USIT Work and Travel Blog

Irish Students Now Receiving Life Bans For Working Without J1 Visa

Posted 17 days ago in J1

It has been reported that there has been an increase in the number of Irish students attempting to work in America without the required J1 visa. Some students have attempted to deceive border security agents with an ESTA visa, stating they are only visiting the States as tourists when they, in fact, intend to work …

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The DOs & DONTs of J1 House Hunting

Posted 19 days ago in J1

Summer is finally upon us so if you’re heading on a J1, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about where you’re going to stay in the USA this summer. If you’ve been organized since day one, you may already have accommodation sorted. Go you! If you left things a little last minute however, …

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Essentials To Pack For Your J1 This Summer

Posted 2 months ago in J1

A J1 is usually the first time you’ll spend a long time away from Ireland and it can be stressful trying to get organised for your big adventure. Luckily, we’re here to help! Having taken feedback from thousands of past J-1 Visa students we’ve provided you with this Definitive Guide to the Vital Essentials that …

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Bike Rent NYC Want to Hire 30 Irish J1ers this Summer!

Posted 2 months ago in J1

Still between two minds on where to go for your J1? If you’re looking for an exciting, fast-paced experience, then Manhattan is for you. That’s why we’ve partnered with Bike Rent USA to help make your dream summer a reality!  Bike Rent NYC Bike Rent NYC serves New York City residents and visitors through daily …

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Jessica’s Stunning Summer in Cape Cod!

Jessica had an unforgettable experience on her J1 working in Cape Cod at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. We asked her to tell us all about her amazing summer and why she chose Cape Cod for her J1 Work and Travel Programme.  Like most college students in Ireland, the summer after I turned 21 was …

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Kate’s Unforgettable Summer at Camp!

We caught up with Kate Fox who spent last summer as a Camp Counsellor at a Special Needs Summer Camp in the U.S. Her story is guaranteed to melt your heart. My Life-Changing Summer at a Special Needs Camp From the moment I applied for USIT’s Camp USA programme, I knew I was going to have …

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10 Pro Tips to GET HIRED at our J1 Hiring Fair!

Posted 4 months ago in J1

USIT’s first J1 Hiring Fair of 2019 is taking place on February 28th in the Alex Hotel, Dublin – follow these hot tips to GET HIRED instantly! 1. Be Prepared Before you attend the fair,  you will already know which companies you’ll be interviewing for. Take the time to read up on the company, have a …

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10 Reasons Why EVERY Irish Student Should Do A J1

Posted 4 months ago in J1

Wondering if a summer J1 is right for you? Check out our Top 10 reasons why you should go for it. 1. Americans Love the Irish First and foremost, Irish people have a long history of moving to America to experience the American Dream and this tradition hasn’t changed. As a result, so many Americans …

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J1 Stories: CIEE Civic Leadership Summit

Posted 4 months ago in J1

We caught up with Conor Dunne who attended the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit last year. Once you hear his story, you’ll be convinced to apply too!  The CIEE Civic Leadership Summit One of the several requirements you must satisfy in order to be issued a work and travel visa from the United States Department of …

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Top Tips For Finding J1 Accommodation

Posted 4 months ago in J1

Jetting off this summer to live your best life in the USA? You should probably start thinking about where you’re going to be living. Have a look at our top tips to finding your J1 accommodation! 1. Do your Research  Start sooner, rather than later and spend a bit of time researching potential accommodation. Once …

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