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US Embassy Urges J1 Applicants To Get Ahead Of The Rush As Demand Soars For Limited Places

1 min readThe US Embassy has today released a statement urging 2018 J1 hopefuls to be more of a Fiona, than a Ross and get their applications in as early as they possibly can. Potential J1ers for 2018 have been urged to “be proactive and begin the application process as early as possible”, following a seven-week … Continue reading US Embassy Urges J1 Applicants To Get Ahead Of The Rush As Demand Soars For Limited Places

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QUIZ: Which City Is This? We Guarantee No One Will Get 20/20 Right!

Posted a month ago in Asia

0 min readIt’s a brave statement, but I’m calling it now. If anyone gets 20/20 in this quiz it will have been because of a fluke, or you’re the most well travelled person in Ireland…but mainly still a fluke! Anything over twelve should be considered a very decent effort. Oh, and just to keep you … Continue reading QUIZ: Which City Is This? We Guarantee No One Will Get 20/20 Right!

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US Airport Security Changes And What They Mean For Irish Passengers

2 min readAs of this morning, new security measures for international visitors coming from non-US airlines have been put into effect across the US. The additional checks are being put in place to avoid in-cabin bans on laptops (because in-flight Netflix is crucial) following the US (and shortly after the UK’s) decision to ban electronic devices … Continue reading US Airport Security Changes And What They Mean For Irish Passengers

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APPEAL: Football Coaches Urgently Required To Save USA From Further International Embarrassment

Posted a month ago in J1

2 min readEach year, millions of young Americans gleefully take to soccer pitches all over the country hoping and dreaming to one day be competent at the beautiful game. Tragically even the very best players that the US can produce, cannot beat Trinidad & Tobago, a country with a total population smaller than San Diego.

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Joe’s Soccer Summer in the US: “You’ll find yourself saying I love my job!”

10 min readEach summer USIT hires hundreds of Irish football fanatics, looking for a dream summer in the US surrounded by the beautiful game. @joemacruairi267 spent his summer touring through Denver, Wyoming, Idaho and New Mexico before hitting Las Vegas for McGregor/Mayweather. We’re not jealous in the slightest….

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J1 Photo Competition 2017: Submit Your Best Pics For Chance To Win €150 Travel Voucher!

1 min readA picture paints a thousand w̶o̶r̶d̶s̶ summers… The J1 Photo Competition is back! This year we want to find that one picture that perfectly describes what it feels like to stand upon the top of the Grand Canyon, see the New York skyline sparkle at sunset or capture those wild West Coast waves. Everyone is … Continue reading J1 Photo Competition 2017: Submit Your Best Pics For Chance To Win €150 Travel Voucher!

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GRAD VISA STORIES: “I can’t stress just how much this year has changed me and opened my eyes”

5 min readHuge thanks again to @raqu3ll3 for sharing her New York experience with us so far. If you missed Part One you can catch it here. You can also follow her own blog, Tales of a Fairy here.

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Welcome, To The Real World! Best Work & Travel Options For 2017 Graduates

7 min readBring forth the silly hats! It’s time to bask in your own glory, soak up the plaudits and embrace the opportunities as graduation season in Ireland is soon to begin.

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Employer Spotlight: Irish Marketing Interns Wanted in San Fran, New York & Napa Valley

3 min readFinding that perfect paid internship in the US after you graduate is a tricky business. We get it. Searching for in the right places and for realistic companies can be a massive time drain and with less than 100 Graduate Visas left for 2017, time isn’t something you have much of to spare. … Continue reading Employer Spotlight: Irish Marketing Interns Wanted in San Fran, New York & Napa Valley

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Grad Visa Stories: “I didn’t want to live in an Irish community, I didn’t come here to have Ireland at my doorstep”

8 min readHuge thanks to Graduate Visa participant @raqu3ll3 for sharing her New York experience with us so far! Don’t forget to follow her on Instagram and check out her own blog Tales Of A Fairy. When you’re in college you have a goal and a purpose, you’re safe in a bubble where your daily routine … Continue reading Grad Visa Stories: “I didn’t want to live in an Irish community, I didn’t come here to have Ireland at my doorstep”

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