The Winter Work and Travel experience is at the top of the travel bucket list for numerous adventurers, and rightfully so. Aspen lives up to its winter reputation. Beautiful scenery and open space also lends itself well to other types of winter recreation, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, fly-fishing and even hot-air ballooning.
The Winter Experience
The Winter experience duration is 3 months. Hopscotch Travel ensures you’re placed with a secure hiring company, allowing you to fully engage in the experience. Some companies might offer accommodation, while others could ask you to arrange your own lodging.
Due to the high volume of applications, a selection process will be implemented to create a shortlist of candidates for the experience.
- 20 -26 years old
- Enrolled in University (UNISA does not qualify)
- 200 hours of student work experience
- Commit for 3 months (Dates are anywhere from November/December – 15th March)
- Understand and speak English well
- Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted
- A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)
- Unmarried & no kids of your own
- No criminal record
- Retail assistant
- Front desk
The program fee includes:
Included in this experience:
COSTS PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE
Deposit: R 1,500
Placement fee: R 24,000
USA visa interview fee at the Consulate: R 2,683
SEVIS fee: R 606
Round trip plane ticket: +- R 15,000
Pocket money: +- R 5,000
Housing expenses: +- R 5,000
The amounts shown above are estimates and may very according to price changes.
How to apply
The form below is the official Seasonal Application form. Please complete this form thoughtfully, and we’ll begin processing your application. If you wish to explore other experiences or have inquiries not covered here, you can book a 20 min info session with the experience coordinator here.
If you are unsure whether this is the experience for you, please complete our “Get Started” form to check your eligibility.
Hopscotch Travel will review your application to ensure all the required information is correct
If you qualify our work and travel expert will contact, you for an online interview. If your interview is successful, you will be accepted to the experience of your choice.
Your questions answered
Please head over to our Seasonal Experiences FAQS page for a comprehensive list of questions and answers. It’s everything you need to know from how it works, to the interview process, to being placed with your host family.
If you’re absolutely certain that you meet the requirements for the work and travel experience, you can APPLY NOW! Alternatively, use the GET STARTED button to check your eligibility.
It’s just 8 simple steps—and rely on us to help you along the way!