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Uni Gap Year Work & Travel

We pre-place kiwis into amazing paid Hospitality positions for 12 months across America in some of the best Resorts.

That's right - you'll have a job before you leave NZ. We have more jobs than we have applicants, so our placement rate is 100% - a guaranteed position as long as you meet the application criteria. 

What you get;

  • Guaranteed placement in an amazing resort in America
  • A 12 month Work & Travel  J1 Visa sponsorship (for current or recent tertiary students)
  • Pay ranges from $10US to $15US per hour
  • Medical and Baggage Insurance for your entire stay
  • A freephone number for 24/7 emergency support in USA
  • Support in USA throughout your year
  • A local NZ Facebook group to hook up with other kiwis doing the same things
  • A handbook to guide you through your arrival, visa and your year ahead
  • Exclusive ultimate Resort experience for your CV and career
  • Assistance with flights through our own travel department - we can get you some awesome deals

Work experience related to your field of study can be hard to get - this get's you not only in the door but experience at top level American Resorts.

Locations include:

  • Colorado Springs
  • Utah

Criteria to apply: 

A combination of a tertiary or polytech qualification and/or extensive work experience to confirm that you will be accepted into the programme. 

Please contact us with a brief background on any qualifications you hold and work experience to confirm that you will be accepted into the programme if you are unsure. 


In order to qualify as an academic institution, schools will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Program must be a minimum of 2 years study*
  • A minimum of 50% of coursework must be academic in nature and offered in a classroom setting
  • Studies must include at least some general education not specific to a singular trade or profession (i.e. mathematics as opposed to management accounting for hospitality professionals, or languages as opposed to English for marketing managers etc)

    *One year masters programs will continue to be accepted towards eligibility so long as applicants complete their first year of studies prior to beginning their internship.

How much will it cost?

We have outlined all the potential and compulsory costs for you so you know how much to budget for: 

Our fees:

  • $398 application fee
  • Balance of $1999 for the programme fee - this includes your 12 month insurance.

Other costs to consider: 

  • Flights from Auckland to Colorado Springs approx $2300 return and Utah $2000 return approximately
  • J1 Visa application fee - US$160 (subject to change at any time) paid directly to the US Consulate. You must have an interview at the Auckland office therefore you will need to cover your transport costs to obtain your visa.
  • Insurance upgrade should you need it from $5 a day
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