Competitions

Our 2017 Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship Winner, Roisín Kehoe!

1 min readLast year, we launched the Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship programme in honour of our late founder. Having trawled through hundreds of great applications we wanted to find an Irish student who stood out for holding Gordon’s core values of generosity, kindness and a passion for travel.

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CHOSEN: J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador For A Dream Assignment!

Posted a month ago in Asia

3 min readAPPLICATION UPDATE: Thank you all so much to the hundreds of brilliant applications to become our J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador. Your talent, creativity and personalities really shone through and we were genuinely amazed by the standard of entries. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to reply to all applicants but we … Continue reading CHOSEN: J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador For A Dream Assignment!

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The Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship 2017: Nominate A Student Before April 18th 2017

1 min readThe management and staff of USIT would like to pay tribute to our original founder by running the Gordon Colleary Memorial Scholarship in his name for a second year. In 1959, Gordon helped establish ‘Union of Students in Ireland Travel Bureau’, or as it now known USIT. Two years later the first student … Continue reading The Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship 2017: Nominate A Student Before April 18th 2017

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[FRIDAY QUIZ]: Match These US Landmarks To Their State?

0 min readWe’ve reached the end of another busy week full of Iceland guiding, Grad Visa launching and Camp Fair Hiring. At this stage of the working week (or the final week of freedom before the new semester), procrastination is reaching peak levels. Our Friday Quiz is the only answer and this week we’re testing … Continue reading [FRIDAY QUIZ]: Match These US Landmarks To Their State?

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Travel Quiz of the Year: Prove Yourself A Nomad And Win €25 Vouchers!

1 min readUPDATE: Congrats to Niamh, Aislinn, Rachel & Ben who’ve all won a USIT Voucher worth €25! Welcome to our Quiz of the Year! Below you’ll find 10 travel questions, all specifically related to the last 12 months.

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J1 PHOTO COMPETITION: Send Us In Your Best Pics From Your Amazing US Summer!

1 min readWhoever first said that all good thing must come to an end is a real jerk, but they had a valid point.

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Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship Winner: Louise Kelly

1 min readFollowing hundreds upon hundreds of entries and nominations for the inaugural Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship, we had the unenviable task of deciding who was most deserving of the opportunity to explore the US this summer on us, while holding onto the principles of what Gordon’s legacy had built since the student travel pioneer … Continue reading Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship Winner: Louise Kelly

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J1 Competition – WIN your complete J1 USA Programme!

0 min readWe’re so delighted to announce that we are giving away a complete J1 Programme including Virgin Flights, Insurance, SEVIS, Jobs Service, Embassy Fee and more to one lucky student, with thanks to our friends in Virgin Atlantic! To enter, just follow this link and fill in your details: https://usit.wufoo.com/forms/z1089nuh1bvdf0p/ – Good luck!!

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And the winners are……

1 min readHappy New Year everyone! We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways over the past couple of weeks.  This year the prizes were bigger and better than ever and we’re so excited to now announce all of the winners so that you can begin … Continue reading And the winners are……

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