American Hospitality Academy, USA

Hilton Head Island, Southern California

Offered Programs

Salient Features

  • Worldwide recognition
  • Traineeship and Internship

  • Established 1986
  • 866-511-0908


American Hospitality Academy is a U.S.-based hospitality academy that has been providing hospitality training worldwide to professionals and students alike. AHA's programs are designed such that students around the world can participate and earn the professional skills required to succeed in their careers. AHA aims to polish professionals to lead the hospitality industry and thus provides them with training, practical knowledge, and leadership skills.

The American Hospitality Academy (AHA) is a full-service education and training company that delivers comprehensive programs designed specifically for the hospitality industry. AHA is unique in its ability to meet the needs of three distinct yet related client groups worldwide -students, professionals, and corporations. 

Founded in 1986, AHA has become the leading internship provider in the USA placing thousands of students from around the world in premier resorts and hotels. In 2005, AHA championed SERVLEAD (Service Leadership in a Multicultural Workplace.) the first Global Internship Certification and Training Manual in the world that combines both the leadership and cultural awareness skills necessary to compete in today's global economy. It was produced in partnership with the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) and educators from around the globe. 

For more than 25 years AHA has helped thousands of students and young professionals, from around the world gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's interconnected world while fostering international goodwill, mutual understanding and friendship. AHA is authorized by the U.S. Department of State as a Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor for three categories: Intern, Trainee, Summer Work and Travel. AHA is passionate about enriching lives and creating a better world through cultural exchange and professional development.

AHA's second publication "Service Basics: A Guide to Developing Positive Work Ethics in a Multicultural Environment" is also a hospitality industry first. 


  • Inspire Cultural Understanding
  • Develop Global Skills and Knowledge
  • Empower People to People Exchange
  • Broaden Global Awareness
  • Foster International Understanding and Goodwill

Core Values:

  • Respect and Understanding
  • Integrity and Trust
  • People and Connection
  • Positive and Passionate
  • Excellence and Commitment