First Class Cultural Travel Experience

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About First Class C.T.E

First Class C.T.E is determined to ensure that J1 students have an awesome Summer Work and Travel Experience at the lowest price, while also receiving the best service!

We believe this can only happen by linking students with great employers. Employers who are flexible, fair and fun. Treating you just like family.

We connect students with the best sponsors. Sponsors who provide DS forms in a timely manner. Sponsors who are ready to help when you need them.

We provide an experience that is like no other from the moment you SIGN UP through YOUR TRIP back home.


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The Experience

Love the outdoors
Want to truly experience American Culture
Love Swimming

Spend your summer working with Continental Pools
Join the hundreds who do each year.

Become a Lifeguard

Get Trained by the Best!

Get Trained and Certified by Ellis Instructors!

Jeff Ellis And Associates Lifeguard Training Program
Will Certify you as a Lifeguard; while developing:

The leader in you;
Your Communication and People Skills;
Self-Confidence; and
Teamwork skills.

Earning you skills that will last a lifetime!

Work for the Best

Working with Continental Pools gives you a shot to work for the best, an employer who pays great, treats staff with respect, fairly and believe in a healthy work-life balance.

Experience Maryland

From the home of the Star Spangled Banner in the East to the adrenaline offered by Six Flags America in the South; the state of Maryland is the Mecca of rich history and cultural activities. The experience offered here spans across many different counties; whether your interests are history, hiking, “chowing down” seafood, fishing or sightseeing then Maryland is the place for you.

Experience Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the original thirteen states of America and has a rich colonial history. This green state has a beautiful coast and many patriotic landmarks. Boston, the capital always buzzing with activities from kayaking, to fine dining and shopping. Massachusetts has something special to offer the enthusiastic traveller looking for an adventure.

Experience Deleware/OC

Delaware/Ocean City has a lot to offer any who lives there. If you love the feel of sand between your toes and the cool ocean breeze, not to mention Mini Golf, Go Karting, Jolly Rogers, Kite Flying, Great Food, Water Sports, a 2.5 mile long boardwalk, Longwood Gardens, the wildlife at Brandywine Creek State Park or the many museums in Delaware, then this is the place for you!

Experience Virginia

Known to be in the top 10 wealthiest states in America. Virginia offers a one of a kind experience to the open minded traveller looking for adventure. Comprised of North and South Virginia you have an opportunity to live and work close to the beautiful Virginia Beach or Washington DC.  This state has a lot to explore from white river rafting, to expeditions in the Seneca Caverns, shopping at the many affordable brand-name outlets, to the thrills of Water Country and Kings Dominion. Experience Virginia like you have never experienced it before!

You might ask…

Unfortunately, registration for the Summer 2023 Work and Travel Season is now closed. However, you can get an early start on next year by pre-registering for the Summer 2023 Work and Travel Season.

First Class C.T.E works directly with your Employer who discounts your program fees.

First Class offers a variety of summer job opportunities:

  1. Lifeguarding (Premium Job opportunity)
  2. House keeping
  3. Restaurant positions
  4. Amusement Park attendants

We have a limited number of vacancies. Once all positions are filled, registration closes. Sign up early to guarantee your spot.

Second Jobs are permitted by your sponsor; however, it is required that you contact them to vet and approve your second job.

Your employer provides housing and you pay rent.

Yes you can; however, all housing must be vetted and approved by your sponsor.

Yes! All lifeguards are training here in Jamaica and given a licence before attending there embassy interview.



  • Must be between 18 – 28 years old;
  • Full-Time College Student doing 12 or more credits each semester;
  • Valid passport that expires after March 31, 2025
  • Must pass swim test. (for lifeguarding)

When the Summer 2024 season begins, we’ll be in touch (phone or email).

Lifeguard in states such as: Maryland, Virgina, Massachusetts, Texas and South New Jersey!


Once non-swimmer positions open, we’ll advertise. Please check back at a later dater.