The Lakefront Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska, West Point NS
Experience with agency West Point NS was positive.
Praise. A young, relaxed team made up of multiple current and former participants of W & T programs. This means that they know what they are doing and are very competent in this field. Are flexible in terms of finding an apartment and maps for the road (I can not find if you want). I was lucky to choose Alaska as a destination this year because the main man agency and one of its employees are seasoned Alaska people so I got and that extra advice from first-hand for greater success in Anchorage. I would recommend this agency to all destinations and especially if you crave for Alaska.
Experience with location Anchorage, AK was positive.
Alaska's largest city (not the principal) the size of Novi Sad, which lives only in summer. Tourists generally use it as a base for visiting the natural beauty of Alaska in the vicinity. Few people come just for Anchorage. At the macro level, the location is bad considering that the city is closer to the North Pole than the United States or at the micro level is excellent. At the best place in Alaska, tucked away in a bay (fjord), which sets deep into the mainland and is relatively close to all attractive locations. The climate is amazing goods due to the positive impact of warm sea currents, so there will be no problems with acclimatization. No snow and the temperature is 25 degrees year ago. On the day of my return (6.10.) It was colder in Belgrade than in Anchorage. For work, location is plentiful. However, this year there was a problem. In previous years, the Anchorage was valid witness "amassed a lot of money, so I bought two casinos in Vegas and one Caribbean island." As soon as you mention a lot of money soon appears and the hill Serbs. Journalists say to us this year was about 500 (facebook group of Anchorage in 2016 has over 600 members). Now, to the hill of Serbs from the hills of possible locations for a second job only made hill. But in addition, rare were those who did not have another job. There really are many shops and find another job are not the only ones who did not genuinely effort. But there is an impression that the mountain of Serbs significantly reduced the number of those who can buy an island. Salaries are good. Minimum wage in Alaska is 9.75 $ so if your goal is money, it is difficult that you can experience a debacle. People say that this season was very poor due to many factors, but this is relative. Me, say it was not bad. Basically, it's all yours, though there are a small share of happiness. Overall, the assessment of the location is positive. It's far, but there's a lot to see, experience, experience. For example. I was twice face to face with a huge moose, then I saw the Aurora Borealis (polar light) and the feeling is not-o-pi-gray, visited glaciers, mountains ... I only regret that it was not J1 students from other countries Saint. Six Turks and seventeen Bulgarians is far from sufficient. Night life there or not what we are used to. Most places are bars rather than clubs. Bar-type solid music and a dance floor near the table with billiards, darts and TV. There are a couple of clubs, of which the most popular Bernies. The story even if it's a gay club. The menu is frankly sucks because it is the dominant type of music a nigga 'hip hop that we do not want. A norms of behavior in these clubs are witness to a separate analysis. If you decide to Anchorage, here are some bonus tips: Buy the cheapest bike in the Wal-Mart, because without it you prop'o. Tactic is clear, bikes said warranty after a month it should be returned a few days before that, on the pretext that it was broken and dangerous to life. They provide the same to replace the bike or the other at the same price. I also 4 times until you do eventually return 100% of the money and it turns out you were driving 4 months for free. So I did. Next, watch the car. Many of us have been hit by a car on the bike. They are not accustomed to bikers so they do not even notice. Do not trust the drivers are not even in a traffic light but only in themselves. Watch and watch out for yourself and for them. I mean it, it was more serious accidents! Buy at Wal-Mart because the average has everything you need. The interesting thing like, many pregnant so much that they stole at Wal-Mart, wardrobe, etc. stores. Americans do not steal so im unstable security. This average Serbian immediately sniff out and use. In the end, the US invaded so many captured, and the application, the police, the trial ... Do not steal because even imagine the country from which you come. That we do not memorize as itching crooks.
Experience with employer The Lakefront Hotel
All the best in my case. Maximum professionalism. Comply with all that is written in the contract. I worked as a landscaper. It's like a gardener governing courtyard. Watering plants, grass and cleaning up the yard around the hotel. Mockery. Fully fabricated and unnecessary positions $ 12 an hour. And ironically, this year was the rainiest in this decade. When it rains I do not work out here for me called in to "help" the engineers. The rain was pouring the whole of July and August. This should be a concern because there is no work for me, so should I previously sent home every day. But no, the boss is a cool guy and says, "Sit down until something comes along." So 8 hours each day means that something comes up. For months ... Top! Second job in Comfort Suits Hotel. Also easy job. I worked part time for $ 10 and all. Housman, prep cook, cook, bellman ... Praise for them.
This review represents personal opinion of Danilo Bojanić who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2016 with agency West Point NS, working at The Lakefront Hotel in Anchorage, AK.
Oct 13, 2016