Chincoteague Island is a small Island, seven miles long and three miles wide. It is a serene, yet fun filled, tourist destination! Chincoteague Island is Virginia’s only resort Island, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Chincoteague is within easy reach from all major cities on the mid-Atlantic seaboard.
This small scenic town off the coast of Virginia is known for the wild ponies that roam free. Tourists come to stay in small hotels and bed and breakfasts and enjoy the peaceful small town feel of Chincoteague. Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most visited refuges in the country. There are trails that you can explore by foot or on a bicycle. Chincoteague offers a great place to take off with a bike or walk. Everything is close and has the perfect blend of small town and wilderness, which makes this the perfect place to have a unique experience in the U.S.! One of the most exciting summer events is The Chincoteague Pony Swim. Tens of thousands of spectators from around the world gather on Chincoteague Island each year in July to watch the annual tradition of cowboys rounding up the wild ponies in the area.
Island Foods is an independently owned and operated grocery store on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Island Foods offers a family atmosphere in a busy business setting. You’ll be learning various roles at the supermarket and will interact with locals and visitors from across the U.S.A! Students must be flexible and open to the possibility of working various jobs at Island Foods.