USIT Work and Travel Blog

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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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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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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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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6 Reasons To Go To Camp This Summer!

Sick of working the same boring old Summer job every year? Ready for an escape from the ordinary? Then Camp USA might just be for you! It’s not your average summer/ part-time job by any means. It’s the J1 with a difference that could well and truly change your life. Here are our Top 6 …

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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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10 Things I Learned On My Grad Visa

Joseph Murray has just returned home from an amazing year in Los Angeles on the US Grad Visa. We decided to sit down with Joseph and discover what he learned from his adventure and how it’s benefitted his career since he’s returned home. 1. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained One of the most valuable things I …

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Coach Soccer USA – Ciaran’s Summer of a Lifetime

Posted 5 months ago in J1

Each summer USIT hires hundreds of Irish football fanatics, looking for a dream summer in the US teaching the beautiful game. Ciaran Ryan spent his summer touring through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico on our Coach Soccer Programme, before hitting New York. We’re not jealous at all… Now you can hear all about how …

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J1 Stories: Richard’s Summer in L.A.

Posted 5 months ago in J1

Beautiful weather, plenty of jobs and the promise of amazing Instagrams are making Los Angeles a very popular J1 destination. We caught up with Richard Banahan to discover why he chose L.A. for his J1 programme. Richard Banahan – Santa Monica, CA   Preparing For My Adventure I knew before I even applied for the …

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Amazing Summer Jobs in Myrtle Beach

Posted 5 months ago in J1

Myrtle Beach is an amazing destination if you’re planning on going on USIT’s J1 Programme. Located on the South Atlantic coast of South Carolina, it’s known for its stunning beaches, world-renowned seafood and huge outlet malls. J1ers who’ve been to Myrtle Beach describe it as the best summer of their life! We know Myrtle Beach is …

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