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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Heading to Camp this Summer? Here’s What to Expect!

If you’re getting ready to head off to Camp USA for the first time. Here’s what to expect over the next 3 months… You’ll Make Friends For Life  At your first week of camp, you’ll have your orientation and induction. This is the week that you get to know everyone before the campers arrive. You’ll meet …

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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 21 days 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 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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