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Grad Visa Stories: Daragh’s New York Survival Guide

Posted 4 days ago in Career

6 min readEach year, hundreds of passionate, driven Irish graduates make a life-changing decision to follow their dreams in the US. One such big dreamer is Daragh Cushen, a Drama Studies graduate of UCD who went all in and took on Broadway after graduation. A year on, armed with a wealth of experience in taking … Continue reading Grad Visa Stories: Daragh’s New York Survival Guide

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Grad Visa Jobs: A Downtown Manhattan Dream For Any Irish Law Graduates

Posted 6 days ago in Career

1 min readWhat an unbelievable opportunity this is…and you don’t even need to perfect your ‘bend and snap’.

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How To Take A Bite Out Of The Big Apple On A Budget

5 min readNew York is probably close to number one, if not number one on every Irish person’s travel bucket list, and it doesn’t have to cost you your life saving to get there! Check out these tips on how to do New York to the full on a smaller budget. Couponing Is Huge Business … Continue reading How To Take A Bite Out Of The Big Apple On A Budget

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Step-by-Step Guide: How To Breeze Through Your US Embassy Interview

5 min read“Congratulations! You have been placed at camp and you’re in the final steps of spending the summer of a lifetime working in the US. You’ll travel to America on a J1 Camp Counsellor visa. This will entitle you to work in an American summer camp and then travel across the country for up … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide: How To Breeze Through Your US Embassy Interview

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The Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship 2017: Nominate A Student Before April 18th 2017

1 min readThe management and staff of USIT would like to pay tribute to our original founder by running the Gordon Colleary Memorial Scholarship in his name for a second year. In 1959, Gordon helped establish ‘Union of Students in Ireland Travel Bureau’, or as it now known USIT. Two years later the first student … Continue reading The Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship 2017: Nominate A Student Before April 18th 2017

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East to West Coast By Rail: Austin – New Orleans – New York

8 min read26 days – 14 cities – 10,247km. What a journey it’s been! And so our grad visa blogger, Thomas Burke, has finished in Santa Monica and heads onward to Austin and New Orleans. If you missed the last leg of his journey you can read it here. Leaving The Beach Behind For Austin, Texas … Continue reading East to West Coast By Rail: Austin – New Orleans – New York

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Seattle to Los Angeles – Coast Starlight – Departure at 9.35am on 28th Feb. Total journey time approx. 36 hours.

5 min readAnd so our grad visa blogger, Thomas Burke, has finished in Seattle and heads onward to LA. If you missed the last leg of his journey you can read it here. After rainy Seattle, I was ready for some sun! When I was planning the trip, I was going to stay in Los Angeles … Continue reading Seattle to Los Angeles – Coast Starlight – Departure at 9.35am on 28th Feb. Total journey time approx. 36 hours.

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Chicago to San Francisco – Southwest Chief Route: Departure at 3pm on 17th Feb. Total journey time approx. 60 hours.

5 min readAnd so our grad-visa blogger, Tom, continues his journey on to San Fran. If you missed the last leg of his trip you can read it here. The train The train had two floors and I got a great seat at the front of a carriage with more space than the last time. This was … Continue reading Chicago to San Francisco – Southwest Chief Route: Departure at 3pm on 17th Feb. Total journey time approx. 60 hours.

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Our Top 10 Concerts And Festivals In America This Summer

Posted 3 months ago in J1

6 min readTraveling America for the summer can be an unbelievable experience and the more you know before going and the more you do over there, the more enjoyable it will be. To help all the music and fest lovers heading over this summer we have complied a list of our top 10 gigs and … Continue reading Our Top 10 Concerts And Festivals In America This Summer

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USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

6 min readThe goodbye’s have been made, the train tickets booked, the last leg of Tom’s unforgettable year on his US Grad Visa is coming to an end…but not until his epic 4,000km US adventure! If you missed Part One, read it here. New York to Chicago – Lake Shore Route: Departure at 3.40pm on … Continue reading USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

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