Kerfoot’s Foreign Student Program has placed hundreds of students with employers over the past 6 years. We specialize in students interested and studying in the hospitality field. We have placed students from Massachusetts to Montana to Alaska. We concentrate on each individual employers needs and how they can have the best experience possible with their international students.
At the present time we are working with United Work and Travel, as they are an appointed agency by the state department to issue J-1 Summer Work visas. We also work with the Cultural Exchange Network and Global Career Exchange for 12 month placements for students coming for cultural and training purposes. To be very clear, we do not have our own appointment from the state department. We are a family business that has a very personal relationship with both the students and the employers. As our business continues to grow we are working with students from Romania, China, Jamaica and Thailand. We do specialize in country/rural locations and have a very good understanding of the type of student that does best in the rural locations. These ranches and resorts are generally smaller businesses with less than 100 employees, which gives our students a more personal work and cultural experience. The largest number of jobs we seek candidates for are in housekeeping and food service. We also have jobs in retail stores, marinas, and motels/hotels. The summer work and travel positions are generally offered for up to 4 months–from late May to sometime in September. Each employer has their own specific date needs. The 6- 12 month placements can generally start any month of the year. Many of our small business properties that we work with offer a unique cultural experience- quite personal and very real. They share the customs and work practices of small town USA.
We like to have our job offers available starting in October until January for the following season. We can still accommodate after January but must move through the process quickly in order to insure all the proper paperwork is in order. The documents that will be necessary for approval of the employee will be sent upon receipt of the application form on this site. We like to make most of our placements for seasonal employees by late January, so each student will have time for their visa processing and air reservations.