Potential J1ers for 2018 have been urged to “be proactive and begin the application process as early as possible”, following a seven-week backlog of applications last year.
The backlog had originated from delays in processing new screening measures within SEVIS, originally brought into effect in the wake of 9/11.
Your US Embassy interview is generally the final hurdle separating students from that dream J1 visa being issued so to avoid any last minute panics next year, the Embassy’s advice carries with it a fair amount of weight. As with 2017, there are 7,000 visas available for J1 Summer Work and Travel and Camp Counsellors.
Apart from the threat of another processing backlog, students would do worse than to get applying for USIT’s J1 Basic or Premium package as soon as they can with savings of up to €400 available until the 24th Nov. Lastly, as we say every year, the best jobs in the best cities are the first to fill up so if you have your heart set on a West Coast summer in San Diego or LA – all the more reason to apply while it’s still open season.
Not sure if a J1 in 2018 is for you? Come meet our team and learn everything there is to know about getting your visa and making the most of your summer this Thursday in USIT HQ. Our Info Talk will start at 6pm and, as always, is completely free to attend.