Business and Hospitality Internships: A Journey of Cultural Immersion and Career Development




Interning in a foreign country can be a life-changing experience for students and young professionals. Not only does it allow individuals to gain valuable work experience and improve their skills, but it also provides a unique opportunity for cultural immersion and personal growth. International Trainee Network (ITN) and Odyssey International Services are cultural exchange organizations based in Los Angeles that offer world-class hospitality internship and traineeship programs to students and young professionals from around the world.

Why Choose an Internship with ITN?

ITN has over 18 years of experience with the BridgeUSA J-1 Visa Exchange Program and is currently the largest provider of J-1 paid luxury hospitality internship and traineeship programs in the United States. With a network of 8 international ITN offices and 40 international partner universities, ITN provides access to over 200 partner hotels and resorts, making it a one-stop-shop for students and young professionals looking for an international internship experience.

J-1 Visa and Regulations

ITN’s sister company and exclusive sponsor, Odyssey International Exchange, is a United States Department of State designated J-1 sponsor. The J-1 visa program provides a cultural exchange opportunity for individuals who want to study, work, or train in the United States. The program is designed to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Participants in the J-1 visa program are subject to certain rules and regulations, which can be found on the Odyssey International Exchange website.

A Journey of Cultural Immersion

Enrolling in an international cultural exchange program is the beginning of a journey that can impact your life both professionally and personally. ITN provides culturally immersive experiences for participants, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture and make long-lasting connections with people from all over the world. This cultural immersion experience is essential for personal growth and can broaden one’s perspective on the world.

World-Class Hospitality Internship and Traineeship Programs

ITN’s hospitality internship and traineeship programs provide students and young professionals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. Participants work with experienced professionals in top hotels and resorts, gaining valuable experience and developing their skills. ITN’s program is designed to help participants grow both professionally and personally, giving them the tools they need to succeed in the hospitality industry.


Success Stories

Over 50,000 current and former program participants can attest to the positive impact that an ITN internship has had on their lives. Many participants have gone on to successful careers in the hospitality industry, while others have used their experiences to pursue other career paths. Regardless of their chosen path, participants have all benefited from the cultural immersion and professional development opportunities offered by ITN.

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