USIT Work and Travel Blog

Irish Students Now Receiving Life Bans For Working Without J1 Visa

Posted 19 days ago in J1

It has been reported that there has been an increase in the number of Irish students attempting to work in America without the required J1 visa. Some students have attempted to deceive border security agents with an ESTA visa, stating they are only visiting the States as tourists when they, in fact, intend to work …

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Essentials To Pack For Your J1 This Summer

Posted 2 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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Bike Rent NYC Want to Hire 30 Irish J1ers this Summer!

Posted 2 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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Jessica’s Stunning Summer in Cape Cod!

Jessica had an unforgettable experience on her J1 working in Cape Cod at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. We asked her to tell us all about her amazing summer and why she chose Cape Cod for her J1 Work and Travel Programme.  Like most college students in Ireland, the summer after I turned 21 was …

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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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10 Pro Tips to GET HIRED at our J1 Hiring Fair!

Posted 4 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 4 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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CIEE To Award €50,000 In Grants To Past J1-ers for Social Change!

Posted 4 months ago in USIT

Since 1969, USIT’s partner CIEE has been bringing foreign students and young professionals from countries around the globe to the United States on cultural exchange programs for work and study. To celebrate 50 years of making the great American experience accessible to people from different nations and cultures, CIEE is awarding up to $50,000 in …

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Top Tips For Finding J1 Accommodation

Posted 4 months ago in J1

Jetting off this summer to live your best life in the USA? You should probably start thinking about where you’re going to be living. Have a look at our top tips to finding your J1 accommodation! 1. Do your Research  Start sooner, rather than later and spend a bit of time researching potential accommodation. Once …

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Spending Summer in Canada? Read This First!

There’s No Such Thing As A J1 For Canada Irish students are becoming more and more interested in spending their summer in Canada. Of course, Canada is an amazing country to live but when going for just one summer, there’s a catch. Many students assume they can do a J1 in Canada but there’s actually …

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