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Cultural Exchange in Chicago

This amazing summer work and travel program provides international students with the opportunity to experience cultural exchange in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  As a participant on this program you will spend your summer working for a world leading hospitality brand. Here, you will be located at the spectacular Loews Chicago Hotel located in the amazing city of Chicago. This unique opportunity will give participants an insight into hospitality at its best, offering you highly sought after experiences, along with the ability to share your culture and make friends for life.  

Participants will work in roles such as food and beverage operations and culinary arts operations.  For this program Yummy Jobs is hiring Food and Beverage Servers and Line Cooks.  Please note, all applicants must have significant experience within the hospitality industry and ideally will be studying hospitality or culinary arts. Participants will be paid an hourly wage and will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week.

Participants on the program will be required to obtain a J-1 Summer Work and Travel visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to work for a period of time as outlined by Loews Hotels.  Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States.  Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.

Let Yummy Jobs take you on an amazing adventure to Chicago in summer 2018...

 

Application Dates

  • Applications for the Loews Hotel at Chicago for summer 2017 are now closed, and will re-open for Summer 2018 during September 2017.
  • Applicants are required to be available for the full program dates in order to be considered. The program runs from June - September each year (specific dates to be confirmed).

Interviewing Process

  • Pre-screen interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team take place during November for positions the following summer. Applicants will be required to attend a presentation and interview session with the Yummy Jobs Team at one of multiple U.K recruitment events.
  • Final interviews with Loews international recruitment will take place during January.

Please note, all dates are subject to change

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To participate in the Summer Work Travel USA program with the Loews Hotel in Chicago, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be currently enrolled in full time education within the U.K or Ireland, studying towards a foundation or undergraduate degree.
  • Have successfully completed at least one full semester of study before the program commences. Candidates can also participate on this program immediately following their final year of study.
  • Have previous work experience in Food and Beverage Service or Culinary Arts
  • Be available for the full program duration. The program runs from June - September each year.
  • Live in the housing provided by Yummy Jobs for the duration of the program.
  • Be willing to share a bedroom with one or two other program participants.
  • Participate in cultural exchange activities during the program.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility for the program please contact a member of the Yummy Jobs Team!

Participants on the Loews Hotels International Program will be required to submit the following fees. 

Please note all fees are subject to change and may change without notice:

Program Fees

Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, SEVIS Fee and support £895.00 GBP (please note this program includes a pre-arranged job and pre-arranged housing)

Additional Fees for Summer 2017:

  • Criminal Background Check Fee - £80.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee - $160.00 USD
  • Courier delivery of passport - Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Return flight to the United States - £300 to £600 GBP

Post-Arrival Fees:

  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

Please note that you will be booked onto a group flight into Chicago by the Yummy Travel Team.  This is a mandatory requirement of the program to ensure a safe and successful arrival into the USA.  Upon arrival into the United States you will be greeted by a Yummy Jobs Team and provided transportation assistance to your accommodation*

Participants will be required to pay a weekly housing rate which will be payroll deducted from your Loews pay check.  Housing will be located within close proximity to the work place and will be accessible by walking and/or public transportation.

*A transportation fee will be charged to transfer participants to housing.  Pricing for Summer 2017 has recently changed.

Relax in Chic, Contemporary Hotel Rooms & Suites

City sophistication meets convenience and relaxation in each of Loews Chicago Hotel’s accommodations in the downtown district. Featuring 400 luxury rooms and deluxe suites, our impeccable accommodations on Magnificent Mile make ours the most coveted luxury destination in Downtown Chicago.

With floor-to-ceiling windows framing some of the best views in the city, our room décor is chic and streamlined, inspired by the building blocks of the city itself. Wall coverings and carpet in a soothing dove gray are accented with shades of ivory, chocolate, charcoal and tweed, creating a stylish yet soothing environment. From spacious work desks to free in-room Wi-Fi to flat-screen Smart TVs, the best modern amenities are at your fingertips.

Plan the Perfect Chicago Event

As one of the city’s newest properties, Loews Chicago Hotel is an obvious choice for your next corporate event, meeting or wedding. Our 29,000 square feet of meeting space is both stylish and modern—but we’re proud to say we offer more than just good looks.

Our two ballrooms (with pre-function areas), 11 meeting rooms, 9,000-square-foot terrace and our three dedicated meeting planner offices are all as functional as they are sleek. Factor in our award-winning Loews catering and meeting services and you have the makings of a picture-perfect event, no matter how many attendees you’re hosting.

Our seasoned Meeting Specialists can help with everything from entrée suggestions and meeting promotion to one-of-kind décor. Whether you’re planning a board meeting for 15, a social gathering for 50 or a product launch for 600, Loews Chicago has the perfect space.

Dining in the Windy City

Chicago has long been known for its pizza and its Chicago-style hot dogs. But in recent years, the city has enjoyed a culinary renaissance. We're proud to say that Loews Chicago Hotel is part of that movement, with the debut of Rural Society from Iron Chef Jose Garces. This contemporary Argentine steakhouse pays homage to the high-quality steaks and other grilled meats cooked on the parrilla (grill), and offers pasta, charcuterie and Argentine pizza.

For lighter bites, paired with refreshing craft cocktails, wine and beer, guests can visit ETA, our lobby lounge designed for convenient socializing and relaxing fireside. And when the weather's right, there's no better place to raise a glass than our seasonal rooftop bar, Streeterville Social.

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Program Terms & Conditions

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be currently enrolled in full time education within the U.K or Ireland, studying towards a foundation or undergraduate degree.
  • Have successfully completed at least one full semester of study before the program commences. Candidates can also participate on this program immediately following their final year of study.
  • Have previous work experience in Food and Beverage Service or Culinary Arts
  • Be available for the full program duration. The program runs from June - September each year.
  • Live in the housing provided by Yummy Jobs for the duration of the program.
  • Be willing to share a bedroom with one or two other program participants.
  • Participate in cultural exchange activities during the program.