USIT Work and Travel Blog

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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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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Travelling in 2019? Here’s This Year’s 7 Best Long-Haul Hotspots

The cat is out of the bag! Boots have officially become the first pharmacy in Ireland to offer a Travel Vaccination Service! That’s right, getting the recommended vaccinations before you jet off on your exotic adventure is now more convenient and easier than ever before with the service now available in 10 pharmacies nationwide. For …

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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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Canada Hiring Fairs 2019 – Everything You Need To Know

So you’re heading on the Canada IEC Visa to enjoy some scenic views, maple syrup and of course, see where they film Riverdale! If you’re one of the lucky ones and have a job sorted already, well done, that’s pretty much the hardest part over with. However, if you haven’t secured a job yet, we’re …

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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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Introducing USIT’s New Canada Programme!

Ever dream of doing your college placement somewhere other than Ireland? Want to learn some amazing skills in the summer/autumn while also going on an adventure? Well, you’re in luck… Canada Student Trainee Programme USIT have just launched a brand new programme that allows Irish students to spend 3-12 months in Canada working as a …

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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 4 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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Living in Canada- My Experience and Advice

Between two minds about making the move? We caught up with Danu McGowan, who lived and worked in Canada last year. Don’t miss her advice and experiences of living and working in Canada on the IEC visa. Research your destination Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world so your choices of location are …

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