Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Aug 2022, and closing very soon.
Level up your career in hospitality, tourism or hotel management with work experience in the USA! Secure a paid internship with prestigious 4 or 5-star hotels and explore iconic destinations in your time off.
Obtain impressive and valuable skills that will make your resume/CV shine. Most travellers start planning 6-12 months ahead and dates are flexible, so start planning with just a deposit today!
You’ll be placed at a 4 or 5-star hotel (or a top restaurant for some culinary placements) in the US that is bound to look incredible on your resume/CV. You can earn up to $18USD per hour (plus tips if applicable) while gaining invaluable skills to further your career.
We will organise your coveted J1 visa sponsorship through our US partner office, authorised by the US Department of State.
Receive the expertise from our well-versed team who’ll help you apply for and validate your J1 visa prior to leaving. This is your ticket to being allowed to legally work in the USA! Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, travel insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Arrive in style with a private transfer to take you straight from the nearest airport to your placement or initial accommodation.
During your trip, we’ll give you 5 nights to stay in a 4-bed hostel anywhere in America, so you can keep travelling on us.
Rest assured that in the unusual event that something happens to you during your placement, you are covered for medical care in the US. (General travel insurance is still required)
We'll deliver a prepaid US SIM card to you before you go with unlimited national calls & texts, international SMS and 2GB of data for the first 3 months of your trip. Our in-country partner will help you set up your Social Security Number and bank account once you arrive.
You’ll arrive in the US completely prepared for the unexpected and knowing absolutely everything you have to know. From the legalities of your new role, to the arrival process when you get there. Having completed your online orientation, you’ll be ready to go.
If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, you’ll be provided with help to find the perfect home.
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.
Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.
The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?
Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more
To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
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Our USA Hotel Professional is designed to get you set up abroad as quickly and safely as possible. If you haven’t heard already, getting a visa to work in America isn’t easy. You can’t just fly over there and start working unless you have already secured yourself a placement through a registered US sponsor organisation. Our expert team takes care of all the stressful essentials you need to get set up overseas, from a US Government-approved visa sponsorship, to J-1 visa application advice, as well as unparalleled guidance and support on any questions you might have about working, living & travelling in the States. Simply, we’re here to ensure your transition to experiencing life in the USA is seamless.
You could be placed at 4 and 5-star hotels, or prestigious restaurants in sought after locations across the USA.
Touch down in the USA to begin your hospitality traineeship adventure. Your first week will vary greatly depending on who you have undertaken your traineeship with. If you’re with a hotel you will always start with an orientation class with the other new exchange participants & employees to the hotel. This is where you will learn about the hotel culture and what’s involved with your new role. If you have taken on a traineeship with a standalone restaurant you will be a lot more down to business. Meeting HR and who you’ll be working with, given a tour and a rundown of your role, then you’ll jump straight in!
You’re going to learn by doing. Diving headfirst into hospitality and learning the ins and outs of the business, all while earning in the top 3% of your chosen industry. At some point you may want to utilise any time off and go exploring. When that happens be sure to get in touch with us to book your included 5 nights of 4-bed hostel accommodation, anywhere in the US. Our team will be there for your support throughout your stay. Make sure you buzz our 24/7 Global Emergency Line if anything urgent pops up or if you need important information immediately. We’re always here to help you.
Land a traineeship learning everything there is to know around your speciality in the hospitality industry. You’ll work your way up while also making a great wage and great friends in the process! Located all across the country, here’s a list of the departments within our Partner Organisations you could find yourself working between.
From rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in Aspen, being the fuel behind the party in New Orleans to toe-tapping the night away in Nashville. We’ve got host companies dotted in the best spots around the USA, so you could find yourself working in any of these destinations.
Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.
If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.
If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.
As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!
Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!
But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.
Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.
In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!
*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.
The unexpected can happen sometimes. Can't travel right now? Swap your trip, gift it or save it for later with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee.
Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.