About Us


About Zip Travel PH

Zip Travel Philippines is a career and education counseling/travel organization. We help students and young professionals attend cultural exchanges and travels in the United States and in Australia.

As a global company, Zip Travel has been in the business for over twenty five (25) years and has helped thousands of students worldwide obtain the opportunity to participate in the Cultural Exchange Program authorized by the U.S. Department of State. We have 4 offices in the Philippines with our main office located on Manila and branch offices in Cebu, Davao and Pampanga. We also have offices in Europe for European students and have offices in Tennessee, New York, California, Florida, South Carolina and Texas through our visa sponsors.

Zip Travel (Inner Outer Travel, Inc.) in the Philippines was established in 2009 and it has recorded tremendous growth since it started in Southeast Asia. Aside from its global affiliation, Zip Travel Philippines attributes its success to its principle of providing Filipino students inter-cultural opportunities for work, travel, and training with utmost professionalism.

Who We Are

Because the client has a need, we have a job to do.

Because the client has a choice, we must be the better choice.

Because the client has sensibilities, we must be considerate.

Because the client has urgency, we must be quick.

Because the client is unique, we must be flexible.

Because the client has high expectations, we must exceed their expectations.

Because the client has influence, we have the hope of more clients.

Because of the client, we exist.

Reaching out to encourage a lifelong journey of global peace, respect, independence and understanding.

Dedicated to helping Filipinos and those from other countries gain a better understanding on one another and the world around them.

We only do things that we do best; The growth of my company is warranted by my loyalty and self- development; Social support and professionalism in the workplace are significant for the progress of the company.

Corporate Philosophy

ZIP TRAVEL strives for excellence in all the areas with which it is involved, globally expanding its commitment for inter-cultural understanding and harmony, upholding a high degree of professionalism among its people, through the strict observance of work ethics, hard work, and loyalty as pillars of success. ZIP TRAVEL has the passion to compete globally. It shall create a synergy among its branches worldwide, develop cost-efficient and less bureaucratic processes, and optimize collective and individual skills, mindful of the differences among cultures without losing sight for unity, founded upon competency in work and dedication to the universal language of service and hospitality. We believe that our aspirations for greatness in the field of hospitality can be achieved in hand with self-advancement.

What We Do

Providing Filipino students and those from other countries an inter-cultural opportunities to become familiar with company-specific and U.S. technologies through U.S. based training while obtaining a better understanding of one another and the world around them

Years of Service
Visa Approval Rate Since 2015
Students and Alumni



Work Travel Program is a summer program intended for college students of any course who wants to gain valuable experience in the United States during their summer break from March to June. Participants will enrich their cultural understanding through various exposure and interactions with other participants from different countries. Participants are assigned in various work assignments related to their field of study to enable them gain relevant exposure and enhance their skills and knowledge. Participants may also be assigned to work assignment not related to their field of specialization to acquire different skills and knowledge.


Internships Program is designed for graduating students and recent graduates to acquire professional work experience and enhance their technical skills associated with their major field of study while being immersed in American lifestyle and culture. From New York to California, participants can expect to be trained in various locations in the USA for qualified host companies dedicated to delivering structured and practical training programs that abide by the US Department of State Exchange Visitors Program criteria.


Career Training Programs are a practical on-the-job training in an American business for young professionals. The program bridges the participant's course of study to their career development objectives. While participants gain practical knowledge in their specialized fields, the American staff gains international cultural and business awareness. The participants not only gain valuable insight into American business methods and practices, they immerse themselves into American society and culture.

Application Guide To Students

Going to the U.S. is easy here is our guide to help you get there.

Step 2 - Program Orientation and Assessment

Step 3 - US Host Company


Step 4 - Processing of J1 Visa

Step 5 - Preparation for Departure to U.S.

Step 6 - Program Proper and Monitoring

International Membership

ZIP Travel is a member of the world’s largest network of youth and student travel service – World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation. We are also a member of different organizations in the Philippines and abroad.

ZIP Travel Philippines recorded a tremendous growth of over 5,000 students/participants since it started its operations in 2009. ZIP Travel Philippines attributes its success to its principle of providing Filipino students an inter-cultural opportunities to become familiar with company-specific and U.S. technologies through U.S. based on-the-job training.


Contact Us

Like our page, follow us on Instagram, visit our webpage, send an email, or text or call us. We are always here to help you have an amazing cultural immersion and career experience! We have a lot of cultural opportunities for you this coming November so don't miss out!

Manila Office

2F 1985 University Center Bldg. C.M. Recto Avenue, Sampaloc Manila

  (63) 917-5228213
    (63) 922-8768213
 (02) 559-8213

Europe Office

Kęstučio str. 57-1, LT-44303 Kaunas, Lithuania

 (370) 700 55 525

Davao Office

5F Metro Lifestyle Complex, F. Torres Street, Davao City

  (63) 917-8008213
 (082) 296-5941

Pampanga Office

Unit 101-B Km 6 Green Fields Square Mac Arthur Highway Sindalan, San Fernando, Pampanga

 (082) 296-5941

Cebu Office

Unit 216, Raintree Mall, 528 General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City

  (63) 9158757618
 (63) 9338688112
 (02) 559-8213


It is a US Department of State authorized cultural exchange program that allows international students of any course preferably in their second or third year of university, to enter the US on a J1 visa during their summer break. During their program, they will have opportunities to meet new friends, learn new skills, overcome challenges, help gain independence, and prepare the participant for the future that will be increasingly dependent on international cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. At the end of their work experience, students also have the opportunity to travel around the US.
Full-time University students in their 2nd or 3rd year in college in the Philippines are eligible. The applicants must be at least 18 years and not more than 28 years of age and have at least a conversational level of English.
This is a 3 to 4month summer program, usually from March to June every year for Filipino students. The DS 2019 Form defines the start and end dates of the program.
Approximately 30 to 40 hours per week. Some are allowed to work beyond the 40 hours However, working hours are usually subject to weather conditions and tourist turnout due to the nature of the businesses or hours depends on the operational demand of the companies. In some cases, students are allowed a second job provided that their first work will not be affected. Students must seek approval prior from their visa sponsor.
The pay can range from $7.25 per hour to $12.00 per hour depending on the position, Host Company and location. Some companies allow students to work overtime. Students are usually paid every 2 weeks, though some US employers may choose to pay every week. The program is not about earning a lot of money instead it is a cultural exchange program that allows you to gain exposure in the American Culture and its workplace. You will receive a stipend to cover your living expenses while you are in the United States. Q.6. Where will I be placed? Who will be my Host Company? What will be the positions? The US host companies are mainly from the hospitality, business, engineering and service industries, such as theme parks, national parks, hotel chains, convenience store chains, famous restaurants, swimming clubs, country clubs and travel plazas. These are situated in the suburbs or outside the major cities and in tourist destinations.
The US host companies are mainly from the hospitality, business, engineering and service industries, such as theme parks, national parks, hotel chains, convenience store chains, famous restaurants, swimming clubs, country clubs and travel plazas. These are situated in the suburbs or outside the major cities and in tourist destinations.
Total costs and schedule of payments will be discussed by the Zip Travel Program Coordinators during the Program Orientation. A deposit is required once you passed the program assessment. Balance of all the fees is due prior to the issuance of the DS 2019 Form.
The applicant will apply for a J1 visa, otherwise classified as the Cultural Exchange Visitor’s Visa or Exchange Visitor's Visa.
Guaranteed placement prior to arrival in the U.S

Documentation visa assistance

Briefing for U.S. Embassy Interview

Pre-departure and post-arrival orientation

Free use of USA direct office phone

Tax refunds assistance upon return from Philippines

Insurance for the entire duration of the Program

Housing Assistance

J-1 Visa application (issuance of DS2019 by the U.S. Department of State)

Yes, you can apply for Work & Travel USA as long as you meet the eligibility requirements outlined above. It is also encouraged that your documents are in order (visa, passport, I-card, etc.)
For the spring program, registration period is usually between June and December and departure will be from March to June or May to August during the school summer break.
The US Host Companies are mainly from the hospitality and service industry, such as hotels, resort, country clubs, theme parks, national parks, convenience store chains, famous restaurants, swimming clubs and travel plazas
The maximum work duration allowed for this program is based on the school summer vacation You have an optional maximum of 30days grace period to travel after the program but this is based on the approval of the school.
This, again, varies among different employers. For pay details of each specific US employer, you should refer to the employer profiles available during registration period.
Yes, housing arrangements are usually made by the US host companies, visa sponsor or by your local agency, though you will be required to bear the rental cost. This can range from US$250 to US$400 or more per month, depending on the location you are at.
If you are working in a remote location, most likely meals and laundry services will be provided at a small fee by the US employers. In locations where the supermarket is easily accessible, these services will not be provided by the US employer.
Yes, you can. Just make sure that you and your friend are interviewed together and accepted by the same US employer during the road show. Staying together in the US is generally possible but it depends on the employer’s arrangement.

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For other concerns you may feel free to visit us at our offices or simply send an email to us at info@ziptravel.com.ph so we can address your concerns.

Contact Info

Zip Travel PH


Manila Office

  (63) 917-5228213/(63) 922-8768213

  (02) 559-8213

  2F 1985 University Center Bldg. C.M. Recto Avenue, Sampaloc Manila

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