THANK YOU for choosing Rehoboth Beach area for your work/travel program.
You are sure to have an experience of a lifetime.
This website will give you information about the International Student Outreach Program, which provides a welcome orientation session for all students, free dinners every Monday through Thursday, local cultural exchange opportunities and exciting trips planned just for you!
Please complete this registration/bike request form and submit.
Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes are very popular vacation destinations. Because of this, affordable, convenient housing is extremely difficult to find. You must arrange your housing before arriving in the U.S. Do not plan to find housing once you arrive.
Your sponsor organization will require you to give them your Rehoboth area address before you leave your home country. Ask your sponsor for housing help, ask your employer for help, check craigslist.com, the local paper (Cape Gazette) or contact a realtor.
Orientation and Welcome
You are invited and encouraged to attend one of the Orientation and Welcome sessions as soon as you arrive in the Rehoboth area, preferably before you start working. There will be three orientations - please attend the one closest to your arrival date.
Orientations will be from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Please indicate which orientation you will be attending by filling in the form below the chosen date and clicking 'Sign Up'. The session will include information about transportation, personal safety, banking, applying for your social security card, exciting trips and cultural events planned for you, and important information you'll need during your stay.
If there is enough interest, we will try to arrange a bus to the Social Security Office after Orientations. The cost would be $10 for the round trip. If you are interested in this, click “Yes” on the sign up form.
At orientation you will receive:
- A free lunch -
- A free backpack filled with information and goodies -
- Information about biking, trips, free dinners, and more -
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road
(302) 227 - 7743
(June 4 - Sept 3)
Take a Student Home for Dinner
If you would like to be invited to dinner at the home of local residents, we have residents who would like to host you. You can bring along a friend or two, just tell us your name and the name of the person(s) you will be bringing with you. Please sign up with your name, home country, and email and we will match you with a resident who would like to invite you to dinner.
Residents of Rehoboth, Dewey and Lewes
If you would like to host a J1 Visa student and a friend or two for dinner at your home, please sign up with your name and email. We will then forward you the name and email of a student and you can make arrangements with the student for dinner.
Transportation from the Airport to Rehoboth
Each of these companies provides shuttle service from the airports to Rehoboth.
2017 International Student Outreach Program Annual Bus Trips
This year we are having four bus trips with the potential for a fifth based on student interest. The two scheduled are
(1) June 27th (August 3rd Sold Out) to our nation’s capital, Washington, D. C. (2) July 12th and August 15th to the historic area in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These trips provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about our history, visit interesting museums, and see unique architecture both old and new. Each trip will take about 2 1/2 -3 hours by bus from the K Mart parking lot in Rehoboth to each destination. Bus will leave K Mart at 7:00 a.m. and return about 9:30 p.m. Each trip will cost $30 and the fee is not refundable. Please set aside these dates in your schedule with your employers so you can get off work and attend these trips. Tickets will be on sale at the church dinners and at orientations. Get your tickets early, as space is limited. We look forward to your participation. If you have questions, email: email@example.com
Washington, DC - June 27th
August 3rd is SOLD OUT
Time: 7:00am - 9:30pm
On the trip to Washington, D.C, our bus(s) will drop students off at the National Mall. This will provide an opportunity to walk to several wonderful free museums including: the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Hirshorn (Art) Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. It is also be possible to walk near the following buildings and monuments: the U. S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and the Washington Monument. Public restrooms are available in most facilities and many have cafeterias where you can buy food and drinks. Note that every public museum has security measures in place and bags and backpacks will be checked.
On the trip to Philadelphia, our bus(s) will drop you off in the Independence National Historical Park. This is considered the birthplace of our country and America’s most historic square mile. Places to visit and enjoy include: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, the President’s House, the Independence Visitor Center, the Free Quaker Meeting House, the National Constitution Center, the Christ Church Burial Ground, the U. S. Mint. Other places and facilities to enjoy include: Society Hill and Penn’s Landing, the Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Access map below included in brochure using this link.
FINDING A BIKE: Check with your employer and landlord first. If they do not have a bike for you, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has 150 free bikes with proper lighting to loan students. Sign up to request a bicycle by filling out the Registration/Bike Request Form below the video. You will be required to attend one safety information session in order to receive a bicycle. We will schedule you for a safety session and a bike when you fill out the form. Please understand that we will have more students than bikes. If DelDOT is not able to provide you with a bike, we recommend shopping for one at K-Mart, WalMart, or contacting the local thrift shops to see if they have any bikes for sale.
REPAIRS: Bicycle mechanics are usually available at the church dinners to repair all student bikes, or you can arrange for a repair by filling out the Bike Repair Request form.
LOCKS: In order to get a free bike loaned to you, you must bring a bicycle lock with you to the safety session. Locks can be purchased at K-Mart or WalMart. DelDOT will try to have some locks for sale at the safety session, but purchasing one on your own is best. You must keep your bike locked at all times. Every year bikes are stolen. Don't lose yours!
SAFETY: Helmets are highly recommended and will be given to everyone who gets a bike from DelDOT. If you need a helmet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get one for you. We cannot over emphasize the need to wear a helmet. Coastal Highway has a lot of traffic and a lot of drivers who are on vacation and not familiar with the area. Serious accidents happen every summer and a helmet could save your life.
BICYCLE LAWS: A bicycle is a vehicle and bicyclists must obey the same laws as drivers of other vehicles. Delaware State law requires the following of all bicyclists: Bicyclists must obey all traffic laws including stopping at red lights and stop signs, as well as yielding at yield signs and to pedestrians; A bicycle must have a headlight in front and rear red reflector or rear light if ridden in low light conditions. DelDOT bikes come with lights, and free lights will be given out at some church dinners. If you are stopped for riding a bike at night without lights, you will have to pay a fine. If you are riding on the street, you must ride on the right side of the street, in the same direction as traffic, not facing traffic. Bicycles are encouraged to ride on the sidewalks on either side of Coastal Highway, but bikes are not allowed on the sidewalks in the town of Rehoboth.