APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2018. APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019 WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2018... WATCH THIS SPACE!
This amazing Summer Work and Travel program provides students with the opportunity to experience cultural exchange in Orlando, Florida, USA. As a participant on this program you will spend your summer working for a world leading hospitality brand, located at one of the five spectacular onsite Loews Hotels at the Universal Orlando® Resort. 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.
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On this program, you will spend your summer working in the heart of Orlando earning an hourly wage based on your job position. Participants will work in one of the following roles:
- Room Delivery Attendant
- Quick Service Food and Beverage Attendant
Participants will be paid an hourly wage depending upon role and/or location. This ranges from $6.00 USD - $8.10 USD per hour for tipped positions, and between $9.50 USD - $10.75 USD per hour for non-tipped positions. Participants will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week, however typical work schedules will be 38-45 hours per week.
Check out our "90 Seconds of Summer!" video from our Summer 2016 program participants!
Pre-arranged housing is provided by the Yummy Jobs Team for program participants. Accommodation costs will be automatically deducted from payroll and is fully inclusive of bills, Wi-Fi and grab-and-go breakfast daily. Housing is shared for the duration of the program, sharing with either one or two other program participants. Housing is located at maximum 2 miles from your working location and is accessible by foot, taxi/Uber or bus. Participants will be required to pay a housing pre-payment fee 6 weeks prior to program arrival (to be confirmed for Summer 2019).
Along with a great working experience at leading U.S Hotels, participants will be provided with a range of benefits throughout their program, inlcudng free admission to both the Universal Studios® and Island of Adventures® theme parks (passes issued upon receipt of Social Security card. This can take up to 4-weeks after arrival on the program), along with great discounts on merchandise, food and beverage and park admission tickets for family and friends.
Successful applicants will be given selected flight options to book onto a group flight into Orlando, Florida by the Yummy Travel Team at STA Travel. 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 the Yummy Jobs Team and transportation will be provided to your housing.
Participants on this 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.
LOEWS PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO®
Take a trip to the stunning seaside village of Portofino, Italy at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Luxurious rooms, authentic Italian specialties, and warm hospitality make your stay here a taste of what the Italians call la dolce vita — the sweet life. A re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside resort village, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is the premier luxury resort at Universal Orlando Resort, and has been honored among the finest hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine and Conde Nast Traveler.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel's 750 guest rooms and suites offer the epitome of European luxury and elegance with authentic Italian furnishings and marble accents, while also being equipped with all the latest amenities to combine the best of Portofino Italy's charm and romance with modern convenience. With impeccable and attentive service, an opulent spa, three themed swimming pools and exceptional dining, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel embodies the spirit of 'la dolce vita' — the sweet life.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is connected by a scenic waterway to sister on-site hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando®, as well as Universal Studios®, Universal's Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk®.
HARD ROCK HOTEL® AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO®
It's the perfect mix of funk and just plain fun. It's classy, yet totally casual. Lively, yet laid back. It's the coolest hotel in town, and you'll feel like you just stepped off the stage, surrounded with the music, style, and irreverent attitude of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Designed in a California mission-style architecture, Hard Rock Hotel embodies the soul, spirit and attitude of rock. The hotel's striking interiors are highlighted by a priceless collection of rare rock 'n' roll memorabilia throughout the public areas.
Each of Hard Rock Hotel's 650 guest rooms, including 29 suites, offers the perfect mix of funk, and just plain fun with entertainment center, stylish furnishings and rock n' roll artwork in every guest room. The vibes can be heard around the grounds, even under water at the pool, with music from the world's most popular artists.
Hard Rock Hotel's 6,000 square feet of function space harmonizes with the eclectic mix of rock music and memorabilia throughout the hotel. Hard Rock Hotel is connected by a scenic waterway to sister on-site hotels Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®, as well as Universal Studios®, Universal's Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk®.
LOEWS ROYAL PACIFIC RESOIRT AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO®
Here you'll explore an island of comfort, style and sophistication at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Experience the wonder of such island paradises as Fiji, Bali and Hawaii. From lush landscaping to the white sandy beach of the lagoon-style swimming pool, you'll be surrounded by the tantalizingly exotic. Sail away to the exotic isles of the South Seas at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Each of the hotel's 1,000 guest rooms, including 51 suites, exudes the warmth and charm of the islands with bamboo accents, colorful linens and furniture that reflects the beauty of the tropics, while also featuring all the latest modern conveniences for the utmost in comfort.
From the sparkling waterfalls and exquisite wood carvings, to the pristine white sand of the lagoon-style swimming pool, to the variety of dining options — including Emeril's Tchoup Chop and the weekly Wantilan Luau — Loews Royal Pacific Resort is an island of tropical pleasures set in the midst of a universe of excitement.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort is connected by a scenic waterway to sister on-site hotels Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando®, as well as Universal Studios®, Universal's Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk®.
UNIVERSAL'S CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the largest on-site hotel at Universal Orlando® Resort. The hotel splashes back to the iconic beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s era for endless family fun. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort features a total of 1,800 themed guest rooms, including 900 standard rooms that sleep up to four, plus 900 spacious family suites that accommodate up to six. Recreational offerings include two zero-entry pools with interactive kids play areas and a lazy river with waterfalls, a 10-lane bowling alley, physical fitness studio, and game arcade. Dining options include a food court, two pool bars, lobby bar, coffee shop, pizza delivery and a casual restaurant located inside the bowling alley.
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is connected by walking paths and shuttle bus service to Universal Studios®, Universal's Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk®.
TO PARTICIPATE ON THE SUMMER WORK AND TRAVEL PROGRAM WITH LOEWS HOTELS, CANDIDATES 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.
- Be available for the full program duration. The program runs from June - September each year.
- Participate in cultural exchange activities during the program.
- Applications for the Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort Program for Summer 2019 will open in September 2018.
- Applicants are required to be available for the full program dates in order to be considered. The program runs from June - September each year.
- Interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place from November 2018 for positions over Summer 2019. Applicants will be required to attend an interview via Skype with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team.
Please note, all dates are subject to change
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Participants on the Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando® Resort International Program will be required to submit the following fees:
£895.00 GBP = Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of Visa Sponsorship, Medical Insurance, SEVIS Fee, Pre-arrival and Arrivals Support, Pre-arranged Job and Pre-arranged Housing.
ADDITIONAL FEES FOR SUMMER 2019
- Criminal Background Check fee = £85.00 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 (approximately)
- Housing pre-payment = TBC (this is a down payment which helps to lower the weekly rent cost and secures housing for the summer)
POST ARRIVAL FEES
- Weekly accommodation costs = $150.00 USD per week (automatic payroll deduction)
- Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended
Please note, all fees are subject to change and may change without notice. Prices stated above are correct for Summer 2018 arrivals.