USIT Work and Travel Blog

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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Grad Visa Hotspots: Boston

Considering heading on the USIT One Year Grad Visa? Here are just a few reasons why Boston might be the perfect city for your next adventure. Lifestyle Boston can feel like a small town but with all the perks of city life. The warm and welcoming atmosphere it holds will make those who have just …

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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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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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Essentials To Pack For Your J1 This Summer

Posted 4 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 6 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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