Program Summary

GET READY TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR AN AMAZING SUMMER EXPERIENCE IN CALIFORNIA! APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019 WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2018.


Immerse yourself into a fantastic Work and Travel experience in California, USA for Summer 2019. Located off the coast of California on the beautiful Santa Catalina Island, on this program you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of positions and experience unique cultural exchange.
 
The Island Ventures company comprises of 3 Retail stores, Food and Beverage locations and 2 boutique hotels. Island Ventures retail stores offer an extensive array of high-quality apparel, accessories, and gifts, featuring big brands and exclusive Catalina Island merchandise. The hotels provide guests with world-class facilities and a fantastic environment in which to savor all that Catalina Island has to offer.

Let Yummy Jobs take you on an amazing adventure to California over Summer 2019... #MYYUMMYSTORY

Imagine spending your summer break from university living the Californian Dream... You can do just that with our Island Ventures Resort Program! On this program, participants will spend their summer on Catalina Island, CA, working in one of the following positons:

  • Quick Service Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Hotel Front Desk (for applicants with prior experience)

Participants will be paid an hourly wage of $10.50 USD per hour and will be guaranteed at least 32 hours of work per week, however typical schedules can be between 35-45 hours per week during peak times.

 

Company housing is provided for all participants for the duration of the program, and will cost $100.00 USD per week (automatic payroll deduction). The housing is fully-furnished, shared apartments. Participants will be required to share a room with between 1-3 other program participants, depending upon the size of the room. There is no transportation on the island; housing is located a short-walk to local ammenities and all work locations (maximum 20-minute walk).

There are plenty of opportunities to engage in cultural exchange activities on the island during your time off, including island safari excursions, zip lining and dolphin boat tours. Based off the coast of L.A, participants will also be able to explore everything California has to offer during their days off, making this program the perfect mix of working, travelling... and having fun!

TO PARTICIPATE ON THE SUMMER WORK AND TRAVEL PROGRAM WITH ISLAND VENTURES, 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.

APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications for the Island Ventures 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. 

INTERVIEWING PROCESS

  • 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.
  • If successful, candidates will then be invited to a final interview with a member of the Island Ventures team via Skype.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change

 

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Participants on the Island Ventures Resort International Program will be required to submit the following fees:

PROGRAM FEE

£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 = $150.00 USD (paid upon arrival - $100.00 USD refundable upon check-out)

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = $100.00 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.