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Grad Visa Stories: Daragh’s New York Survival Guide

Posted 4 days ago in Career

6 min readEach year, hundreds of passionate, driven Irish graduates make a life-changing decision to follow their dreams in the US. One such big dreamer is Daragh Cushen, a Drama Studies graduate of UCD who went all in and took on Broadway after graduation. A year on, armed with a wealth of experience in taking … Continue reading Grad Visa Stories: Daragh’s New York Survival Guide

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Grad Visa Spotlight: Retro Flame On The Perks Of Being An Irish Gal In NYC

Posted 8 days ago in Career

1 min read  “New Yorkers love the Irish, they really do. I’m not sure if it’s our accents, our personalities or a little bit of our charm but being Irish over here is a really, really good thing”   We can’t blame them really, especially when the calibre of graduates arriving from Ireland to the … Continue reading Grad Visa Spotlight: Retro Flame On The Perks Of Being An Irish Gal In NYC

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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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Irish Blogger Erika Fox, AKA @RetroFlame1 On Deciding To Move To NYC

1 min readDeciding to apply for the US Graduate Visa is often just the first chapter of an incredible and life-changing story. The fact couldn’t be truer for Erika Fox, AKA @RetroFlame1. Having spent a couple of summers on J1’s with USIT, Erica had fallen ‘gotten addicted’ to the New York lifestyle and being at the … Continue reading Irish Blogger Erika Fox, AKA @RetroFlame1 On Deciding To Move To NYC

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This 33-Year Old From Galway Has Made $1.5m From Visiting Every Country

2 min readThis is #MondayMotivation on steroids right here. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Johnny Ward’s travel blog is that the beginnings of his completely life-changing site OneStep4Ward.com is so relatable… Coming from modest background in the West of Ireland, Johnny quickly realised that life on the road was his passion. A first venture out into the world … Continue reading This 33-Year Old From Galway Has Made $1.5m From Visiting Every Country

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East to West Coast By Rail: Austin – New Orleans – New York

8 min read26 days – 14 cities – 10,247km. What a journey it’s been! And so our grad visa blogger, Thomas Burke, has finished in Santa Monica and heads onward to Austin and New Orleans. If you missed the last leg of his journey you can read it here. Leaving The Beach Behind For Austin, Texas … Continue reading East to West Coast By Rail: Austin – New Orleans – New York

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Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

Posted 2 months ago in Asia

11 min readNow that’s Paddy’s Day has been safely negotiated it’s time to really start thinking about what you want out of your next holiday. You’ve battled through a good four months or more of the dark nights, howling wind and lashing rain that is an Irish winter so let’s rule out something cold shall … Continue reading Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

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Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

12 min readMaking the decision to leave Ireland behind for a while and relocate abroad is seldom one made on a whim. The impact on your career, family, relationships, finances and much more need to be weighed up but often it’s the change in lifestyle and raging jealousy of others that’ll persuade you to do it. … Continue reading Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

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USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

6 min readThe goodbye’s have been made, the train tickets booked, the last leg of Tom’s unforgettable year on his US Grad Visa is coming to an end…but not until his epic 4,000km US adventure! If you missed Part One, read it here. New York to Chicago – Lake Shore Route: Departure at 3.40pm on … Continue reading USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

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Iceland Insights: James’ Top Tips From His Visit North (Of The Wall)

13 min readIceland, The Land of Fire & Ice, a wildly unique country with endless summers and unforgiving winters. I recently visited beautiful Iceland for a few days to explore the mysterious island and squeeze as much exploring into three full days as possible, here is my top tips if you are planning a visit … Continue reading Iceland Insights: James’ Top Tips From His Visit North (Of The Wall)

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