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T4H remain committed to supporting future US J-1 Cultural Exchange programs. Our new 3-step J-1 process, is based on a long term, flexible recruitment strategy for 2021 . Offering Hosts and candidates professional, adaptive and communicative J-1 mediation.



Plan a chat with T4H to confirm your J-1 Program

T4H begin screening 2021 J-1 candidates

No payments from candidates until US embassy's reopen

Conditional 2021 Offers from Host

50-75% of J-1 process completed


US Embassies open 2021 Non-immigrant visa processing

Expected late 2020/early 2021

Hosts/candidates confirm 2021 conditional offer

Candidate receives J-1 Visa


All parties confirm 2021 arrival date

Housing/flight confirmed

We ask for at least 2-3 months notice

J-1 Candidate arrives safely




The safety of J-1 participants will always remain our top concern.


During the J-1  Recruitment process we will review the current COVID Safety and local travel information with the participant, Host and our J-1 sponsor before proceeding with full agreement, to the next phase.

During J-1 programs we will be staying in full contact with all parties.  We are also offering J-1 participants additional COVID-19 Travel interruption insurance for 2021 programs, 



Training 4 hospitality (T4H) offers services exclusively focused on US Hospitality, All T4H participants  have the authorization to undergo an internship or training program in the USA on the J-1 intern or trainee visa programs. All T4H programs abide by J-1 visa regulations and minimum wage requirements. T4H understands successful mediation, comes from successful, consistent, efficient communication which leads to confidence and trust between all parties.

We achieve this through strong, long term relationships with our  US host organizations and International Participants,


  • Budget: Training 4 Hospitality charges no fee to Host Employers
  • Qualified candidates: our candidates all have the Hospitality attitude that your business or organization is looking for
  • Flexibility: candidates are available year round, whether you are looking for a 12 month trainee or a 3 month seasonal worker. Candidates can start year round.
  • Expertise: we have over 13 years of in house experience organizing value adding internship programs and seasonal work programs for young people
  • Internationalization: an international candidate brings a wealth of knowledge to your workplace, often speaks a second language and exposes your teams to another culture


Training 4 Hospitality's objective is simple: we create long lasting relationships with Host Employers to recruit the best international candidates for you. By creating long lasting relationships we can make sure you receive world-class candidates. Start the hiring process by filling out the contact form above. We will get in touch with you to discuss your needs and explain everything that is necessary to have a DOS compliant and value adding for all parties, J-1 Cultural Exchange Program in place. The options for hiring skilled international candidates with Training 4 Hospitality are easy and efficient. We pre-screen each candidate for you so you only have to interview shortlisted candidates. Or come FLY with us, on one of our recruitment fairs to Europe or Asia to hire candidates in person.


Host Employers have to follow Federal regulations when hiring an international intern, trainee or seasonal worker on the J-1 visa program. We will explain these rules in detail to you when we contact you. Host Employers must:

  • Have at least 25 employees and a $ 3 million in revenue.
  • Demonstrate and maintain a full-time on-site employee to Intern ratio of at least 5:1 for the duration of the program. “On-site” refers to the actual training location.
  • Have a Federal Identification Number (FEIN) and a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) Number. If you do not have a DUNS number, you may provide a copy of your business license or registration.
  • Submit proof of an active Workers' Compensation Insurance Policy (certificate or information letter) for the exact location of the internship/training program or proof of exemption if you are not required to maintain WCI. You may also provide proof of equivalent coverage.
  • Ensure the Intern or Trainee's supervisor has a business or company email address.
  • Agree to complete mandatory program evaluations at the end of each Intern’s or Trainee's program and at the midpoint for any Intern or Trainee whose program is six months or longer (not applicable to seasonal workers)


  • Develop an internship or training program that will allow Interns or Trainees to obtain skills, knowledge and competencies through structured and guided activities and training, and create and digitally sign an Internship Placement Plan (DS-7002).
  • Ensure that the program developed exists primarily to assist Interns or Trainees in achieving the objectives of their participation in the internship or training program.
  • Ensure that Interns have sufficient opportunity to be exposed to U.S. customs, culture, methodologies and techniques and that the employer’s American staff is exposed to the customs, culture, methodologies and techniques of each Intern's home country.
  • Be able to provide training for a minimum of 32 hours/week up to a maximum of 45 hours/week in a supernumerical position that does not displace full time, part time or seasonal American workers.
  • Ensure that internships/training programs do NOT involve more than 20% clerical or basic work or include unskilled labor (we will supply you with a list of prohibited occupations).
  • Have experienced on-site staff in the Intern’s field who can provide supervision, training and instruction in the field of Culinary Arts or Food & Beverage Management.


All J-1 visa programs are programs by the U.S. Department of State and are Cultural Exchange Programs. It is important all candidates on a J-1 visa are exposed to the American culture and must have ongoing contact with American employees in the workplace. Around 90% of candidates go to the United States on a J-1 visa program to experience US culture and they express an immense curiousity in Americans as a result. Employers must ensure candidates are exposed to the American culture, and that American employees are exposed to the culture of the international candidate. This is a win win as it opens your door to international perspectives, practices and methodoligies. In addtion it motivates and creates a great team dynamic as pernement team memebers are seen as valuable US Cultural Ambassadors, promoting US culture and team unity.