Employer name: The Ramada Plaza – OBX

Program Option: Full Sponsor Placed

Location: Kill Devil Hills, The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Company: The Ramada Plaza is part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Ramada Worldwide offers a warm and friendly stay at nearly 900 hotels in over 50 countries around the world. This location has oceanfront property with 171 rooms and full service restaurant and meeting space.

Community: The Outer Banks is a small residential community located on the barrier islands of North Carolina on the East Coast of the United States. It has much to offer the 5 million visitors and residents. Home to lighthouses, the site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight, the largest sand dunes on the East Coast, Aquariums and most of all — the beach.


Start date: 05/25 – 06/25

End date: 09/15 – 09/30


Positions & Rates / Per Hour

Kitchen Help – $ 12 (Overtime Rate – $18)

Host / Busser / Server – $8 + Tips  (Overtime Rate – $12 + tips)

Front Desk Attendant / Housekeeping / Public Area Attendant / Houseman – $13 to start, possible raise to $14 after 30 days trial  (Overtime Rate – $20/21)

Final assignment between server, host and busser decided upon arrival. All students must be ready and willing to do all FOH positions.

Public Area Attendant/Houseman – Independent workers, cleans the main lobby and general areas, however this position also helps with laundry and assist housekeepers.

Beach Attendant  – $11 + Tips (Overtime Rate – $16,5)


Weekly Hours: 32 – 36 +

Housing & Transportation:

  • Housing in an Apartment/Host Family. Housing assistance is offered through CICD. Typical housing in the Outer Banks is a shared 3-4 person shared bedroom, 7-10 person apartments/house with basic furniture, utilities, electricity, water.
  • Housing Fee: $125-$150 per week + $200 deposit
  • Housing Payment: Plan to pay 2 weeks rent plus deposit at arrival or prior depending on landlord
  • Transportation: No local transportation, housing will be biking distance to work. You must be okay riding a bike.