Chula Vista Resort Conference Center


Chula Vista Resort and Conference Center has been a family owned operation for over 40 years. We are one of the premier waterpark resorts in the state of Wisconsin. Our property features indoor and outdoor waterparks, hotel accommodations, condos, villas, an 18-hole championship golf course, meeting & convention facilities, sports center, and many unique bars, restaurants, and gift shops. We are located 3 miles north of Wisconsin Dells on the cliffs, overlooking the historic Wisconsin River. We are looking for positive students to join our team in the waterpark capital of the world! *Please note- Students must be flexible and willing to help out in other areas of the resort.


Reasons to join us at Chula Vista Resort and Conference Center:     

·            Chula Vista Resort is only 3 miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells!

·            Couples and groups of up to 4 friends are encouraged to apply!

·            Enjoy area attractions and local discounts with a $15.00 pass

·            We have a variety of positions available! Work as a busser, lifeguard or housekeeper!


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.

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! Check out our website for more information about life as a J-1 student at Chula Vista and for information about events in the Wisconsin Dells, make sure to connect with the Dells J1 group on Facebook.

Let us introduce you to the resort by clicking here!

What our participants say:

“My new friends are great!” – J.Edwards

“I am working happily together with my co-workers and look forward to go to work everyday!” – A.Y.Tay

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, WI?

Wisconsin Dells has a humid continental climate, characterized by long, very cold, snowy winters and warm summers. On July 13, 1936, the temperature in Wisconsin Dells reached 114°F (46°C), the highest ever recorded in the state of Wisconsin. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin was in the village of Couderay, where it reached −55°F (−48°C) on both February 2 and 4, 1996. 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

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How to Get There

Students must plan to financially support themselves for as long as 3 to 4 weeks before they receive their first paychecks. Employees of Chula Vista resort are paid every 2 weeks, pay periods are Friday-Thursday and students should not expect to work a full weekly schedule until managers are able to incorporate them into the regularly scheduled rotation or until students successfully complete their training. *Please note: All students are required to pay a $100.00 administration fee to Chula Vista


Student must email the International Student Coordinator at least 1 week prior to arrival at Chula Vista Resort so arrangements can be made for pick up from either the Greyhound Bus or Amtrak Train Station in Wisconsin Dells.


It is recommended that students fly into either General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI or O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL. We will only pick students up from the Greyhound Bus or Amtrak Train Station in Wisconsin Dells, WI if students provide their arrival information at least 24 hours in advance of arrival.


The largest International airport in the region is O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL and there are many ways to get from there 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.



PICK-UP FROM GREYHOUND BUS STATION or AMTRAK TRAIN STATION in Wisconsin Dells: Students must contact us before leaving Chicago so arrangements can be made for pick-up from the bus or train station. Pick up is FREE for students arriving in the Dells provided we have their arrival information at least 24 hours before arrival. Students can check into housing at any time, but only if we have their arrival information in advance. 


Because Chula Vista Resort is located approximately three miles from the downtown community area that features shopping, a grocery market, pharmacy, medical clinic, bank, post office, and library, many students wish to purchase a bicycle for convenient transportation. Traveling downtown to the Dells on your bicycle will take approximately 20-25 minutes. 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 winter