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Program Summary

Yummy Jobs have partnered up with San Diego State University to offer this one-of-a-kind work-study experience. Join world-class education with a world-renowned hospitality training provider.
 
Our Hospitality Programs in the USA provide university students and young professionals with the opportunity to train in the United States for a period of up to 12 months. They allow participants access to some of the finest hospitality brands in the world, providing a unique insight into business practices that make the United States the ultimate hospitality destination for guests from all over the world.
 
 
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On this program, you will pursue a two-week educational and cultural experience with SDSU where you will stay on-campus and be provided with enrichment classes to further your learning. This short course will cover;
 
  • USA Culture
  • Fundamentals of Hospitality
  • English Language
 
After this enriching educational experience, you will go on to train on a rotational program in one of the following departments.
 
Rooms division
On a rooms division program you will be exposed to all elements of hotel rooms division operations. During this rotational role, you are provided with training in guest services, concierge and front desk.
 
Food and Beverage
On a food and beverage program you will be exposed to all elements of all food and beverage operations. During this rotational role, you are provided with training in resort dining, in-room dining, fine dining, events and banqueting, and a la carte dining. 
 
Culinary Arts
On a culinary arts program you will be exposed to all elements of all culinary arts operations. During this rotational role, you are provided with training in fine dining, pastry and chocolate, Garde manger, and events and banqueting.
San Diego State University, a truly global learning community, is an ideal place to begin your international education. SDSU's size, diversity, and academic reputation have made it one of America's major universities.  SDSU is the most established and largest university in the San Diego region (third largest in California), and impacts every aspect of life here like no other institution in the community.
 
 
 
 
SDSU has noteworthy programs in many fields, including business administration, engineering, public health, telecommunications, and public administration.  It is also home to the largest library in the California State University System.  As part of SDSU, the American Language Institute (ALI) is able to offer its student's many benefits, including those listed below.
  • ALI students can enrol in university-level classes as well as ALI English classes, depending on the student's program and English level.  Qualified students can earn college credit for these classes without going through the SDSU admissions process.
  • American Language Institute students have many of the same privileges as degree-seeking SDSU students, including access to the campus bookstore, library, cafeterias, restaurants, SDSU Health Services Center and campus sports activities and clubs.  Students receive free membership to the Aztec Recreations Center, a 23,000-square-meter state-of-the-art gym.  Gym membership includes the use of the new tennis courts, an Olympic size swimming pool, racquetball facilities, a climbing wall, dance classes, and a bowling alley.  Students may also learn to surf, sail, water ski and windsurf at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, the world's largest instructional waterfront facility.
SDSU offering bachelor's degrees in 81 fields, master's degrees in 73 and doctoral degrees in 20, is home to top-ranking programs in business, psychology, biology, geography, education, social work, speech-language, public administration, and many other fields of study.
 

 
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Studying with San Diego State University is an amazing experience.  From an exciting academic course to cultural exchange experiences this program will set you up for future success.

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

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak conversational to fluent English.
  • Be available for 6/12-month contract.
  • Be currently enrolled in full-time education at a University outside of the United States.
  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree in Hospitality, Tourism, or Culinary Arts OR have graduated from these studies no more than 12 months prior to your program start date.

 

APPLICATION DATES
  • Applications for the SDSU Experience for 2020 are open.
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 6 or 12-month contract in order to be considered.
INTERVIEWING PROCESS
  • Interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place via Skype or on-campus. Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via Skype with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.​
​Please note, all dates are subject to change
 
 
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Participants on the SDSU Experience will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of an offer):

PROGRAM FEE

12 MONTHS

$8,500.00 USD package price includes; 

  • 12-month full visa sponsorship 
  • Medical insurance
  • SEVIS fee 
  • Domestic flight from San Diego to U.S training location
  • Pre-arrival support
  • Pre-arranged work program

6 MONTHS

$5,200.00 USD package price includes; 

  • 6-month full visa sponsorship 
  • Medical insurance
  • SEVIS fee 
  • Domestic flight from San Diego to U.S training location
  • Pre-arrival support
  • Pre-arranged work program

 

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2020

  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies
  • Two-week homestay in San Diego = $600-$1000 USD

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = Varies
  • 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 2020 arrivals.