By Tim Kowols
The final weeks of summer often mean goodbye for many of Door County’s J-1 visa program. Since J-1 students are only allowed to work for three months, they spend their final weeks in the United States touring the country. Darius Zbluî of Romania will be completing his second season as a J-1 visa student in October, this year working at Main Street Market in Egg Harbor. The aspiring dental technician says every European should try the program at least once, especially in Door County.
Zbluî hopes to return to Door County with his new fiancé as a J-1 visa student to work and travel after spending a year back in Romania to start his Master’s degree. Over 300 students called Door County home this summer through the cultural exchange program, which allows them to work and travel in the country.