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Smashing Borders in Your Hospitality Career 

Fast Track USA is your ideal partner for accessing exclusive internship and training opportunities in premier hospitality destinations across the United States.

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Your Fast Track to the Best International Experience

 

  • Industry Insiders

Hosco, ITN & Odyssey have decades of experience connecting hospitality professionals with exclusive career opportunities at the best luxury brands in the industry.

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  • Support & Guidance

This portal is your one-stop resource to turn your American dream into a reality! Navigate in-depth information about the application process, interviews with past J-1 Visa participants, and tips for how to make the most out of your time abroad and others.

  • No Surprises

We are 100% transparent about the  J-1 Program, its process and costs. You’ll have everything you need to make the decision that is best for you.

  • Fast Track Learning Kits by Lobster Ink

Fast Track by Hosco grants you exclusive access to hand crafted learning kits on Lobster Ink. These kits include a range of useful online courses intended to enhance both your hard and soft skills to help you prepare for your successful professional journey in the United States.

Smashing Borders In Your Hospitality Career

Where will you go?

California

California

From the wine country of Napa Valley to the tech hub of San Francisco, California’s unique blend of culinary excellence, entertainment hotspots, and natural beauty offers a chance to develop in a state that’s always ahead of the curve.

Colorado

Colorado

The hospitality industry in Colorado stands out, featuring unique offerings where upscale ski resorts and summer getaways provide guests with year-round engagement set against the stunning backdrop of the Rockies.

Florida

Florida

Florida emerges as a tourism powerhouse, boasting palm tree-lined beaches and the vibrant nightlife of Miami, offering a hip hospitality scene where you can develop your skills and grow your career.

Utah

Utah

With its awe-inspiring natural attractions, from the slopes of Park City to the red rock arches of Moab, Utah offers a unique hospitality experience where luxury eco-tourism and outdoor adventure meet in beautiful surroundings.

Texas

Texas

Tap into a scene that's as famous for its BBQ and Tex-Mex, alongside five-star guest services, spanning from the live music capital of Austin to the bustling metropolis of Dallas. Experience the fusion of, big-city sophistication meets Southern hospitality.

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Top Brands

Fast Track connects young hospitality talents with opportunities at the most esteemed luxury brands in the United States. ITN & Odyssey’s host company partners grant you access to hundreds of exclusive career opportunities.

Here’s just a few of the prestigious brands involved in the program:

 

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Four SeasonsRitz-CarltonFairmontSt-RegisWestinIntercontinental Hotel Group

 

A World of Opportunities in Hospitality

Training abroad is an incredible opportunity to travel the world while you build your CV. 

Fast Track will help you find a rotational training program in one of the departments mentioned below. You will have program in some of the listed positions or others, depending on your profile:

Culinary Arts

  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Line Cook
  • and more... 

Food & Beverage

  • Host/Hostess
  • Runner
  • Waiter
  • Room Dining
  • and more... 

Rooms Division

  • Front Office
  • Reservations
  • Guest Relations
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • and more... 

Find the J-1 Visa Program that’s right for you

Just graduated and eager to kickstart your career? Still in school and seeking an internship in the United States? Looking for a change of scenery in your life and career? The J-1 Visa Program open doors for you to develop your skills in the American hospitality scene and emerge a step ahead.

There are 4 types of J-1 Eligibility Criteria of the Visa, depending on your current situation. Fast Track makes it easy for you to explore them.

Student Internship

✔ You are currently enrolled in a minimum two-year hospitality related degree program

✔ Want to gain international experience before you finish your studies

✔ Have a desire to learn about new cultures while developing your professional skills

Recent Graduate Internship

You have graduated from a minimum two-year degree in a hospitality related field within the last 12 months

✔ Want to gain hands on experience in an exciting international destination and build a global network of industry contacts

Early Career Traineeship

✔ Have completed a degree in a hospitality related field more than a year ago

✔ Have been working in the hospitality industry for at least 12 months

✔ Want to challenge yourself to adapt to a new culture and boost your CV with hands on, international experience

Career Enhancement Traineeship

You have at least five years of full-time work experience in the field

✔ Have a desire to see the other parts of the world while growing your career

✔ Want to experience the world-class luxury hospitality industry in the United States

Step By Step Timeline

Your Fast Track to the USA

A guide outlining the step-by-step journey from dreaming of living and training abroad to finally setting your foot on American soil.

  1. Step 1

    Complete the Application Form

    Click the Get Started button on this page and fill-in the application form.

  2. Step 2

    Take the Eligibility Test

    Keep an eye on your email! Within 24 hours after your application submission you will receive the eligibility test from our partner ITN & Odyssey.

  3. Step 3

    Pre-Screening Interview

    One of our helpful representatives will contact you schedule an informative interview.

  4. Step 4

    Complete the Registration Package

    The registration package includes our service agreement, which details the program’s terms and conditions.

  5. Step 5

    Registration Fee

    Complete the payment for the registration fee and become fully registered into the program.

  6. Step 6

    Interview with Host Companies

    Select the J-1 Internship or Trainee opportunity of your dreams from our list of available training programs and start interviewing with the host companies in the United States.

  7. Step 7

    Get Your J-1 Visa

    Our J-1 Experts will assist you throughout the the J-1 Visa Application process to save you headaches and make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

  8. Step 8

    Book Your Plane Tickets

    Prepare your documents, check your passport and book your flight tickets to the United States!

  9. Step 9

    Move Abroad

    Hug your family, friends, and pets and say goodbye as you set off on the journey of a lifetime that will form you as a professional and change you as a person.

Get Inspired!

From tips on how to succeed abroad to stories from former program participants, go in-depth and discover the full scope and benefits of the J-1 Program.  

The J-1 Visa Program

The J-1 Visa

How to Live and Train in the U.S. hospitality industry

Working in the United States
Working In The United States

Steps and procedures to live and train

Building a career in hospitality
Building a career in hospitality

7 Things Internships Teach You That Hospitality School Doesn’t

Why a hospitality career is an exciting journey
Why a Hospitality Career is an Exciting Journey

Advice from experienced hospitality professionals 

Meet Past J-1 Program Success Story: Veronica Miller
Meet Past J-1 Program Success Story: Veronica Miller

Fast Track’s human highlights series

Top 5 US J-1 Visa Destinations for Hospitality Professionals
Top 5 US J-1 Visa Destinations for Hospitality Professionals

Explore California, Florida, Utah, Texas, and Colorado

A J-1 Host Company’s HR Expert Provides Recipe for Success
A J-1 Host Company’s HR Expert Provides Recipe for Success

Interview with Sarah Shively from the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, Missouri

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Why This Career Advisor Recommends J-1 Training Programs

Interview with Ana Leah, a career advisor at the American Hotel Academy in Romania

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Sonia Olarescu Explains How The J-1 Program Changed Her Life

Interview with a 23-year-old graduate from the American Hotel Academy in Romania

Which US Hospitality Hotspot is a Fit for Your Personality?

Which US Hospitality Hotspot is a Fit for Your Personality?

Each state offers a unique blend of opportunities, but finding the perfect fit could be the key to not just a successful career but a fulfilling life.

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"I have learned many new things during my J-1 Training Program in Hana Maui Resort Hawaii. As a cook, I certainly need to know the basics of cooking, culinary fundamentals, kitchen operations, kitchen hygiene & sanitation. And I learned all of those things above here in Hana Maui Resort. And I also learned about teamwork in the kitchen because teamwork makes the dream work. Besides that, I got a lot of new experience in Hawaii, because Hawaii is known for their community. I got the chance to learn about beautiful Hawaiian culture, not to mention Hawaiian food is amazing!"

Anak Agung Narashima
J-1 Program in Hawaii

"My dream was to come to the US to work (or in this case get an internship) and thanks to ITN & Odyssey that dream came true! They are partners with many different hotels, offering all kinds of different positions, so there is something for everyone who is interested in the hospitality industry."

Katarina Satara
J-1 Program in Texas

"I highly recommend this program for those who want to live a unique experience and to apply for an internship in the USA. This is the best experience I’ve had so far, currently completing my training in Maui, Hawaii, and this wouldn’t have been possible without ITN & Odyssey! They have a wide selection when it comes to their portfolio and I am pretty sure anybody could find the place that suits them perfectly for this J1 experience."

Bianca Bar
J-1 Program in Hawaii

"My experience with the program has been very wonderful! The host property where I am having my training itself advertises cultural diversity. I am training with so many different people with different cultures and races which is a ground for me to learn with them not only about training-related things. Not only this, but I got to experience things and activities for the first time here in the USA."

Mitze Cornelio
J-1 Program in Colorado

"This J-1 training offered a vast opportunity to grow my career. I have learned a lot at the St. Regis—from how to provide the best guest service in luxury to gaining great relationship with co-workers. Before we started our first day of work, they gave us a full intensive training for a week with Forbes, learning the sequence of service and tasting all foods and drinks in the menu including the allergens each food contained. Our managers and supervisors made sure we stay on top of our training, guiding and helping us throughout this journey. In this program, I have not only gained more experience and knowledge in my career, but also found new friends and family. Best part of this, St. Regis not only trained us and focused on our career-growth but also on our well-being by letting us experience various activities for free! Plus the double rainbow every after rain, IT'S MAGICAL!"

Jalleah Magbiray
J-1 Program in Colorado

Andrei Crizbasan

J-1 Program in Miami, on his third J-1 visa experience with Itn & Odyssey
 

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This is your gateway to exclusive internship and training opportunities in the United States, uniquely designed for aspiring hospitality talents like yourself. Our expert guidance and extensive support empower you to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime cultural and professional journey with confidence.

 

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Hosco is the leading global network dedicated to Careers in the hospitality industry. Hosco empowers talents, employers and partner schools with technology, content and services to be more successful and efficient. Over 1.7 million students and professionals have joined Hosco to empower their career in hospitality to date.

 

International Trainee Network (ITN) & Odyssey International Exchange, headquartered in Los Angeles, are renowned cultural exchange organizations. Designated by the U.S. Department of State, Odyssey is a J-1 Sponsor Organization. Together with ITN, they are leaders in providing luxury hospitality internship and trainee programs in the United States. With over two decades of J-1 Visa Program experience, they have a strong track record of promoting global cultural exchange and professional development in the hospitality industry.