Placements are generally in resort/recreation areas.
Jobs are not in cities or near cities.
Students will have the opportunity to socialize with vacationers and fellow employees from the U.S. and abroad.
Students may be dependent on other staff and new friends for car rides to stores or recreational activities.
Students have the opportunity to work in many locations throughout the U.S. and will have the opportunity to learn about the communities in which they live. When presenting information about location, make sure they’re aware of the following descriptions when deciding their preferences. Students who will only consider specific locations should try to find their own jobs, and apply as Self-Placement students.
Eastern Mountain Resorts (summer and winter):
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Usually these job locations are surrounded by great natural beauty and lots of outdoor activities. Many of these locations are characterized by friendly, small-town life. Some students work at family-run inns where they can really get to know guests and fellow workers well.
Eastern Ocean Resorts (summer only):
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. These locations usually have beaches with “boardwalks” (with amusements and small restaurants) nearby. Other Eastern Ocean locations are characterized by family-run inns where swimming, boating, and other activities are available.
Midwestern Resorts (summer and winter):
Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Some placements are on resort islands located in the Great Lakes. Due to the large number of rivers and lakes in the area, most resorts have water sports available, in addition to land sports such as hiking and biking. Winter sports may include snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Southern Resorts (summer only):
North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. These resorts are known for their warm weather and friendly people. Most of the placements are in amusement parks with some placements in the mountains doing housekeeping and dishwashing.
Western Resorts (summer and some winter):
California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. These resorts are characterized by beautiful scenery and offer plenty of opportunities for hiking and mountain climbing. We have a variety of placements, from small inns to fast food restaurants to large hotels, so participants should be prepared for any of these kinds of working environments.