USIT Work and Travel Blog

The DOs & DONTs of J1 House Hunting

Posted 2 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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Top Tips For Finding J1 Accommodation

Posted 5 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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J1 Employer Spotlight: Want To Work in Legoland, California?

Posted 2 years ago in J1

There are J1 Jobs and then there is this J1 Job… Our J1 Recruitment Team have been working ever so hard (bless them) to scour the length and breadth of California looking for suitable and past employers of J1 students. They’ve already lined up 100+ roles in Chicago, taking on roller coasters in Williamsburg but now …

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J1 Spotlight: Scholarship Winner Louise On Her Dream J1 In Chicago

When we start thinking of our favourite US cities, Chicago is almost always well up the rankings and for good reason! A sports mad city, complete with a beach and brimming with good vibes including Lollapalooza, it’s no wonder our Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship winner in 2016, Louise Kelly decided it was the destination for …

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Which J1er Are You? GAA Isn’t Sport, It’s A Way Of Life For Galway Native Tadgh

Posted 2 years ago in J1

Just like all J1 crews will have a Ross, an Aoife and an Aimee you can bet that ‘GAA Head’ Tadgh isn’t going to be far away… Let’s just say that Tadgh’s interest in anything outside of making the Galway senior team is passive to say the least! Tadgh’s biggest worry of the summer is whether …

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Which J1er Are You? Introducing Aimee, The Beach Babe Who’s Instagram Is Blowing Up!

Posted 3 years ago in J1

We’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 Summer start? …

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Sean’s Amazing J1 Summer Captured on Go-Pro

Posted 3 years ago in J1

Hands up if you’re already dreaming of your J1 summer in 2017? As thousands more students begin planning their Summer adventure with USIT, one of last year’s crop, Sean Quinn has sent us over this brilliant video of what has to have been the best summer of his life! For anyone who’s already been on one, you’ll …

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J1 Spotlight: Lyndsey Finds Fame In Friendly Nashvile

This was a J1 with a Southern twist that started in Tennesse and ended up on the set of US TV hit, Nashville!. We spoke to Lyndsey (@LyndzHall) about taking the road much less travelled by and why taking your Irish roots off the beaten track is the best decision you’ll ever make…

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20 Top Tips From 2015 J1 Students

Mid-May and it’s about to get real! All your months being absolutely frozen thinking that your departure date are nearly finished and with us being blessed with the weather the home stretch it’s easy to start daydreaming and forget the needful… We spent some time in Trinity, UCD, UCC & NCAD talking to some of our …

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J1 Insider: Tips & Tricks For Loving Chicago

Ahoy hoy! Two of our J1 Recruitment Team, James & Lyndsey just got back from a busy week scouring Chicago for more employers for this year’s J1 students (you lucky people!) and finding out the best things to do in the city, how best to get around, where to stay and what to enjoy. If you’re …

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