't be able to leave until June 31st dues to exams
    It says on the website that you have to be able to depart for camp at some point between May 1st and June 20th. The camps have different start dates so they'll only match your application with the camps that fit with your availability dates.

    I had the same problem as you, that's why I'm leaving it until the summer after to ensure I don't have exams clashing, which means I can save up more for travelling then also
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    I tried to do something similar but Camp America wasn't for me. I tried to get an internship over there but the cost of visa wrote off the wage assuming I even got the job and some placements you got to pay to work for them. In the last two summers I did some temp work in England then used the money to go and volunteer abroad in New York and Toronto. No visa required just pick a city anywhere in USA or world in theory google charities and email every single one there and its guaranteed at least one charity will be happy to take you on. In terms of socialising I met people working there e.g. they had summer Uni interns and by staying at hostels and airbnbs and by doing trips. If I dedide to do it again next summer I'll pick California somewhere or go all out and go to Hawaii because why not.
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    (Original post by Maifd)
    Oh ok if that's the case then great! It's just under the requirments it says you must be 18 by June 1st! Also, how flexible are the start dates; I wouldn't be able to leave until June 31st dues to exams
    Hey! Unfortunately you do need to be available to depart by June 20th as all of our camps would have started by June 31st! Perhaps next year though? - Sophie
 
 
 
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