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J1 Work and Travel


What is a J1 Work and 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 break. The exposure to American work, life, and language furthers knowledge and understanding of different cultures, and broadens the horizon of their future.

What better way to learn about American Culture, but by fully embracing it yourself!


To participate in the Work & Travel USA, program you must be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 28
  • A full-time university student actively pursuing a degree or other full-time course of study at an accredited institution
  • Proficient in spoken and written English

Have a sponsor/agency to receive a DS2019 form.



Hospitality Services Group is proud to embrace the spirit of the J1 visa program. We enjoy being able to provide the educational experience the J1 Visa Program brings, where we can show that the social interaction, the strong work ethics, and cultural aspects 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 & 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.