Témoignages de stagiaires USA
Reçus en 2018
Kevin (étudiant à l’ECAM, internship of 3 months) :
Je voudrais tout d’abord remercier l’équipe America Welcome pour votre aide tout au long de la préparation de mon stage et pour les démarches de visa J-1.
Et voilà deux semaines de passées déjà ! Tout se passe bien, la filiale m’a vraiment très bien accueilli et ce que je fais et vraiment sympa.
Et puis la ville (New York), elle est vraiment vraiment top ! Les parcs permettent vraiment bien de s’évader et le centre ville de s’amuser. Là on se rend vraiment compte que même Lyon est une ville minuscule a côté…C’est vraiment intéressant et enrichissant ! »
Maxime (étudiant à l’Ecole des Mines, internship of 3 months ) :
Le programme visa J-1 America Welcome m’a permis de réaliser mon stage à San Francisco dans une entreprise aux allures de start-up offrant ses services de consulting principalement dans l’élaboration de systèmes de traitement des eaux. C’est une expérience incroyable qui me permet de découvrir la mise en place de projet dans un nouveau contexte, les Etats-Unis ! Ici la vie est différente, San Francisco est une très grande ville, il y en a pour tout les goûts et vous trouverez toujours quelque chose a faire si vous le souhaitez. Si toutefois vous souhaitez vous éclipser le temps d’un weekend, vous pourrez toujours boire du bon vin dans la vallée du vin à Napa Valley ! »
Reçus en 2017
Tanguy (étudiant à Kedge Business School, internship of 6 months): « Grâce à son équipe compétente, réactive et à l’écoute, America Welcome a su m’accompagner et me rassurer dans l’élaboration de mon dossier pour obtenir le Visa J1. Je recommande fortement cette agence pour son professionnalisme et son expérience. Aujourd’hui bien installe a Miami, je profite de cette incroyable expérience pour développer mes compétences et connaissances en marketing et business développement grâce a des missions variées à forte responsabilité mais aussi à m’enrichir personnellement de cette nouvelle vie et culture.
Aurore (étudiante à l’Université de Bourgogne, internship of 3 mois à l’été 2017): « Souhaitant réaliser un stage de fin d’études au Nouveau-Mexique j’ai fait appel à Calvin Thomas, et ai été accompagnée par Claire et Julie. J’ai pu avoir des informations claires et précises grâce aux filles, et me faire guider patiemment sur le chemin du visa. Je recommande vivement l’équipe, bienveillante, à l’écoute et efficace ! »
Ian (étudiant à l’ESC La Rochelle, internship of 9 mois en janvier 2017) : Le programme America Welcome de Calvin-Thomas m’a permis d’effectuer toutes les démarches de visa en toute simplicité et en toute sûreté. Le personnel est toujours disponible et clarifie bien et rapidement toutes les questions possibles. Je recommanderais ce programme sans hésitation et repasserais par lui si j’en ai besoin.
As I think for many of us, to find an internship in the U.S. is a dream but a struggle. Once it has been done, you get to the step of obtaining a visa and the famous DS 2019. My entourage advised me to go with this or that organization, but I decided (rightly) to trust Welcome America, whom I never knew before. Everything went very well, it was quick and efficient and I was constantly aware of the status of my file.
Also, Less than two weeks after sending my application I was able to do my visa application. Étant de nationalité marocaine, I did all these steps from Morocco, which did not change the price charged by America Welcome, contrairement à d’autres organismes. In Morocco, la demande se fait sans rendez-vous et le visa est délivré le lendemain.
Aujourd’hui, je me trouve à Miami où je me plais énormément, et c’est beaucoup grâce à America Welcome..
Yasmina Chraibi, Student, internship of 12 month marketing, Miami
Then, I also was looking for an organized agency, one capable of simplifying (for the client) this complicated process for obtaining the visa. I found that America Welcome very successfully clarified the necessary steps and with great timing (about 15 days after receipt of the file).
Finally, I was really pleased by the support service given to the customer: réponses rapides et claires de la part d’un personnel compétent !
Camille Desprez, Student, internship of 10 month at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York
For my part, I was very satisfied with the service from Welcome America.
First of all, despite the price of the visa and insurance, I was looking for the cheapest possible agency, so I had the chance to compare the prices of the different organizations offering this, America Welcome appears to be very good value (in terms of quality and price).
I wanted to thank Julie for her speed and efficiency, allowing me to prepare everything for a two month working period in the United States. The trip took place under the best conditions and that it largely down to you. Thank you again and it was a pleasure.
Loïc Sturer, student of applied arts, J-1 visa Work & Travel of 3 mois en hôtellerie/restauration dans le Massachusetts
As part of my studies, I went to the U.S. for an internship 6 months. This opportunity presented itself to me very late. It was therefore necessary to move fast so that I got the appropriate visa.
Thinking naively that a call to the U.S. embassy was sufficient, I quickly realized it would take me lots of patience (The appointment would only appear to be a mere formality).
Surfing the internet, I found America Welcome. I called Julie, the person in charge of the company in France. She explained the whole procedure including telling me exactly which visa I needed. She was very helpful and responsive when asking many questions.
To obtain a visa to the U.S., I think it is essential to get help from a good organization like America Welcome. I highly recommend it. Julie knows the procedure inside out, She has good experience in this area, so make use of it! When I got home, I found my passport with the visa inside.
I thank you again. You have been very helpful.
Ingrid Desrumaux, law student, internship of 5 months in a law firm in California
My appointment at the Embassy went very well. Every form was in order, my file was validated very quickly. The interview was conducted in French with a lovely American. I left after about 13:30. Thanks for all your good advice, I have experienced absolutely no difficulty in this procedure, and received my visa the next morning Chronopost.
Thank you again for your communication and help !
Maud Peschard, Student, Visa J-1 Work & Travel of 3 months in Communication in Utah
« Alors côté visa, all is well. My appointment at the embassy went well and my visa was issued to me without any problem ! So I booked my ticket and I will fly to New York on the morning of the 6 January !
Again thank you for your support throughout the creation of my folder ! »
Virginia Perez, audiovisual student , internship of 6 months for Atlantic Pictures, New York
I got my visa yesterday! Thanks for your service.
Steeven Sanis, Management student, internship of 5 months for a clothing company, Bells Garden, California
I wanted to thank you for your involvement in my smooth visa procedure. My appointment at the Embassy is set for the 24 September !
Nils Gourlaouen, student, internship of 4 month in U.S. Congress, Washington DC
I had an appointment at the embassy on Friday at 8am. It went very well, I left at 8:40 for arrival at 7:30 am. I should get my visa on Monday or Tuesday. Thank you very much for your help. Your advice to me was very helpful.
Thank you for your kindness.
Pauline LE PEMP, Visa J-1 Work & Travel, Florida
I wanted to say thanks for the help and the work you have put in to help me get the visa J-1.
I had my appointment at the embassy on Friday and I will get the visa tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.
Thank you for your assistance during these 2 months.
Thomas FANTI, Visa J-1 Intern 5 months Tourism
After finding my internship in Miami, then comes the dreaded step of obtaining the visa. And for this, you need to choose a sponsor to get the DS-2019 form that you will present on the day of the interview at the Embassy of the United States. I chose "Welcome America" for their former participants, time taken to get the DS-2019 and also for the competitiveness of their price.
I can confirm that you can choose this sponsor with your eyes closed. I thank my interlocutor to have guided me in the process from beginning to end, for giving me all the necessary advice and for answering all my questions.
The appointment at the Embassy went very well, interview lasted only a few minutes with questions in both French and English such as : How many years of study you have there in your school ? What will you do in the U.S. ? In what areas do you study? I then got my visa 2 days later.
Again thank you for helping me along these potentially daunting procedures.
Cyril BRUNAUD, Visa J-1 Intern 3 months
I was very satisfied with the services of America Welcome. Julie was very helpful from the beginning (of my inquiry) until the end (in receiving the DS-2019). She has answered my questions quickly and with great precision; she also accompanied me throughout the procedure.
Waiting times are short and Welcome America demonstrates high efficiency. My file was completed on the 19/04, the payment made on 20/04, the 23/04 my file was accepted and I received my DS-2019 on the 29/04. I have set my appointment at the Embassy for the 01/05 and my J-1 visa was sent me the next day!
I would recommend this sponsor to anyone wishing to do an internship in the USA.
Quitterie VALLET, Visa J-1 Intern 5 months , New York