USIT Work and Travel Blog

Camp USA: The Perfect First Summer Away From Home

A summer working at camp in the USA is a life-changing experience for our participants. It is one of the best ways to experience American life, develop new skills and make lifelong friends from all over the world.   We understand that a child heading to the USA for a summer can be a daunting prospect …

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Camp USA Stories: Annie’s Life-Changing Summer

We caught up with Annie Phelan, who worked as a Camp Counsellor last year on USIT’s Camp USA programme. She’s here to tell you everything you’ve wanted to know about it. Take it away Annie! In the early hours of the morning, I packed my bags into the car and drove to Dublin airport from my home …

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Grad Visa Hotspots: Boston

Considering heading on the USIT One Year Grad Visa? Here are just a few reasons why Boston might be the perfect city for your next adventure. Lifestyle Boston can feel like a small town but with all the perks of city life. The warm and welcoming atmosphere it holds will make those who have just …

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Irish Students Now Receiving Life Bans For Working Without J1 Visa

Posted 3 months 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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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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The DOs & DONTs of J1 House Hunting

Posted 3 months 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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Bike Rent NYC Want to Hire 30 Irish J1ers this Summer!

Posted 4 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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Last Chance To Book Camp USA is April 15th

The Summer of a Lifetime Awaits… Fancy having the best summer of your life working as a Camp Counsellor in the US? Well time is running out to book your place on our Camp USA Programme as the deadline of April 15th is fast approaching! Camp USA is perfect for anyone looking for a J1 with …

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6 Reasons To Go To Camp This Summer!

Sick of working the same boring old Summer job every year? Ready for an escape from the ordinary? Then Camp USA might just be for you! It’s not your average summer/ part-time job by any means. It’s the J1 with a difference that could well and truly change your life. Here are our Top 6 …

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