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How to Apply for The Broadmoor Program

Applying for the Broadmoor program is easy! All you need to do is follow these steps to start your working holiday of a lifetime.

Step 1

Apply online:

Fill out our online application here.

We are just asking for your contact details, passport info (which you can skip if you don’t have a passport or if it is about to expire) and then make the application payment of $1795

After payment is made we will give you a call to welcome you to the program, make sure your eligible and send you the next round of documentation that you will need to have filled out and arrange an interview.

Step 2

Pre screening interview:

We want to meet you and find out what you work experience and plans are for the trip! Some typical questions would be; why do you want to work at the Broadmoor, what work experience do you have, what are your expectations for the Broadmoor

Step 3

The Broadmoor Job Fair:

You will interview with The Broadmoor and they will let you know at the end of the day whether you were successful in securing employment!

Step 4

Work Permit Processing:

You will return all of the documentation that we initially sent you after you submitted your application.

This will be:

  • Personal Details form
  • Participant Agreement form
  • Reference forms
  • Proof of Student Status form
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of any previous J1 Visas

We will then review these documents to ensure they are correct and batch them to be sent to the US for your work permit/DS2019.

Your documentation has been sent to the US and now our US sponsor is processing it. This can take anywhere from 1 – 2 weeks from the date it was batched.

Step 5


You now can arrange for payment of your optional insurance upgrade and then you will be given your DS2019 and your visa sponsor welcome pack, which will be couriered to you.

Step 6

Online Visa Application:

You are provided with Online Visa Instructions in the courier pack. You will complete the visa application, pay the US Consulate fee ($160USD), the issuance fee ($105USD) and SEVIS fee ($35USD) and then book online your US Consulate interview in your closest city (Consulates located in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth).

Step 7

US Consulate Interview:

You will attend a US Consulate interview where they will ask you about your intentions in the US. The US Consulate will hold onto your DS2019 and passport for up to 4 business days. During this time they insert the J1 Visa that will allow you to work in the US. Your passport is then couriered back to you.

Step 8


This is the ideal time to purchase your flights. We have an in-house STA Agent, Lindsey, who we recommend you speak with. She has the ability to book an open ended multi-flex ticket. This ticket gives you the flexibility to change your return dates over an 18 month period.

Step 9

Pre-Departure Orientation:

It is a US Consulate requirement that you attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation session held at the IEP office or online if you can?t make it in.

The pre departure orientation covers all the vital information you need to know about living and working in the US:

  • CV format
  • Opening a bank account
  • Obtaining a tax file number
  • Tax and employment laws
  • Mobile Phones
  • Travel/Transportation
  • Much more!

After the pre-departure orientation you are free to head to the US to start your working holiday!

Please note that the above is a standard application. If you have date restrictions or special circumstances your application process might differ from this.