USIT Work and Travel Blog

Introducing USIT’s New Canada Programme!

Posted 6 days ago in Canada

Ever dream of doing your college placement somewhere other than Ireland? Want to learn some amazing skills in the summer/autumn while also going on an adventure? Well, you’re in luck… Canada Student Trainee Programme USIT have just launched a brand new programme that allows Irish students to spend 3-12 months in Canada working as a …

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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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New Canadian Visa Application Centre Opens in Dublin

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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Deadline for 2018 Grads to go on One Year Grad Visa is March 31st

Did you graduate in 2018? Are you considering USIT’s One Year Grad Visa? Well, time is running out to secure your place as the deadline for 2018 Grads is March 31st! Traditionally, graduates were eligible for this visa for up to one year after graduation. The terms of the visa changed last year however, changing …

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

Posted 21 days 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 24 days 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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J1 Stories: CIEE Civic Leadership Summit

Posted a month 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 a month 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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Spending Summer in Canada? Read This First!

There’s No Such Thing As A J1 For Canada Irish students are becoming more and more interested in spending their summer in Canada. Of course, Canada is an amazing country to live but when going for just one summer, there’s a catch. Many students assume they can do a J1 in Canada but there’s actually …

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