USIT Work and Travel Blog

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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Canada Hiring Fairs 2019 – Everything You Need To Know

So you’re heading on the Canada IEC Visa to enjoy some scenic views, maple syrup and of course, see where they film Riverdale! If you’re one of the lucky ones and have a job sorted already, well done, that’s pretty much the hardest part over with. However, if you haven’t secured a job yet, we’re …

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Why The Philippines Belongs On Your Bucket List!

Posted a month ago in Asia

The Philippines is located in South-East Asia and contains over 7,000 islands. We sat down with Marie, who’s from the Philippines, and asked her what makes her homeland so spectacular. Palawan There are so many amazing islands to choose from in the Philippines, but Palawan is the number one island to go to. Puerto Princesa’s …

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

Posted 2 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 2 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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Up to $5,000 New Zealand Relocation Grant for Irish Teachers!

Recently graduated in teaching but still feeling the urge to travel? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you to advance your career and satisfy your wanderlust at the same time! More and more Irish teachers are choosing to pack their bags and gain international experience on USIT’s Teach in New Zealand Working Holiday Programme! Why? …

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Top Tips For Finding J1 Accommodation

Posted 2 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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2019 Travel Trend: Fitness Holidays

Introducing USIT’s Fitness Holidays The hustle and bustle of everyday life can make it next to impossible to reach your fitness goals. We all make plans but it isn’t long before we start making excuses. What if there was a way to escape from your busy modern life and finally focus on achieving the body …

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Living in Canada- My Experience and Advice

Between two minds about making the move? We caught up with Danu McGowan, who lived and worked in Canada last year. Don’t miss her advice and experiences of living and working in Canada on the IEC visa. Research your destination Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world so your choices of location are …

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J1 Stories: Richard’s Summer in L.A.

Posted 3 months ago in J1

Beautiful weather, plenty of jobs and the promise of amazing Instagrams are making Los Angeles a very popular J1 destination. We caught up with Richard Banahan to discover why he chose L.A. for his J1 programme. Richard Banahan – Santa Monica, CA   Preparing For My Adventure I knew before I even applied for the …

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