Fountainhead Wedgewood Resort, Alaska, Fairbanks, @tic+
Experience with agency Atik Plus was positive.
The agency, I have primarily chosen because they had the cheapest and easiest way to program payments and the part of the amount paying after receiving the visa. I've already signed up for next year's of course through the same agency, so you have as many write that I was not satisfied I would certainly not acted in this way.
Experience with location Fairbanks, AK was positive.
The place is quite small, from one end to other one, an hour by bike, which is good because you leave the entire city to search for other jobs in terms nowhere will not lose too much time in transport. As for the temperature, I'm not so coldish so that for me was great. Jacket I had the whole summer temperature is initially moving around 25-28 in September has already falled, and while I was there (the very end of September) came to -3. As for the weather, it was raining, but I was lucky that when the rains were over I was on job so I only twice got rained :D
Experience with employer Fountainhead Wedgewood Resort
They always complied us, we had 40 hours, a couple of checks was at 42-43 when we had the safety and J1 meeting because we were able to come and clock-in and hear when our day-off of these. This year there were a lot of J1 students, more than it has been necessary so we had plenty of opportunities to slacking, inspectors have a couple of times sent students home when they were caught sitting or sleeping but in general it was not a big deal. At least as far as my examples. I am one of them took this accommodation is an older building that is in their possession, has 48 rooms, usually go to the rooms by 3 people, although it can be to be afflicted, and 2 especially if the third decides to leave the accommodation they are not adding third a person to fill the position. Accommodation $ 9 a day which is ok price for such accommodation, but you can find cheaper if you are ok with that how much people is in apartment.
This review represents personal opinion of Lazar who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2016 with agency Atik Plus, working at Fountainhead Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks, AK.
Oct 29, 2016