USIT Work and Travel Blog

Camp USA: The Perfect First Summer Away From Home

A summer working at camp in the USA is a life-changing experience for our participants. It is one of the best ways to experience American life, develop new skills and make lifelong friends from all over the world.   We understand that a child heading to the USA for a summer can be a daunting prospect …

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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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USIT Canada Hiring Fair – All you Need to Know

Heading to Canada soon? You’re in luck, USIT’s Canada Hiring Fair will take place this year from the 6th-16th of August. Meet with Canadian employers from some of the top companies in Vancouver, Calgary, Whistler and Banff that will be attending the hiring fair over the 10 days. How Do I Get Hired?  It’s simple. If …

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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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Most People Forget This One Thing When Moving to Australia

If you’ve made the decision to move Down Under then you’re in luck! Australia have recently announced that they have 1000’s of jobs open to Irish holiday-makers, meaning there has never been a better time to move to Oz. You’ll also see plenty of friendly Irish faces over there as the number of people moving …

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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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1000s of Jobs Now Open to Irish Working Holiday Makers in Australia

Australia has proven to be a hugely popular destination for Irish people with over 100,000 emigrating there in the last decade. The Irish desire to pack up everything and head to Oz seems to be stronger than ever before with 9,000 Irish people going on the Australia Working Holiday visa this past year, a massive …

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Canada Biometrics and Insurance – All You Need To Know

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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Buying a Car in Australia? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Australia is a massive country and if you’re planning on moving there, you may be wondering how you’re going to get around. While a car is not essential due to the country’s public transport infrastructure, many Irish people prefer to drive on their Australian adventure due to the freedom it gives them. We caught up …

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Essentials To Pack For Your J1 This Summer

Posted 4 months ago in J1

A J1 is usually the first time you’ll spend a long time away from Ireland and it can be stressful trying to get organised for your big adventure. Luckily, we’re here to help! Having taken feedback from thousands of past J-1 Visa students we’ve provided you with this Definitive Guide to the Vital Essentials that …

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