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
4 min readBackpacking is the dream, but don’t let those inevitably difficult moments as you explore the world on a shoestring cloud your judgement of how lucky you are to be on this adventure. There is something impossibly appealing about the ‘one-way ticket and let’s see what happens’ philosophy when it comes to travel. We … Continue reading The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It
11 min readNow that’s Paddy’s Day has been safely negotiated it’s time to really start thinking about what you want out of your next holiday. You’ve battled through a good four months or more of the dark nights, howling wind and lashing rain that is an Irish winter so let’s rule out something cold shall … Continue reading Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise
12 min readMaking the decision to leave Ireland behind for a while and relocate abroad is seldom one made on a whim. The impact on your career, family, relationships, finances and much more need to be weighed up but often it’s the change in lifestyle and raging jealousy of others that’ll persuade you to do it. … Continue reading Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth
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]
4 min readWe’ve already heard from the haphazard yet lovable Ross and every J1 crew’s commander-in-chief Aoife, now it’s the turn of our beach babe, Aimee. An aspiring fashion and lifestyle blogger, if it’s ‘in’, Aimee knows about it. You’ll usually find her on or near the beach… Q: Hey Aimee, so where does your J1 … Continue reading Which J1er Are You? Introducing Aimee, The Beach Babe Who’s Instagram Is Blowing Up!