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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Grad Visa Hotspots: Chicago

When it comes to choosing a city for your One Year Graduate Visa, you are truly spoiled for choice. Perhaps you want to experience the fast-paced New York lifestyle or maybe a more chilled beach vibe is your thing. Chicago is a city that combines the best of both worlds so there’s no surprise more …

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Irish Students Now Receiving Life Bans For Working Without J1 Visa

Posted 2 months 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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The DOs & DONTs of J1 House Hunting

Posted 2 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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Bike Rent NYC Want to Hire 30 Irish J1ers this Summer!

Posted 3 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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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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J1 Stories: CIEE Civic Leadership Summit

Posted 5 months ago in J1

We caught up with Conor Dunne who attended the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit last year. Once you hear his story, you’ll be convinced to apply too!  The CIEE Civic Leadership Summit One of the several requirements you must satisfy in order to be issued a work and travel visa from the United States Department of …

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