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J1 Programs with Loews

This amazing intern and training program provides international students with the opportunity to experience cultural exchange and on the job training in St Pete’s Beach, Florida, USA.  As a participant on the program you will spend 12 months working for a world leading hospitality brand.  During this program you will train at the spectacular Loews DonCesar Hotel located at the beautiful St Pete’s Beach, on Florida's Gulf Coast.  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 on the Loews DonCesar J-1 Program will rotate throughout a variety of hospitality functions including; Food and Beverage, Rooms Division and Culinary Arts.  The program will provide you with an overall insight into a premium hospitality operation.  During your program you will train for a guaranteed 32 hours per week over a 12 month period.  In addition you will be paid an hourly rate for your training hours.

Participants on the program will be required to obtain a J-1 Intern or Trainee visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to train 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 St Pete's Beach in 2015…

  • Applications are open for this amazing program.

All dates are subject to change at any time.  Please "like" our Facebook page for up to date information on this program

Participants on the Loews Hotels DonCesar program will be required to submit the following fees.

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

Program Fees

12 Month Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance and support £2,200.GBP
•Criminal Background Check Fee £80.00 GBP
•U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee £90.00 GBP
•U.S. SEVIS Fee £105.00 GBP
•Courier delivery of passport - Free to £30.00 GBP
•Return flight to the United States - Varies
•4 weeks of housing rent to secure apartment

Post-Arrival Fees
•Additional supporting funds between $350.00 USD to $750.00 USD

Eligibility Requirements for J-1 Interns

In order to qualify for this particular designation of the J-1 visa you must be:

•A foreign national who is currently enrolled full-time in a degree or certificate granting post secondary academic institution outside the United States and should be pursuing studies in the Hospitality or Tourism sector.

•Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to your exchange visitor program start date
•All participants must possess sufficient proficiency in English to participate on the program

Eligibility Requirements for J-1 Trainees

In order to qualify for this particular designation of the J-1 visa you must be:

•A foreign national who has either a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in your occupational field.  This experience must have been acquired outside of the United States

•Five years of work experience in your occupational field acquired outside the United States
•All participants must posess sufficient proficiency in English to participate on the program

Welcome to the Pink Palace

Opened at the height of the Gatsby Era in 1928, Loews Don CeSar Hotel has been welcoming guests for nearly a century. Now it’s your turn. Our Pink Palace is the place on Florida’s Gulf Coast to do it all—or perhaps nothing at all. 

From high society’s playground to starring on the silver screen to gulf coast icon, Loews Don CeSar boasts a long and storied history. Distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald once frolicked here. We’ve served in the Great War—and served guests just like you for decades. With sugar-fine beaches, blazing sunsets, a world-class spa, and two heated pools, it seems you really can have it all. More than a history lesson, The Don is a study in epic style.

Apply now and experience an amazing training program.

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Program Terms & Conditions

  • Participants must qualify for the J-1 Intern or Trainee visa Participants must be studying or have graduated with a degree in hospitality, tourism or events management
  • Participants must be available from September 2017 for a period of 12 months
  • Participants are required to source housing for their program, Yummy Jobs will provide housing options
  • Participants are guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week during the program
  • Participants must exit the United States following the program end date