J1 Intern / Trainee - Costs

At Yummy Jobs we want to make your international experience as streamlined as possible. Our fee structure includes several logistical elements of arriving on your program including;  full pre-arrival program support, visa sponsorship and medical insurance.
You would not be liable to pay any of the below fees until you have completed the following steps;
1. Prescreen interview with a member of the Yummy Jobs team
2. Final interview/interviews with your desired training property
3. Received an offer letter from Yummy Jobs or your desired training property

Participants on an Internship and Training Program will be required to submit the following fees (after acceptance of an offer):


$3,250 USD 
6-month full placement program fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, pre-arrival support, and pre-arranged job.
$4,000 USD  
12-month full placement program fee inclusive of J1 visa sponsorship, medical insurance, fee, pre-arrival support, and pre-arranged job.


  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $185 USD
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies
  • SEVIS Fee = $220 USD
  • Bank Wire Transfer Fee = $30 - $50 USD (please note, the bank wire transfer fee will be automatically added to your Program Fee invoice at the time of program acceptance).
  • Possible courier fees for DS-2019 visa documents


  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended
All fees are subject to change.


We understand that there is a financial commitment to an international program and sometimes opportunities can come up at the wrong time. When required, we are able to offer a payment plan to help with the costs of paying for a program.
Please note: 
  • Due to the nature of the visa application process, the full Program Fee payment is required to be paid a minimum of three months before your program start date.
  • There is a $50 USD Administration Fee associated with the payment plan, which will be added to your first program fee invoice. 


We are proud to announce that some of our host training providers are offering sponsorship towards your Program Fee payment! Sponsorship ranges from $500 USD to $4,000 USD and varies depending on program location and position. 
Please note:
  • Full or Partial sponsorship applies to the Program Fee only. The Additional Fees listed above will be at the cost of the program particpant.  
  • For fully sponsored programs, a non-refundable Application Fee of $250 + $30 wire transfer fee will be due at the time of program acceptance. 


​Please reach out to a member of the Yummy Jobs team for further information on our sponsored program opportunities! 


Some of our host training providers offer the option for 12-month participants to pay only $1,000 USD upfront towards their Program Fee at the time of program acceptance. The remaining $3,000 USD Program Fee is paid by the host employer in order for the J1 visa to be processed and for the participant to begin their Program in the USA. 
Once the participant starts their training Program, payroll deductions will be taken to repay the host employer back for the $3,000 USD Program Fee. Deductions will be made each week until the amount has been repaid in full.
Please note:
  • The exact Payroll Deduction plan that is offered will vary by Host Employer and position. Upfront payments and payroll deduction amounts will vary. Please speak with a member of the Yummy Jobs team for further information on the different options available. 


The Yummy Jobs Hospitality Foundation may consider sponsorship for a select few programs. In order to obtain a grant/scholarship you will be required to have an additional interview with a representative.
  • As a participant on a J1 visa in the USA, it is important to be aware that you will be required to file a tax return at the end of the tax year which runs from January 1st to December 31st.
  • Filing a tax return means providing information about your income, expenses, and other relevant financial details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. tax authority.
  • At the end of the tax year, when you file your tax return, you will calculate your tax liability based on your income and deductions. If the taxes withheld from your paychecks throughout the Program are not sufficient to cover your total tax liability, you may be required to pay an additional amount to fulfill your tax obligations. On the other hand, if too much tax was withheld, you may be eligible for a tax refund.