USIT Work and Travel Blog

The Perfect J1 Day In…San Francisco

4 min read10 Weeks. 10 Locations. 10 Perfect J1 Summer Days. The J1 season has well and truly begun, with college campuses up and down the country buzzing with chatter about one topic…No, it’s not that Economics assignment (but make sure you get it done though), it’s where to spend your summer in 2018. More … Continue reading The Perfect J1 Day In…San Francisco

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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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10 Natural Wonders Around The Globe That Are Criminally Underappreciated

Posted 13 days ago in Asia

1 min readWho’s in charge of the ‘Wonders of the World’ list anyway? We have a real bee in our bonnet that having seven official “Wonders of the World” is a crime against some stunning places deserving of a spot. Frankly, we’re not having it. Between us, we’ve seen hundreds of genuinely astonishing, awe-inspiring places … Continue reading 10 Natural Wonders Around The Globe That Are Criminally Underappreciated

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The J1 Summer Work and Travel Programme 2018 Is Now Open! Here’s What You Need To Know

4 min readNow here’s some welcome news to combat the shorter evenings and that chill in the air. Seven months from now you could be setting off on the biggest and best adventure of your life across the Atlantic. It’s official, the USIT J1 Work and Travel Summer Programme is now open for 2018 and this … Continue reading The J1 Summer Work and Travel Programme 2018 Is Now Open! Here’s What You Need To Know

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New Exploration Into Blue Hole On Great Barrier Reef Brings Some Welcome News

3 min read“The Great Barrier Reef is dead”. This line has been thrown around the internet and the media over the last year. Partly to grab headlines but more significantly it points to the very serious and very real prospect that coral bleaching on the reef has killed up to 67% of the corals there. Without … Continue reading New Exploration Into Blue Hole On Great Barrier Reef Brings Some Welcome News

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Canada Announces Three-Plan To Attract One Million Immigrants To North America

2 min readThis is some big and brilliant news for young Irish people, with an eye on a year or two abroad.

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Climbing Uluru Will Be Banned From October 2019 After Historic Vote

2 min readIt’s one of Australia’s most iconic wonders, visited by over 300,000 people per year but the future of Uluru will be ‘you can see but you can’t touch’ and we couldn’t agree with it more.

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QUIZ: Which City Is This? We Guarantee No One Will Get 20/20 Right!

Posted a month ago in Asia

0 min readIt’s a brave statement, but I’m calling it now. If anyone gets 20/20 in this quiz it will have been because of a fluke, or you’re the most well travelled person in Ireland…but mainly still a fluke! Anything over twelve should be considered a very decent effort. Oh, and just to keep you … Continue reading QUIZ: Which City Is This? We Guarantee No One Will Get 20/20 Right!

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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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Embassy Friends! Irish & New Zealand Embassies To Open As Relationship Reaches New Heights

4 min readThere’s long been a strange spiritual connection between the people of Ireland and our far-flung friends of New Zealand. In fact, one-in-six Kiwi’s claim Irish lineage and despite us being over 18,500km away from each other the relationship has never felt that distance.

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