Welcome to the Hashtag Global Hospitality, “HGH”. HGH is pride to collaborate with the best of the best!

You have been selected because of your positive attitude, your dedication to sharing your culture while learning about others, and your desire to learn and grow within the hospitality industry. We congratulate and welcome you to our HGH Team. We understand that you had many choices when deciding which program to select. We thank you for deciding on HGH and feel you made the right choice. We are dedicated to providing a meaningful program of cultural exchange and professional development.

As you begin your cultural journey with HGH, we encourage you to travel with an open heart and mind. Communicate openly and effectively and extend a warm hand of friendship to everyone you meet along the way.

Most importantly –HAVE FUN!

The J-1 Intern and J-1 Trainee programs are designed for university students and young professionals to train at leading hotels and hospitality organizations around the USA for up to 12 months. The Intern/Trainee program provides on-the job exposure to American techniques, methodologies, expertise, and enhances the participant’s knowledge of American culture and society. You can then bring these experiences back with you to your home country.


  • Intern: a foreign national who either:
    1. Is currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting ministerial recognized post-secondary academic institution outside the United States?
    2. Graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his/her exchange visitor program begin date.
  • Trainee: a foreign national who has either:
    1. A degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary ministerial recognized academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in his/her occupational field acquired outside the United States.
    2. Five years of work experience outside the United States in his/her occupational field.
  • When a candidate can be categorized in the intern or trainee category they are theoretically able to participate in a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa Program. However, in order to safeguard the quality of HGH’s candidates and to maximize the high rate of successful hires, HGH has set a few additional requirements.