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J1 Visa Program

The J1 visa allows students and professionals the opportunity to learn more about their industry in the USA through a cultural exchange training program. This is especially helpful for workers in the hospitality industry as the USA is at the very forefront of hospitality innovation and professionality. Best of all, unlike similar traineeships across the globe, a J1 trainee will be required by law to earn, on average, the same as their American counterparts.

The process of getting a traineeship in the USA can be daunting, time-consuming, and confusing, this is why Placement International is here to help you through, not just being hired in a luxurious hotel or Michelin star restaurant in the USA, but also throughout your visa process to secure your J1 Visa! 

J-1 Visa Bridge USA Overview

The purpose of the J-1 visa Bridge USA program is to provide international participants with opportunities for professional development, insight into the American know-how in the field of training, and a greater understanding of American society and culture. J-1 visa Bridge USA interns and trainees are expected to share the cross-cultural and professional knowledge that they have gained in the US upon return to their home country at the end of their training. The J-1 program is also intended to allow American citizens to learn about the culture and expertise of the participant’s home country.

Placement International’s visa service is available to participants in the Intern and Trainee department listed below:

  • Culinary
  • Pastry
  • Hotel Management
  • Rooms Division
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Admin Positions
  • Events / MICE
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • IT – Information Technology Specialist


  • Participate in a training program for up to 12 or 18 months
  • Obtain a Social Security number
  • Obtain a U.S. driver’s license
  • Earn an income

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