WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY?

BridgeUSA is a visitor exchange program that allows students and professionals from all over the world to work and learn in the United States with the goal of exchanging cultural values and gaining important knowledge.

If you are a student, graduate or young professional in the hospitality or culinary industries, a J-1 Cultural Exchange program can help you broaden your skills. You can experience new cultures while learning more in your industry. This experience is invaluable for your career.

How can we help you on your journey?

What is a J-1 visa program?

A J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows a student, recent graduate or young professional to stay in the United States for the duration of the visitor exchange program. Examples of people who may be eligible for the J-1 visa program are:

  •  Students
  • Interns
  • Trainees
  • Graduates 
  • Young Professionals

Getting a J-1 visa and participating in the BridgeUSA program is a once in a wonderful opportunity for people all over the world to receive knowledge and hands-on practical experience in their chosen field.

J-1 visa program requirements

You may be eligible for a J-1 work, training, or internship visa in the USA if you:

  •         Participate in a program of training and cultural enrichment designed by the U.S. Department of State.
  •         Have sufficient money to cover your expenses while participating in the program in the United States. 
  •         Your knowledge of the English language should be sufficient to participate in the chosen exchange program.

If you meet all the requirements, you may apply for a J-1 visa with Hospitality Placements USA.

How To Apply for an Internship In the USA

To obtain a J-1 visa, Hospitality Placements USA will submit Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status and assist you in applying for the visa through your local U.S. Department of State, Embassy, or Consulate.  

Benefits of the J-1 visa program

The main benefits of the J-1visa program include:

  •         Ability to gain skills that you can’t obtain in your country
  •         Exchange cultural and professional knowledge with others in your industry
  •         Gain significant learning and working experience

People who participate in the J-1 visa program get an opportunity to climb the career ladder in their own country.  

J-1 visa internship in the USA

J-1 visa program offers an excellent opportunity for internship in the USA for international students and graduates. Being an intern in the USA is highly beneficial for students and graduates who prepare to work in a specific industry.

To qualify for such an internship in the USA, you need to pursue studies in a post-secondary academic institution outside the USA or graduate from this type of institution no more than a year before the start of the program.

The key benefit of paid internships in the USA in is for foreigners is to gain practical experience that helps them achieve new industry heights at home. In order not to miss any classes, you can return to your studies after your J-1 visa internship. 

J-1 traineeship in the USA

J-1 traineeship is a training program that helps foreign professionals gain exposure in American culture and gain a structured training program in the U.S. luxury hospitality industry.

To qualify for a J-1 traineeship, you need to have a degree from an international post-secondary academic institution and one year of related work experience in your field outside the U.S.A. Alternatively, you need to have worked outside the U.S.A. for five years in the industry for which you need training.

The BridgeUSA J-1 visa program for internship and traineeship covers different fields including hospitality and tourism, business,  and many more. By learning more about this opportunity, you can simplify the process and enjoy all the benefits of the program.

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A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND PERSONAL GROWTH

A journey of self-discovery and personal growth filled with unforgettable memories is what foreign exchange all about. I am so truly thankful for this experience; it has changed me forever. Living in a different country has opened my eyes. I learned to accept, and to be respected. I learned to be responsible, and to be careful. I learned to be friendly, and to be polite. Most of all, I learned how to live and realized that adventure was the best way to learn. An Exchange is an experience, never to be forgotten.

Alexandria M.

I REALLY ENJOYED CELEBRATING 4TH OF JULY IN NYC

“I really enjoyed celebrating 4th of July in NYC and watching the beautiful fireworks. I also had the opportunity to play in a baseball game. It was so much fun! I am learning so many new things and developing my skills in the hospitality industry thanks to the HPUSA Cultural Exchange Visitors program.”

Veronika S.

SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

“I was given the opportunity to visit “Hacienda Patron”, Patron Tequila’s Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. I was able to learn more about tequila and meet some new friends. Such a wonderful experience!”

Keir James E

I AM VERY THANKFUL TO HPUSA FOR MAKING ONE OF MY DREAMS A REALITY.

I am very thankful to HPUSA for making one of my dreams a reality. I have matured so much and learned how to be independent. I have visited a lot of great artworks and structures that I can show to my family and friends in my home country. For me, my internship is my stepping stone to make myself become productive and be more ready of what will I become in the future. I have gained a lot of experience and learned so much that I will apply in my future career plans. I am just very thankful for everything. Thank you so much for all of the support! HPUSA is the best

Vannelaine R.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

Thank you for everything! I appreciate all of your help throughout my HPUSA J1 Cultural Exchange Program! This was an awesome experience in the USA! I had a great host company and learned so much from training at this hotel. Thank you Hospitality Placements for this opportunity, I really appreciate it!

Dave M.

TRULY AN EXPERIENCE WORTH LIVING.

The HPUSA J1 Cultural Exchange program was a great way for me to expand the training I started in my home country. Experiencing American culture and advance training in the Hospitality Industry was truly an experience worth living. I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to HPUSA for making my dream a reality!

Stephen F.

THANK YOU HPUSA FOR THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!

“We took a train to Miami and it was my first time riding a train. It was fun and very convenient. We stopped at Wynwood and took pictures of many colorful murals. The street artists did a great job! Thank you HPUSA for this wonderful opportunity!”

Regene Ann R.

THANK YOU SO MUCH HPUSA FOR GIVING US THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

“We came here to build our skills to our chosen field and it has helped us a lot! They help us to develop our skills, knowledge, character and to deal with the different people in the hospitality industry! We have experienced different cultures and got a chance to travel different states. We united as one big family and this is only some of the pictures of our memorable moments that we will treasure forever! Thank you so much HPUSA for giving us this great opportunity!”

Marriott Pennsylvania Interns

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST EXPERIENCE!

“This has been the best experience! I enjoy being part of the Cultural Exchange Visitor Program because I have experienced training internationally, got to learn and appreciate the American culture, to be independent, and to improve and share my knowledge of the hospitality industry?. Thank you HPUSA for assisting with placement with the best host company! It feels amazing that my hard work has been recognized and being rewarded for the efforts that I put in. You are all awesome!”

Kristina A.

THANK YOU HPUSA FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY..

“Thank you HPUSA for giving me the opportunity to experience a wonderful Cultural Exchange Visitor Program.”

Benjie P.

I WANT THANK THE HPUSA TEAM FOR HELPING ME FIND GREAT PLACEMENT

“I want thank the HPUSA team for helping me find great placement in the USA and supporting me throughout the Cultural Exchange program. I have enjoyed my tenure with the hotel and am so grateful for the experience. It was really a great opportunity in advancing my career and broadening my knowledge of the hospitality industry.”

Sharlene F