USIT Work and Travel Blog

Update: One year Graduate USA Visa 2018

The hugely popular and unique 1-Year US Graduate Visa Programme is under threat for 2018, USIT has learned. Whilst the USIT programme is a specific bilateral agreement between Ireland and the US, it falls under the” J” category of visa regulations. These visas are all up for review, leaving considerable doubt around whether the option will be …

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A Year in Dallas: 5 Reasons It’s A Great Place For Irish Graduates

We’re not gonna sugarcoat it, getting yourself a high flying job in Manhattan isn’t without it’s challenges. It takes nerve, there is the possibility of failure but those who dream of the NYC life, be bold and go for it…just don’t do it without a contingency plan nestled under your wing.

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GRAD VISA STORIES: Arts Grad Eleanor Shipped Up To Boston For A Year

The USIT Graduate Visa to the US isn’t just a piece of paper, it’s a like changing undertaking. To apply and be successful you need to be ambitious, dedicated and brave enough to dream big. Luckily, Irish graduates possess these traits in abundance leading to hundreds of hugely successful participants who’ve stood up to stand …

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Grad Visa Stories: The Wexford Native Making Laughs And Making Waves In NYC

We like to think we’re a pretty funny sort. For the most part our sense of humour travels incredibly well. For Wexford native and Communications graduate, David Atkinson it’s taken him all the way to interviews with Will Ferrell and published works on FunnyOrDie and CNN. His Grad Visa experience and it’s well worth a …

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Grad Visa: More Business Roles Announced In San Fran and New York

You’re on the home stretch. Finals are on the horizon and while it’s a stressful time, be safe in the knowledge that all your hard work this year is going to pay off. Once you’ve aced your final exams, boundless possibilities will open to launch your career into the stratosphere. They aren’t many better than …

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Irish Blogger Erika Fox, AKA @RetroFlame1 On Deciding To Move To NYC

Deciding to apply for the US Graduate Visa is often just the first chapter of an incredible and life-changing story. The fact couldn’t be truer for Erika Fox, AKA @RetroFlame1. Having spent a couple of summers on J1’s with USIT, Erica had fallen ‘gotten addicted’ to the New York lifestyle and being at the very epicentre of …

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

26 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 After beautiful …

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NEW: Teach in New Zealand Visa Programme. Massive Opportunity For Irish Graduates!

Recently graduated in teaching but still feeling the urge to travel? This is going to be a head turner… New to 2017, we are launching our Teach in New Zealand Working Holiday Programme! Why? Well to put it mildly, demand for qualified primary and secondary school teachers across beautiful New Zealand is currently sky high. …

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US Grad Visa Program Open For 2017! Here’s What You Need To Know

The waiting is over, the dream lives on, the time to start planning is now! We are delighted and excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for Irish graduates to spend a life-changing year, living and working in some of the world’s biggest and best cities! See yourself following Tom out to New York …

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