Wilderness Resort

Wilderness Resort is located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and is America’s largest waterpark resort! The resort hosts guests year round at Wisconsin’s popular vacation destination and features several hotels, condominiums, restaurants, water parks, golf courses and a spa. Wilderness Resort hires international students from all over the world and many students return to work with us! The Wisconsin Dells is a very welcoming community for international students.



Reasons to join us at Wilderness Resort:


·         Housing provided: only $90 a week, a 5-10 minute walk from work!

·         Competitive wages!

·         Enjoy FREE use of the water parks and fitness centers

·         Employees can visit many of the Dells attractions for a discounted price!


The Wisconsin Dells is a busy town that receives many J-1 students throughout the year making it a great place to meet new friends. In the winter enjoy ice skating, making snowmen or having an old fashioned snow ball fight!

Make sure you visit the downtown Dells for shopping, eat iconic American foods such as a hearty mac and cheese made with real Wisconsin cheddar at one of the many restaurants or test your trivia knowledge at a local bar. In this safe environment you can experience Midwestern hospitality, try something new and make memories that will last a lifetime! For information about events in the Wisconsin Dells, make sure to connect with the Dells J1 group on Facebook.

What our participants say:

"I love my job! help the people. it is a great experience that I'd like to revive. The housing is a nice place I met new people there".


I feel good living here.”


“The housing is a very nice place, so comfortable and the job is great.”




Did you know…?

·           The city takes its name from the Dells of the Wisconsin River, a spectacular glacially-formed gorge that features striking sandstone rock formations along the banks of the Wisconsin River.

·           More than 20 indoor waterpark/water playground properties reside in Wisconsin Dells, the highest concentration of these facilities in the world.

·           Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States and produces more milk than any other state.



What is the weather like in Wisconsin Dells?

Wisconsin Dells has a humid continental climate, characterized by long, very cold, snowy winters and warm summers.. Wisconsin receives a large amount of regular snowfall, averaging around 40 inches in the southern portions with up to 160 inches annually in the Lake Superior Snow Belt. For more information about the weather in the Dells, please visit www.weather.com. 

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How to Get There


Students MUST communicate their travel plans with their Employer at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.

It is recommended that students fly into the Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL and then take a Greyhound Bus to Wisconsin Dells.


Ways to get from Chicago to the Wisconsin Dells:


1.     From Chicago, students can also contact US Work and Travel Shuttles. Students should email for rates and pick up times.


2.     Greyhound bus to the Wisconsin Dells. Take a bus (a few dollars), Taxi ($55), or Airport Shuttle ($35) to the Downtown Chicago Greyhound Bus Station located at 630 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607. Book a trip from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells. **Please Note that the bus from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells departs ONLY two times per day and the trip is about 5 hours long. Check the schedule here to make sure that you will be able to make the connection. If you are arriving in Chicago late at night, we recommend going to HIY Hostel in downtown Chicago ($45 per person per night). We do not recommend that students spend the night in the bus station for safety reasons. 


3.     If students arrive early enough you can also catch the Amtrak train from Chicago to the Wisconsin Dells. Please check the Amtrak schedule to see what will work best for you.



Students who fly into the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI or the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI can contact Wisconsin Dells Kangaroo Taxi and Shuttle for more information about shuttle times and prices.



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Many students in the area ride bicycles and need to be informed of Bicycle Safety. Please view this bicycle safety video before you arrive in the Dells and purchase a bike for the summer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPe4Itaoag&feature=youtu.be