Ukrainian Students Flock To Ocean City For Jobs | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Ukrainian Students Flock To Ocean City For Jobs

Play associated audio
So far, a group of Ukrainian students have found it simple enough to land work in Ocean City, Md.
http://flic.kr/p/873cz1
So far, a group of Ukrainian students have found it simple enough to land work in Ocean City, Md.

In Maryland, college students from around the globe are starting to arrive in Ocean City with work and travel visas in hand for the summer season. But students from one country in particular are looking forward to the prospects of living and working at the beach.

Anne Marie Conestabile is the Program Director for United Work and Travel's summer exchange program in Ocean City. She says the demand for foreign workers is up this year from local employers, and hundreds of university students from around the world are beginning to arrive in town for the summer to meet that demand.

Conestabile says she was worried that the 50-plus Ukrainian students she's approved and found jobs for wouldn't be able to leave their country due to the current political turmoil and civil unrest, but as of now, the Ukrainian students are expected to arrive in about two weeks, and students from both sides of the current struggle in Ukraine are on the way to the resort.

"I have students coming from the west and students coming from the east of Ukraine, and so far the embassies have allowed them to obtain visas," Conestabile says. She adds all of the students in the j-1 visa program must be enrolled at a university, speak reasonably good English, and uphold a 3.5 GPA.

The students, who will be coming from all parts of the globe, will be working at hotels, restaurants and amusement parks in Ocean City, Md., but regardless of what's happening in their home countries, they'll have to return in September.

NPR

Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
NPR

Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
NPR

Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.
WAMU 88.5

Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.