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COVID-19

At Yummy Jobs we want to make your international experience as streamlined as possible but sometimes there are occasions that can fall out of our control. Below you will find the latest updates collated from YJ and the hotels that we work with in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
 

Last updated: 08.04.2020, 14:30
 
 
Disney International Programs
 
- The Disney Academic Exchange Program 2020 is due to go ahead as planned. This may be subject to change or delays.
 
- The Disney Cultural Exchange Program 2020 has been cancelled. The Disney International Programs team have reached out to all participants with further information. If you have not yet heard from Disney please get in touch with the Yummy Jobs team.
 
- Disney's Cultural Representative Program is due to go ahead as planned for all participants with start dates on July 20th and onwards. If your Program was due to commence before July 20th you will have received direct communication from the Disney International Programs team regarding the next steps. Current Cultural Representative Program participants are required to vacate Disney Housing and return home by April 17th. Invitations to return will be discussed in the coming weeks as the situation unfolds. 
 

 
J1 6 and 12-month programs
 
Current Participants
Following the advice of our visa sponsor partners, Yummy Jobs is advising all current participants on the J1 Intern/Trainee Program to return home. The health, safety and wellbeing of our participants is our number one priority and with borders rapidly closing we are advising students to act fast. Once a flight has been booked please inform the visa sponsor and Yummy Jobs.
 
As it stands, there is the potential option to return to the US until the end date on your DS-2019 form. This is subject to change but please keep in touch with the Yummy Jobs team and your visa sponsor.
 
Future Participants
At present, the earliest we will be able to have participants arrive in the USA to begin their Program will be June 1st 2020. This is subject to change. If your Program was due to begin after June 1st 2020 then we are continuing as normal and excited to have you arrive as planned. If you have any specific questions please do let the Yummy Jobs team know.
 
- On 14.03.20 the US Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs suspended the J1 Visa Programme for a period of 60 days. The decision will be reviewed after the suspension, with a possible 30-day extension.
 

 
Summer Work Travel
There currently are travel restrictions in place from the UK and Ireland to the USA and the US Embassy is closed for non-immigrant visa applications.
 
As the Summer Programs are due to start in June, we remain optimistic that the travel ban will be lifted in time for you to enjoy your Summer in the USA as planned.
 
Loews at the Universal Orlando Resort Summer Work & Travel Program has been deferred to Summer 2021.
 
 
- On 14.03.20 the US Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs suspended the J1 Visa Programme for a period of 60 days. The decision will be reviewed after the suspension, with a possible 30-day extension.
 
If anything changes, the Yummy Jobs Team will update you, and in the meantime don’t hesitate to reach out to alexis@yummyjobs.com.
 

 
To find out more information:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england