USA - Hospitality Internships Abroad
HOSPITALITY- Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants. Placements are available in Star Hotels [Luxury, 5 star, 4 star and 3 star] – Participants have been placed in JW Marriot, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott’s, Intercontinental, Canyon Ranch, Radisson,Sofitel, etc.
ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNSHIP (DURATION 3-12 MONTHS)
Must be related to the field of study.
Practical and functional command of English language.
Must be post-secondary (after STD XII) students currently enrolled OR
Who have completed their course in the last one year.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CAREER TRAINING (DURATION 3 – 18 MONTHS)
Must be related to the field of study or experience.
Practical and functional command of English language.
Must have a university degree or professional certificate from an institution AND at least one year of additional related experience outside of the U.S after completion of course OR
Trainees will be allowed to stay in the US for up to 18 months, with the exception of Hospitality trainees who are limited to programs of 12 months or less. Trainees who will be pursuing training in business management at a hotel will be allowed to train for up to 18 months. The Training program will be repeatable after a gap of two years.
There is no limit to the number of times a person may participate in a training or internship program as long as they continue to meet the selection criteria. The training or internship must not duplicate the participants prior work experience or training. It must expand upon their previous knowledge and skills.
Opportunity to get training in an American company & understand their corporate way of life.
Helps in professional development
Learn about the latest developments in your field.
Global Exposure – get experience in an international environment.
Cultural Exchange – make friends with candidates coming from various countries.
Stipend will be at least the minimum wages specified by the US government, currently US$ 7.25 per hour but usually participants earn US$ 1,200 – 2,500 per month.
Rs. 195,000 – 290,000
Visa Fees – Rs. 10,500 approx.
SEVIS Fees – Rs. 10,800 approx.
Airfare (return) – Rs. 80,000 approx.
Other living expenses like transportation, housing, meals, personal expenses, etc.
All housing cost has to be paid by the participant.
The average time required to locate intern/trainee position in the All Inclusive program is about 6 months from the date of submission of application kit and 1st Installment of the US Company.
A participant, who has been given a placement offer of a minimum of 30 hours / week; confirming to the description given in this program information flyer, will be considered placed. Once placed, no request for canceling the program will be entertained and no amount will be refunded.
Star hotels frequently recruit a substantial number of candidates at one time, but the candidates are selected by the Host Company and Kareer Krafters India Pvt. Ltd. does not and cannot influence this decision. Cancellation of program due to not being selected along with their friends will not be entertained. Participation in this program is for professional reasons and for enhancing career prospects.
Participants are required to be flexible regarding geographical area of placement, type of placement and type of host company.
A candidate can train only at the location given in the training plan. Working in different or additional location is illegal and can result in deportation and / or fines and / or imprisonment
In the hospitality industry, placements are classified as tipped position (waiters/servers, bellman, bartenders) and non-tipped positions (kitchen, housekeeping, etc.) Minimum wage prescribed by the US government is $ 7.25 per hour for non-tipped positions and $ 2.13 per hour for tipped positions. The practice amongst guests dining in fine-dining restaurants is to pay 10-15% of the bill amount as gratuities (tips). Persons working in tipped positions earn $ 50-100 per shift as gratuities (tips). In case a candidate in a tipped position does not earn the minimum wage, then the employer will pay the difference.
Group Arrival schemes: Some host companies require candidates to arrive in groups on particular days only. For candidates traveling in groups, we will negotiate directly with airlines/travel agents to buy tickets at competitive rates. Candidates who will be working at these host companies will have to travel according to this arrangement only. No exception can be made.
Housing Deposit & Rent: Some companies require us to collect this in advance from the candidate. This amount will be collected at the time of issue of visa support papers (DS 2019).
Visa Form correction: A fee of US$ 200 will be charged for any corrections resulting in a document that must be reissued due to information incorrectly entered on the application and / or not verified correctly..
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
If candidate cancels the program within 6 months of submission of complete set of documents, amount paid will not be refunded.
In case no placement is located in 6 months after submission of complete application kit and 1st installment of US Company, full amount paid will be refunded after deduction of US $ 50.
If a candidate cancels after placement but before issue of visa sponsorship, then Rs. 10,000 + US $ 550 will be deducted.
If a candidate is refused a visa, all fees paid after deducting US $ 425 will be returned if all documents required for claiming refunds are submitted within 3 days of visa rejection. The exact amount of refund will be given in the agreement which you will be signing.
No refund will be given if the visa is denied because the candidate gives false information to the Consulate / Embassy about employment, false educational or other documents, and / or concealed facts about relatives / friends in USA, either legal residents or illegal workers and / or concealed the fact of his / her previous attempt to receive any type of entry visa to the United States and application denial.
No refunds will be issued once visas have been approved.
No fees will be refunded once an applicant has entered USA including changing placements, termination of placement and / or early departure from USA.
SEVIS fees and Visa fees once paid, either by Sponsor Organization or participant, are not refundable.