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What is the HSG J1 Visa Program?

HSG J1 Visa Program empowers employers to promote real cultural exchange across continents. The program positively enhances the lives of future professionals across borders while strengthening overseas networks to partner companies and clients.

What is the J1 Visa Work & Travel Program?

HSG’s Work and Travel Program allows foreign college and university students to gain exposure to U.S culture while receiving hands on working experience during their Summer/Winter breaks approximately three months . The exposure to American work, life, and language enhances knowledge and understanding of different cultures and broadens the horizon of their future.

What is the J1 Intern Program?

HSG’s J1 Intern Program is designed to allow foreign college and university students and recent graduates to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive hands on experience in the U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field for up to twelve months.

What is the J1 Trainee Program?

HSG’s J1 Trainee Program is designed to allow foreign professional OR PROFESSIONALS AND graduates to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and receive training in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field for up to twelve months.

Why should we work with HSG?

Through the vast experience of HSG executing the J1 Visa program, we know how to drive positive employee engagement for our J1 Visa participants.  Through our cultural programming and motivational platform, we can address the core needs in a manner that drives better work productivity for our partners.  HSG is committed to communication, compliance, and workplace follow-through. We are connecting the excitement of the journey to work with performance resulting outstanding employees to our partners. Here at HSG, we believe that focusing on the travel, living, and cultural aspects of our program results in our students showing up on time, ready to work, and eager to perform.

Hospitality Services Group is proud to embrace the spirit of the J1 visa program. We enjoy fostering the educational experience the J1 Visa Program brings, where we can show that social interaction, strong work ethics, and cultural integration are the keys to success.

When a J1 student is employed with HSG, they receive a 5-star Cultural experience. HSG’s Students participate in the fully customized HSG Cultural Experience Program. This is a 3-month progressive plan based on the city and state of the property location. Students can win tickets and prizes for sporting events, local museums, restaurants, and cultural destinations through attendance, positive work feedback, and just by getting out to explore. The HSG “Treasure Hunt” is designed to ensure a positive experience for our students while they navigate America and the local culture, customs, and history of the city they live in.

This customized program not only allows our students to take time to experience the U.S. but provides an opportunity for the executive managers of the properties to give back, should they have the ability, through donating property specific prizes or just being a part of a treasure hunt clue.  HSG subsidizes this program with tickets and prizes designed to ensure the students experience U.S. and it’s its local culture, customs, people, and history.

HSG serves as the employer holding all financial and legal responsibilities of the J1 Work & Travel employees. We are responsible for complying(or compliance) with the Department of State regulations for the program, including housing and culture activities.

Hospitality Services Group provides the following support as the employer and support to include:

  • On-boarding
  • Payroll and Payroll Taxes
  • Workman’s Compensation Coverage
  • Weekly Pay
  • Payroll Deductions
  • Housing and Transportation Logistics
  • Manage communication and compliance with the State Department guidelines
  • Provide welcoming package and gatherings for J1 participants
  • Plan activities outside of work that expose J1 participants to U.S. culture
  • Social Security Appointment
  • Banking information and appointment
  • HSG scheduling team available to support seven days a week
  • HSG customer service support seven days a week
  • Provide internship training manual for work site
  • Manage internship rotation during program​​

Our screening process is compliant through Department of State regulations, Embassy and Visa interview processes. HSG also conducts in-person interviews in home countries of the applicants work experience, professionalism and job specific skill levels.