Are you eligible for the J1 Visa?

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 INTERN or TRAINEE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

  • Speak fluent English.

  • Be available for the full length of the contract.

  • Be currently enrolled in full-time education at a University outside of the United States.

  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree in Culinary Arts, Tourism, Hospitality or Events related subject OR have graduated from these studies no more than 12 months prior to your program start date.

  • Be a graduate from an undergraduate degree in Culinary Arts,  Tourism, Hospitality or Events related subject PLUS at least one year of related work experience in this industry. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 

  • If you have not studied at University level, you must have at least five-years full time work experience in the tourism/hospitality/events industry to qualify. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States.