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The Perfect J1 Day In…Chicago

Posted 6 days ago in J1

5 min readAnother week, another perfect J1 day. I am very excited about this one. Having ticked a Perfect Day off our list in San Francisco and Boston it’s time to hit the midwest for a city which exploded in popularity last year. It might have had a little something to do with a certain … Continue reading The Perfect J1 Day In…Chicago

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[QUIZ] : How Camp Are You? (For Camp USA!!)

0 min readThinking about heading to camp this summer or been there before? Take this quiz and see how camp you really are! Camp USA isn’t just a summer away, it’s a lifestyle! We’re hiring! Applications are now open for Camp USA 2018. For info, head to www.campusa.ie, email us at info@usit.ie or call us … Continue reading [QUIZ] : How Camp Are You? (For Camp USA!!)

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The Perfect J1 Day In…Boston

4 min readIt’s that time of the year when college campus conversations will revolve around three things: Pulling another all-nighter to get that assignment in, how mega Christmas is going to be and where the hell am I going to go on my summer J1?

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US Embassy Urges J1 Applicants To Get Ahead Of The Rush As Demand Soars For Limited Places

1 min readThe US Embassy has today released a statement urging 2018 J1 hopefuls to be more of a Fiona, than a Ross and get their applications in as early as they possibly can. Potential J1ers for 2018 have been urged to “be proactive and begin the application process as early as possible”, following a seven-week … Continue reading US Embassy Urges J1 Applicants To Get Ahead Of The Rush As Demand Soars For Limited Places

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US Airport Security Changes And What They Mean For Irish Passengers

2 min readAs of this morning, new security measures for international visitors coming from non-US airlines have been put into effect across the US. The additional checks are being put in place to avoid in-cabin bans on laptops (because in-flight Netflix is crucial) following the US (and shortly after the UK’s) decision to ban electronic devices … Continue reading US Airport Security Changes And What They Mean For Irish Passengers

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APPEAL: Football Coaches Urgently Required To Save USA From Further International Embarrassment

Posted 2 months ago in J1

2 min readEach year, millions of young Americans gleefully take to soccer pitches all over the country hoping and dreaming to one day be competent at the beautiful game. Tragically even the very best players that the US can produce, cannot beat Trinidad & Tobago, a country with a total population smaller than San Diego.

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J1 Photo Competition 2017: And The Winner Is…

1 min readIf you didn’t take a picture, were you even there?! A couple of weeks ago we asked all of our 2017 J1ers to show us what a J1 feels like and you guys DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Before we allow our travel envy to completely run away with us, we wanted to share a … Continue reading J1 Photo Competition 2017: And The Winner Is…

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Joe’s Soccer Summer in the US: “You’ll find yourself saying I love my job!”

10 min readEach summer USIT hires hundreds of Irish football fanatics, looking for a dream summer in the US surrounded by the beautiful game. @joemacruairi267 spent his summer touring through Denver, Wyoming, Idaho and New Mexico before hitting Las Vegas for McGregor/Mayweather. We’re not jealous in the slightest….

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J1 Photo Competition 2017: Submit Your Best Pics For Chance To Win €150 Travel Voucher!

1 min readA picture paints a thousand w̶o̶r̶d̶s̶ summers… The J1 Photo Competition is back! This year we want to find that one picture that perfectly describes what it feels like to stand upon the top of the Grand Canyon, see the New York skyline sparkle at sunset or capture those wild West Coast waves. Everyone is … Continue reading J1 Photo Competition 2017: Submit Your Best Pics For Chance To Win €150 Travel Voucher!

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10 Grad Visa Myths in 2017 – Debunked!

7 min readThere’s been an air of uncertainty and confusion over the last few months in terms of American visas, particularly the year-long Graduate Visa. Just like the updated requirement of the J1 visa in 2015 that made a confirmed job prior to departure a requirement, each year can see changes to eligibility. Last November, things became … Continue reading 10 Grad Visa Myths in 2017 – Debunked!

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