Competitions

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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Want Your Visa & Etihad Flights Paid For? Tell Us Why You Should Be Our #OzAmbassador

2 min readUPDATE: Thank you all so much for such brilliant applications! We have now closed any further applications and selected our shortlist. Such was the volume of entries we cannot respond directly to everybody. If you haven’t been contacted yet, I’m afraid you haven’t made our shortlist. The standard of entries has been so … Continue reading Want Your Visa & Etihad Flights Paid For? Tell Us Why You Should Be Our #OzAmbassador

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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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NEW: The Best Way To Explore Beautiful Canada Is One Ticket Away – CANRail

2 min readCanada is simply enormous, in fact you could comfortably fit Ireland within its borders 118 times with a bit of room to spare (or an extra Kerry if you will). Exploring 10,000,000 sq km of outlandish landscapes, sprawling cities and natural wonders is a daunting challenge. Challenge accepted and we’ve found the best, … Continue reading NEW: The Best Way To Explore Beautiful Canada Is One Ticket Away – CANRail

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It’s About Time We Introduced You To Our J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador….

1 min readSo, unless you’ve been living under a particularly isolated rock over the last few weeks, you’ll know that we launched a search to find the perfect J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador to embark on this dream assignment in Thailand. We poured over hundreds of entries, many of which were absolutely fantastic but we could … Continue reading It’s About Time We Introduced You To Our J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador….

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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 7 months 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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