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Long Beach

Read SAYIT's advice on and contact information for accommodation and J1 summer job hunting in Long Beach, California, USA.

Long Beach is where the action is and the fun never ends. From the regal Queen Mary and the spectacular Aquarium of the Pacific, to stirring Broadway shows, live music venues and hundreds of exclusive dinning destinations, there is never a dull moment in this spectacular city. The airport is close by, and Long beach is just a brief and pleasant cruise away from Catalina Island. Adding to this, it's only a short distance from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and everything Southern California has to offer, making Long Beach an ideal J1 destination!

Accommodation

There are several large-scale universities nearby like California State University so there should be plenty of accommodation around the colleges if you start your search early enough. Don't forget to check out university bulletin boards, internet café message boards and local newspapers where students may be looking for summer housemates.

You can also check out Apartment Guide, Apartment List, Zillow and For Rent University.com for more information.

Job Hunting

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Long Beach so there should be many jobs available in the summer.

Aquarium of the Pacific would be a great place to work at if you love wildlife, as it is home to over 11,000 animals!

Catalina Express provides fast boat service to and from Catalina Island.  They offer employment on land and at sea and they begin recruiting in February.  You can send your Resumé to their email: hrmail@catalinaexpress.com.

You can also work on the famous Queen Mary, one of the finest luxury cruise liners ever built.  You can check out their website for any job opportunities or email Jessica Schmidt at HRD@QueenMary.com for more information.

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