Work & Travel

Bring the World to Your Business

Let CHI Work & Travel help fill your seasonal and temporary job openings at no extra cost to you. We have qualified English speaking exchange students that are available in winter, spring and summer! Participants are in the US on a J-1 visa for up to four months.

We can help you at the peak of your busy season. Work & Travel employers include amusement parks, ski resorts, retailers, restaurant and fast-food chains, hotels and many other companies.

Experienced, dependable support

We have an amazing team of local field staffers ready to help with any questions or issues through your entire season.  They are also there to support the participants and help with housing when needed.  Our dedicated staff are experienced, caring and a pleasure to work with.

Global Diversity within Your Company

By welcoming a CHI Work & Travel participant you are changing the life of an international exchange student in a truly unique way.  Participants become global citizens and are given the chance of a lifetime to learn about American culture and business. The Work & Travel program contributes to public diplomacy and to a more peaceful world.

Contribute to the careers of many international university students worldwide

For participants, the program offers the chance to intimately experience work, life and culture in the US during their school break.  CHI sponsors all participants and helps secure their J-1 visas, enabling them to legally work in the US for up to four months. During the program, these university students develop their professional and communication skills, English proficiency and teamwork experience.

The Highlights

Fill seasonal staffing needs in advance – Winter, Spring and Summer

Applicants are college educated, highly motivated, pre-screened and ready-to-work

Add diversity and a global perspective to your business

No extra cost involved or paid to CHI

CHI provides dedicated customer service

Opportunities to enjoy an all-expense paid trip on an overseas hiring tour


  • Fill seasonal staffing needs in advance – spring, winter, or summer
  • Thorough recruiting process from start to finish
  • Dedicated CHI customer service
  • Enjoy an all-expense paid trip on an overseas hiring tour
  • Add diversity and a global perspective to your business
  • Our staff assist participants in finding housing
  • Complete pre-arrival orientation
  • 24-hour toll-free helpline with multilingual support
  • J-1 visa processing is included
  • Our national network of field staff is always available where you are


CHI is a great agency that we have built a working relationship with to fill our positions over the past two seasons. Their constant communication and immediate responses to voice mail or email is much appreciated! For Spring 2010, CHI filled 30 positions with students from Thailand. These students have been a pleasure to meet and their work ethic is outstanding. They work as Stand Attendants in our Concessions Department. Daily duties include customer service, taking food and beverage orders from guests, fulfilling orders and cooking the food in the stand. Some students have also been placed in our Suites Kitchen as prep cooks. These students assist with the preparation of Luxury Suite holder’s food orders for event days. All students always give 110% in any job they are doing!”

Cincinnati SportService
Cincinnati SportService

We’ve been working with CHI for several years now and have been having an increasingly pleasant experience with their professionalism, expertise and follow through with those they hire. Every individual that has come to work for us has had a gracious attitude, been happy to work for us and strives to provide the same quality of guest service we ask of all of our employees. We will continue to work with CHI as long as we continue to hire international exchange students to be part of this exciting process!

Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts

It was an amazing experience and awesome to watch our staff form lasting friendships with kids that live half way around the world!

The Maryland Zoo
Maryland Zoo

We love what Work and Travel adds to our organization. The students work hard and do a great job. We welcome them for 3 seasons a year from about 10 different countries

Chickies and Petes Crabhouse and Sports Bar
Chickies and Petes Crabhouse and Sports Bar

W&T Program versus Staffing on Your Own

Work & Travel ProgramStaffing on Your Own
Plan hiring ahead of time, long before your busy season begins
Participants can work a full season and won’t have to leave before your busy season ends
Add cultural diversity to your business
Possible tax savings
CHI prescreens and interviews employees for you
Local staff provided to help when needs arise
How the Program Works



Contact one of our customer care specialists


Fill out our employer questionnaire with support from one of our Regional Managers (RMs)


Interview applicants


Prepare for participants’ arrival


Enjoy the valuable help of international participants for up to four months

Is your business ready to benefit from the Work & Travel program?

We are here to help!

Do you have questions about what the next steps are?

Find our nearest Regional Manager

Becoming a CHI employer is simple and easy. A local Regional Manager (RM) will help you get started.

Alexandru Ibanescu
South-eastern Region
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575
Jennifer Campbell
Mid-atlantic Region
Atlantic City , New Jersey 08401
Jodi Blank
Midwestern Region
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
Mary Wolfe
Western Region
Chico, California 95926
Michelle Riaz
New England And Alaska Region
Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913
Victoria Cani
Northeastern Region
Orlando, Florida 32832