Why Pigeon Forge?Pigeon Forge is a major tourist town near the entrance of the Smoky Mountain National Park, which makes it a strategic location for international students to find employment through work and travel programs.
Tennessee Tourist Destination
Over 10 million people visit the Smoky Mountain National Park each year. With its close proximity, Pigeon Forge has become the most popular family vacation destination in the state.
What Is a "Work and Travel" Program?
A Work and Travel Program is a government program for students from top universities from around the world that allows them to experience the American culture. The students are provided a job and a place to live for four months. After their work commitment, the students are free to travel throughout the United States before returning home.
Over 3000 students from 20 different countries come to...
Over 3000 students from 27 different countries come to Sevier County to work in the cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Because this is the first visit to the United States for many of the young people, feelings of isolation and uncertainty are common experiences among the international students.