F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)


Are you an international student, holding an F-1 Visa and searching for a paid practical training position in the U.S.A.?

Our OPT Placement Program will provide you the opportunity to gain hands on experience as a foundation for a career in hospitality. Learn to enhance customer service skills and food and beverage knowledge plus experience and enjoy living and working in the USA!

Hospitality Placements USA has OPT full time positions for up to 12 months. All placements are paid and are available in our 4-star partner hotels and resorts located in cities across the US. We partner with renown Hotel Brands such as; Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton and other Luxury and Boutique Collection Hotels plus MANY more!

Our service includes:

  • Professional Resume tailored to the USA Hospitality Industry
  • Video Introduction presented to our hotel partners
  • Market resume/ video to our hotel partners and coordinate virtual interviews
  • Negotiate employment offer and provide offer letter and required documents from the employer
  • Access to tax refund services that will assist you in filing your taxes and claiming any portion of the taxes paid in the U.S. that are due back to you
  • Support for duration of OPT employment

HPUSA also offers our placement services to US residents and citizens seeking paid practical training opportunities to supplement their university studies.

ELIGIBILITY & BENEFITS


To be eligible for the OPT Program you must…

  • Hold a valid F-1 Student Visa and pursue a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree program.
  • Have written approval from your University to do a pre or post-completion OPT program
  • Complete and submit required documentation by the US Government and your University
  • Seek training employment related to your area of study

The benefits of the OPT Program are priceless…

  • Spend up to 12 months working in the US luxury hospitality industry
  • Gain practical training in major field of study and earn money all at the same time
  • Gain real-world job skills and career contacts
  • Improve your English and your confidence
  • Explore new places and learn about the American culture and way of life
  • Access to HPUSA Facebook Community and Alumni Group
Process

You will learn about the program by reading HPUSA website information. Complete the HPUSA Online Application and Resume and HPUSA will review your resume and other required documents to confirm eligibility. You will be able to ask us any questions you have while you’re working on completing your online application and uploading any required documents.

We will begin marketing your resume and scheduling Skype webcam interviews with potential hotel employers.

Upon receiving a paid position offer, we will provide you with the offer details and an official offer letter.

You will report your new job to the international office at your university and begin your employment for the duration of your OPT period.

Ready to start your OPT journey now?


We are eager to assist you secure a paid OPT placement in the USA. HPUSA will help you every step of the way to ensure your OPT employment is enjoyable and a once in a lifetime experience.

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Kitchen staff

YOU MADE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!

Thanks a lot for your support and guidance. You made my dream come true, ma’am. I have experienced first snow in Vernon, NJ, USA for the first time in my life. Thanks to HPUSA for guiding me all the way to my culinary journey in United States of America!! My training is going well. It’s very useful for me to make my career stronger and better. I am learning and experiencing many new things which I had not come across so far. Thank you HPUSA for providing me such a wonderful opportunity.

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I WAS AWARDED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AND SO HAPPY TO BE HERE IN THE US!

Dear Ms Emma,
I was awarded Employee of the month and so happy to be here in the US!. Thank you so much for all your support it making this happen. Thank you for your assistance. God Bless

Rheynacris Batingbakal
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I LOVE MY JOB AND MY HOTEL!

Thank you again for everything! I love my job and my hotel. This is a very good opportunity for me to learn, improve my skills, and improve myself. I appreciate this opportunity.

Guney Cakir
Interns

I’M VERY THANKFUL FOR SUPPORTING ME ALL THE WAY.

I would like to say thank you for giving me this opportunity, and helping me on my papers to get here. I’m glad that I met you, Miss Emma. I’m very thankful to you for being there for me and supporting me all the way I appreciate all what you’ve done. I’m finally here in America a dream come true. Take care always and God bless

Shervin Bey Baquiran
Two men with an award

I GIVE YOU AND HPUSA A FIVE STAR RATING.

I just want to thank you for this great opportunity. I’m in my first week of training now and I love it! People here at the Westin are really friendly and nice, and I’m learning a lot. I give you and HPUSA a five star rating. The managers are so welcoming, and he is helping me to learn more and keep up in the environment of international hospitality which is really superb.

Robert
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I WOULDN’T BE SUCCESSFUL IF NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR TEAM’S EFFORT.

Dear Ms. Emma,
Good news, I passed on my Embassy Interview and this wouldn’t be successful if not because of your team’s effort. Thank you so much and God bless

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THANK YOU FOR SUCH A REWARDING EXPERIENCE.

Thank you to HPUSA and your team for making my USA Internship experience so rewarding. I had so much fun and learnt a great deal at the Marriott San Diego. I’m looking forward to continuing my career growth back home.

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WE HAD A BLAST AND SO DID THEY!”

“These are some photos from the Sheboygan A’s baseball game that we took our cultural exchange participants to recently! We had a blast and so did they!”

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