USIT Work and Travel Blog

This Might Just Be Thailand’s Most Stunning Hotel

Posted 12 days ago in Asia

USIT’s very own James O’ Donoghue got the chance to experience the height of luxury of this hotel paradise. We’re not jealous at all! Check out his experience.  Soneva is a luxury brand and a chain of hotels, currently standing at three resorts. Soneva Kiri in Thailand and Soneva Fushi & Soneva Jani which are …

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Maria’s Top 6 Tips for Moving to Australia Solo

We caught up with Maria McGrath who went on the Australia Working Holiday Visa and asked her what advice she would give other solo travellers. Don’t miss her 6 Hot Tips!  So something has given you that push and you are ready to move abroad but you have nobody to travel with you? Not a …

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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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Grad Visa Hotspots: Austin

Considering heading on the One Year Grad Visa but not sure where to go? Whether this is your first time moving away from home, or not,  Austin might just be the perfect fit for you.  Lifestyle Austin is a one-of-a-kind city, centred in the heart of Texas, the city has recently transformed from a booming …

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Camp USA Stories: Annie’s Life-Changing Summer

We caught up with Annie Phelan, who worked as a Camp Counsellor last year on USIT’s Camp USA programme. She’s here to tell you everything you’ve wanted to know about it. Take it away Annie! In the early hours of the morning, I packed my bags into the car and drove to Dublin airport from my home …

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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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10 Essential Hotspots For Your Canada Bucket List

Whether you are just spending the summer or the full 2 years, you should try and see as much of Canada as possible. Here is our definitive Canada bucket list.  1.  Toronto Toronto is Canada’s largest city in both by population and area. This city offers a widely popular nightlife, the busiest shopping mall in …

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Irish Students Now Receiving Life Bans For Working Without J1 Visa

Posted 3 months 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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