USIT Work and Travel Blog

Grad Visa Hotspots: Philadelphia

Considering living the dream on the USIT One Year Grad Visa but not sure which city is right for you? Check out some of the many reasons to kickstart your career in Philadelphia.  Lifestyle Philadelphia provides small-town vibes in the midst of a buzzing city. The city’s immigrant population shapes the city’s culture and lifestyle …

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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: Chicago

When it comes to choosing a city for your One Year Graduate Visa, you are truly spoiled for choice. Perhaps you want to experience the fast-paced New York lifestyle or maybe a more chilled beach vibe is your thing. Chicago is a city that combines the best of both worlds so there’s no surprise more …

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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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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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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 6 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 6 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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10 Things I Learned On My Grad Visa

Joseph Murray has just returned home from an amazing year in Los Angeles on the US Grad Visa. We decided to sit down with Joseph and discover what he learned from his adventure and how it’s benefitted his career since he’s returned home. 1. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained One of the most valuable things I …

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