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Traveling to the U.S. to expand your career is a big, bold move. Learn more about what you can expect on your journey.

Basic Information

What is the J-1 Cultural Exchange Visa Program?

Who is the sponsor organization?

Who is the host employer?

What are the program fees, and what do they include?

Employment & Compensation

Will I be Paid?

What is the difference between an Intern and a Trainee?

What Positions are Available?

Is the Training Full Time?

What Hotel Brands can I train at?

Can I work a second job?

Housing, Lifestyle, and Travel

Does the hotel provide Accommodation?

Can I choose the location of my Program?

Can I travel when in the USA?

Can my spouse or child come with me?

Can I visit my home country during the Program?

Do I have to pay for my Flight to the USA?

Forms & Legal Information

Will I pay taxes?

What documents do I need to provide?

What is the DS-2019 form?

How long does the Process take?

Do I need Health Insurance?

How do I apply for a Social Security Card?

Will I be guaranteed a J-1 Cultural Exchange Visa?


Thank you for help with my J1 cultural Exchange Visa

Allow me to thank you once again for having given the opportunity to complete my J1 Exchange Training at your reputed organization. I also have to say, if it would not have been for Hospitality Placement USA, who assisted me right from the beginning until now in my VISA Process, I would not have been able to successfully secure my J1 Cultural Exchange Visa, which I did with no hassles at all.

Deepak Mishra

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.


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.

Kristal Joy Unico

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.

Ashok Saripalli

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

Kathrine Joy Sorongon

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

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

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.

Damien Welsh
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