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Volunteer: Five Incredible Opportunities You Could Experience in Costa Rica in 2017!

5 min readSustainable Tourism – the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. As part of our recent adventure to see why Costa Rica is becoming such a popular adventure destination for European travellers, we were also keen to see how … Continue reading Volunteer: Five Incredible Opportunities You Could Experience in Costa Rica in 2017!

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Our 2017 Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship Winner, Roisín Kehoe!

1 min readLast year, we launched the Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship programme in honour of our late founder. Having trawled through hundreds of great applications we wanted to find an Irish student who stood out for holding Gordon’s core values of generosity, kindness and a passion for travel.

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How To Take A Bite Out Of The Big Apple On A Budget

5 min readNew York is probably close to number one, if not number one on every Irish person’s travel bucket list, and it doesn’t have to cost you your life saving to get there! Check out these tips on how to do New York to the full on a smaller budget. Couponing Is Huge Business … Continue reading How To Take A Bite Out Of The Big Apple On A Budget

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Oz Visa Spotlight: An Irish Girl’s Typical Day In Perth

11 min readAsk anyone who has decided to make the big move Down Under and they’ll tell you that it can’t be 24/7 beach, barbie’s and boozing. You’re setting yourself up to love on a completely different continent. While it’s less daunting than doing so in other parts of the world, it pays to be … Continue reading Oz Visa Spotlight: An Irish Girl’s Typical Day In Perth

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Retro Flame On Finding A Place And Her Internship in NYC

2 min readErika is well and truly living her best life in the US but it all had to start somewhere and that somewhere was the US Graduate Visa Program. In Part Two of her guest vlog takeover, Erika pulls no punches when speaking of her experiences in getting an apartment and an internship in New York … Continue reading Retro Flame On Finding A Place And Her Internship in NYC

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Grad Visa: More Business Roles Announced In San Fran and New York

2 min readYou’re on the home stretch. Finals are on the horizon and while it’s a stressful time, be safe in the knowledge that all your hard work this year is going to pay off. Once you’ve aced your final exams, boundless possibilities will open to launch your career into the stratosphere. They aren’t many … Continue reading Grad Visa: More Business Roles Announced In San Fran and New York

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Going on A J1? The Bare Essentials For A Dream Summer

Posted a month ago in J1

7 min readHaving helped Irish students experience the US for decades, we like to think we know a little something, something about making your adventure to the US a truly unforgettable experience. We want you to have the time of your life, and you will. “First things first though, having taken feedback from thousands of past J-1 Visa … Continue reading Going on A J1? The Bare Essentials For A Dream Summer

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CHOSEN: J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador For A Dream Assignment!

Posted a month ago in Asia

3 min readAPPLICATION UPDATE: Thank you all so much to the hundreds of brilliant applications to become our J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador. Your talent, creativity and personalities really shone through and we were genuinely amazed by the standard of entries. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to reply to all applicants but we … Continue reading CHOSEN: J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador For A Dream Assignment!

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New Zealand Following Oz Lead With Visa Restrictions Before Year End

2 min readThe week started with Australian PM declaring ‘Australians must have priority for Australian jobs”, as he announced a planned abolition of the two/four year sponsorship visa – the 457 visa.

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What Australia’s Plans To Scrap the 457 Visa Means For You

3 min readIt’s a pretty safe bet that the vast majority of us awoke this morning, rather groggy from the Easter weekend. What we all probably weren’t banking on however was the news from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on plans to abolish one of the country’s visa programmes – the 457 Visa.

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