The purpose of this chapter is to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations, and the contributions being made toward a peaceful and more fruitful life for people throughout the world; to promote international cooperation for educational and cultural advancement; and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world.

Programs

J-1 Programs

The J1 Internship gives current or recent graduates an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen career field. By means of a structured and guided "work-based" training, it aims to give international participants exposure to American techniques, methodologies, standards of service and the management style for which the US Luxury Hospitality is best known for.

J-1 Work and Travel Programs

The Summer "Work and Travel" program provides paid 'working holiday' opportunities throughout the U.S. territory. It takes place during your summer vacations from school and it gives you a chance to experience the culture and daily life in the U.S. We feel confident that your work & travel (working holiday) opportunities in the U.S. will greatly contribute to your lifelong personal and professional growth. The Summer Work & Travel program can last from 1 to 4 months. Extensions are not permitted.

All you need to participate is to be currently enrolled in a post-secondary academic institution and to be between the age of 18 and 35 years old.

Living in the USA

Completing a training program in a foreign country can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. The following suggestions are intended to help you adjust to the culture shock of living in the United States for an extended period. Be open-minded: expect that things will be done differently here than the way they are done in your home country. Give yourself time to adjust, adapt, and learn about how things are done in your host culture.