Westmark Hotel and Conference Center, Fairbanks, AK, AYUSA

Experience with agency AYUSA was positive.
They were correct , were duly responded to e-mails . They always tried to help . They fully respect the agreement . I have no complaints .

Experience with location Fairbanks, AK was positive.
Fairbanks is a delightful little town, in the beginning I hated him, however with time it gets under the skin that when the day to go home is closer, you just do not want to go. The climate is perfect for work, not too hot, not too cold. The only bad thing is the rain, which is very common, but if you want to come to Alaska you have to accept it. The chances for a second job are great when you want to get a job and who is persistent will succeed. I worked three jobs, and had time to do everything. Be persistent and start from the beginning to look for work, it is easier. Bring winter things from home because it will before the end of the program really be necessary. Do not be upset, about earnings, all in the end come to its place, do not listen to others, rely on yourself. Maximum enjoy, browse, Alaska is a fantastic country. Do not just work, leave some time for yourself and for sightseeing. Visit the Denali, Valdez, Chenu Hot Spring and everything else so that you do not repent after you return home because this is a unique opportunity. I now regret that I did not devote more time to Alaska than just work. Learn from the mistakes of others. In the beginning it was very difficult, there will be times when you will thin why didi you nedeed this, but it is only a temporary state, be sure that it will be the most beautiful summer in your life. I will share with you litle part of my diary that I wrote in Alaska 4 months, and which is the most valuable thing I brought from there, so if you doubt you are going to stop, and decide to go on an adventure: D: "Coming to the Newark airport with a smile on my face. This was definitely the most beautiful summer of my life, but still, after five months of one chapter of my life here closes. This summer I woke up, changed, here I became stronger, more mature, resourceful, I learned to fight for myself. I decided not to be sad at the end, but happy. When I look behind me and I realize what I've achieved and endured I am proud. It was hard, I worked a lot, laughed, cried, suffered, met many fellow for life, perfected language, fell in love, became independent, hardened and finally managed to achieve my goal. Now I know that my decision to go to the America definitely the best decision I ever made, even though I was very skeptical at first. I grew up to 5 months and the wedding party, finally what I want. With this I conclude my thoughts, it is time to put an end to this journal. Five months have passed, and now I need to open a new chapter, because at the end of each end, there is always new beginning waiting for you. " I hope that my experience will be useful to you, and it's up to you to print your own pages of the diaries. Be strong, persistent it will payoff. One person dear to me gave me the advice to learn the American system "without emotion" and she was right. Do not get attached to the people so that you would not get hurt, because in America we have gut feelings. I wish you much luck, and for you it only remains to pack your bags and go. : D

Experience with employer Westmark Hotel and Conference Center was positive.
Wage per hour: 10:58 Number of hours per week: 40 Average tip: $ 40 Maids work is the work that I would not recommend ever it to nobody. I can not say that it was too hard, but it was boring, because every day you are doing the same thing and in the end you're like a robot when you enter a room you know exactly what you're doing first. In the beginning was very hard, you do not know finish everything on time especially if you get over 20 rooms. In addition, you're doing it alone and it's psychological torture for 4 months, you do not have to talk to anyone while you are working. There were days when it was all relaxed and then it is very boring. The best solution is when you have about 16 rooms then you have time for a break and to chill out a little. I used to hate this job, but eventually you get used to everything. There was some tips but it depends on the guests and the inspector decides whether to take it from you or not. So if you already can choose, the maid NEVER. : DWestmark's respected everything, we never had less than 40h per week, and there were a lot of overtime hours. In addition to this job, I worked two more. Home Depot, as a cashier, and the Tako Bell fast food restaurant, there I was doing everything, from dishwashing to making food. Most loved cashier job because there you are in constant contact with customers, and that was important for my english. Wages on these jobs were on average about $ 10 per hour. All in all, I had plenty of work, earnings were phenomenal. So who want's to earn some money, can go to Fairbenks: D.

This review represents personal opinion of DK who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2015 with agency AYUSA, working at Westmark Hotel and Conference Center in Fairbanks, AK.

Aug 3, 2016