Janus International Hospitality Student Exchange has
extensive experience serving the staffing needs of the
hospitality industry. As a U.S. State Department
Designated J-1 Sponsor Agency, they have established a
network of overseas Partner Agencies to offer of their
clients a specialized solution to meeting the Summer,
Winter and Spring seasonal staffing requirement of their
This solution is the J-1 Work and Travel Program visa,
which allows international college students to visit and
work legally in the U.S. for a period of up to 4 months.
Janus International handles all details of international
recruitment, interviews, selection and orientation of J1 participants that are perfect for seasonal hotel,
restaurant and theme park jobs.
Through their exclusive focus on hospitality-oriented J-1
applicants, Janus clients report significant increases in
staff productivity and customer service levels..
This is achieved through our hospitality experience
(Janus is managed by former Hotel and Restaurant
General Managers) and an extensive J-1 screening and
approval process, as well as the enthusiastic interest
and motivation of their international college-educated
participants to visit and work in the United States
during their semester break between school years at
their overseas university.
Janus visit over 15 countries annually and conduct over
20 major international Job Fairs to locate the best
candidates that have selected Janus International as
their U.S. Sponsor Agency to participate in the U.S.
“Work and Travel” visa Program.
Their focus is limited to applicants that meet or exceed
the English fluency, experience, skills, presentation and
positive attitude standards that are required by the
Job Title: Housekeeping: Housekeeper / Housemen
Description: Cleaning hotel guest rooms and public areas of
the hotel. Basic English fluency required. Students hired for
this department must have no physical limitations, injuries or
allergies to cleaning products. Some work in the hotel laundry
may be required.
Job Title: Front Desk Clerk
Description: Register guests in and out of the hotel, make
reservations, collect payments and charges and answers
telephone inquiries. Excellent English fluency required and
some data entry and Receptionist/ Front Desk Clerk
experience preferred. Student must be friendly and have
professional appearances, with good mathematical skills.
Friendly, outgoing personality is extremely important.
Job Title: Restaurant Server
Description: Waiter/Waitress in hotel dining facility or restaurant.
Prior experience and knowledge of restaurant service standards
important. Excellent English fluency required due to extensive
contact with customers.
Job Title: Kitchen Utility / Busser / Dishwasher
Description: Clear tables, wash dishes and clean kitchen areas.
Basic English fluency required. Students must have no physical
limitations, injuries or allergies to cleaning products.
Job Title: Cook
Description: Most work involves food preparation and service in
the kitchen area. Some cooking or food preparation experience
preferred. This job may also involve cleaning of food preparation
areas. Moderate English fluency required.
Job Title: Host / Hostess / Cashier
Description: Greets and directs restaurant customers to their
table. Provides menus and may take drink orders and serve
those before waiter/waitress visits table. Cashiers handle
collection of cash/credit card payments, and are responsible
for register accuracy. Both positions require a high level of
English fluency, due to extensive contact with guests.
Job Title: Maintenance Tech
Description: Basic room maintenance, landscaping, painting
and minor repairs. Some mechanical knowledge and some
experience with tools preferred. Experience in painting,
carpentry and landscape tasks would be preferred. Good
physical condition, and able to work outside in hot or cold
weather. Moderate English fluency required.
All Housing is Pre-Arranged by Us
In coordination with J-1 employers, Janus
International works hard to pre-arrange
housing for all Janus-sponsored
participants. Most employer housing has
been established at affordable rates of
$11.00 + tax per day. Some employers also
add discounted meal plans or other
options. Typically, all rooms are furnished
and include a separate bathroom. Most
housing includes cable TV, telephone
access, microwave and/or refrigerator,
utilities, internet access, linens, towels, air
conditioning, swimming pool and other
amenities, depending on the location.
Free or Low-Cost Transportation to Your Job
Janus will coordinate arrangements with you for
transportation from the nearest bus station or
airport, so you can reduce travel costs. You will
receive an email with details on getting to your
housing and job. Most housing is located at or
very close to our hotels, and you can walk, ride
a bike or take a low-cost shuttle or bus to
work. Janus also help you in arranging
transportation to the Social Security office.
Locations of Janus employers
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further his or her
education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which
usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the
award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.
Academic scholarships are also often referred to as merit
scholarships; though a merit scholarship can mean anything
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students with the 4.0 GPAs, years as part of several
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Average Academic Performance Scholarships
If that first category nearly scared you away, don’t run off
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Scholarships for Minorities
There are also many scholarships for minorities available.
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Community Service Scholarships
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The Douglas Orane Scholarship
The Grace Kennedy Foundation
The CHAOS Memorial Grant
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The Louise Bennett Coverly Memorial Scholarship
Ministry of Education Tertiary Scholarships
The Ms. Esmie L. Walters Scholarship
Pocket Rocket Foundation Scholarships
Jamaica Energy Partners Scholarships
Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation scholarships
NCB Foundation Scholarships
JNBS Annual University Scholarships
Digicel Foundation Scholarships