US Embassy in Kyiv answers for the questions about SWT2013
US Embassy in Kyiv on it's webpage answered lots of important questions about Summer Work and Travel USA 2013 program. We frequently got questions from students if 1st-year students could participate, if last-year students could participate, if there were any age restrictions for the program.
Now you can check the original source and do not believe the false info you could receive from some companies: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/faq_for_swt_agencies_ukr.pdf
So, the main points are:
1) 1st-year students could participate the program, they should finish 1 semester before their trip;
2) last-year students could participate the program, they should still be 'in student status' while completing the interview at the Embassy;
3) there are no age restrictions for the program