USIT Work and Travel Blog

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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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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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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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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Why The Philippines Belongs On Your Bucket List!

Posted 5 months ago in Asia

The Philippines is located in South-East Asia and contains over 7,000 islands. We sat down with Marie, who’s from the Philippines, and asked her what makes her homeland so spectacular. Palawan There are so many amazing islands to choose from in the Philippines, but Palawan is the number one island to go to. Puerto Princesa’s …

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Kate’s Unforgettable Summer at Camp!

We caught up with Kate Fox who spent last summer as a Camp Counsellor at a Special Needs Summer Camp in the U.S. Her story is guaranteed to melt your heart. My Life-Changing Summer at a Special Needs Camp From the moment I applied for USIT’s Camp USA programme, I knew I was going to have …

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Deadline for 2018 Grads to go on One Year Grad Visa is March 31st

Did you graduate in 2018? Are you considering USIT’s One Year Grad Visa? Well, time is running out to secure your place as the deadline for 2018 Grads is March 31st! Traditionally, graduates were eligible for this visa for up to one year after graduation. The terms of the visa changed last year however, changing …

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

Posted 6 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 6 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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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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