USIT Work and Travel Blog

Heading to Camp this Summer? Here’s What to Expect!

If you’re getting ready to head off to Camp USA for the first time. Here’s what to expect over the next 3 months… You’ll Make Friends For Life  At your first week of camp, you’ll have your orientation and induction. This is the week that you get to know everyone before the campers arrive. You’ll meet …

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Most People Forget This One Thing When Moving to Australia

If you’ve made the decision to move Down Under then you’re in luck! Australia have recently announced that they have 1000’s of jobs open to Irish holiday-makers, meaning there has never been a better time to move to Oz. You’ll also see plenty of friendly Irish faces over there as the number of people moving …

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Canada Biometrics and Insurance – All You Need To Know

Since August 1st, 2018, those applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence in Canada need to give their fingerprints and photos (biometrics). Until now, biometrics have been taken at the Canadian Embassy but a new Visa Application Centre (VAC) has just opened in Vistatec House, Dublin, making the entire process more streamlined. …

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Travelling in 2019? Here’s This Year’s 7 Best Long-Haul Hotspots

The cat is out of the bag! Boots have officially become the first pharmacy in Ireland to offer a Travel Vaccination Service! That’s right, getting the recommended vaccinations before you jet off on your exotic adventure is now more convenient and easier than ever before with the service now available in 10 pharmacies nationwide. For …

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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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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 3 months 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 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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