USIT Work and Travel Blog

11 Days in Costa Rica! A Brilliant, Breathless Adventure

For as long I can remember visiting Costa Rica has been at the very top of my travel Bucket List. Lush jungles, brilliant beasts, tropical beaches and adrenaline at every turn. It always seemed like a dream destination for a nature lover seeking a thrill. I was about to find out whether I was right… … Continue reading 11 Days in Costa Rica! A Brilliant, Breathless Adventure

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East to West Coast By Rail: Austin – New Orleans – New York

26 days – 14 cities – 10,247km. What a journey it’s been! And so our grad visa blogger, Thomas Burke, has finished in Santa Monica and heads onward to Austin and New Orleans. If you missed the last leg of his journey you can read it here. Leaving The Beach Behind For Austin, Texas After beautiful … Continue reading East to West Coast By Rail: Austin – New Orleans – New York

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Grad Visa Internships: Addicted To Coffee? Work For Kona Joe in Hawaii!

Posted 5 days ago in Career

Not sure about you but I’m already two coffees deep and it’s only 10am! If you’re a coffee addict like us then an unbelievably exciting opportunity has just come through our US Graduate Visa team and as much as I want to keep it to myself I’ve been forced to spill the beans (sorry)… Grad … Continue reading Grad Visa Internships: Addicted To Coffee? Work For Kona Joe in Hawaii!

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Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

Posted 6 days ago in Asia

Now that’s Paddy’s Day has been safely negotiated it’s time to really start thinking about what you want out of your next holiday. You’ve battled through a good four months or more of the dark nights, howling wind and lashing rain that is an Irish winter so let’s rule out something cold shall we? Bored … Continue reading Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

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8 Ways How Travelling Is The Key To Long Term Happiness

Posted 7 days ago in Travel

Today, 20th March 2017, is International Happiness Day. It does beg the question, why the hell shouldn’t we celebrate every day like it’s IHD but we’re not shy in spreading the joy (especially on a post-Paddy’s Day Monday!). Happiness means different things to different people and can look even more contrasting but, for us at … Continue reading 8 Ways How Travelling Is The Key To Long Term Happiness

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Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

Making the decision to leave Ireland behind for a while and relocate abroad is seldom one made on a whim. The impact on your career, family, relationships, finances and much more need to be weighed up but often it’s the change in lifestyle and raging jealousy of others that’ll persuade you to do it. We caught … Continue reading Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

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Seattle to Los Angeles – Coast Starlight – Departure at 9.35am on 28th Feb. Total journey time approx. 36 hours.

And so our grad visa blogger, Thomas Burke, has finished in Seattle and heads onward to LA. If you missed the last leg of his journey you can read it here. After rainy Seattle, I was ready for some sun! When I was planning the trip, I was going to stay in Los Angeles itself but … Continue reading Seattle to Los Angeles – Coast Starlight – Departure at 9.35am on 28th Feb. Total journey time approx. 36 hours.

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J1 Employer Spotlight: WooHoo restaurant New Jersey

Posted 12 days ago in J1

Think New Jersey and regrettably, you’ll instantly think of the abomination that was Jersey Shore, who’s cast and creators should frankly be taken to Geneva and put on trail for crimes against humanity! Get Snooki, Pauly D and JWow out of your head right now! The fake tan and GTL ‘banter’ still haunts our dreams… … Continue reading J1 Employer Spotlight: WooHoo restaurant New Jersey

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San Francisco to Seattle – Coast Starlight Route: Departure at 10pm on 24th Feb. Total journey time approx. 24 hours.

Tom, our graduate visa blogger, sets off again. His journey continues from San Fran to Seattle. If you missed his journey and time in San Francisco you can catch it here.  Seattle was a bit out of the way in relation to everywhere else on my trip but I have a friend living in Vancouver … Continue reading San Francisco to Seattle – Coast Starlight Route: Departure at 10pm on 24th Feb. Total journey time approx. 24 hours.

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Chicago to San Francisco – Southwest Chief Route: Departure at 3pm on 17th Feb. Total journey time approx. 60 hours.

And so our grad-visa blogger, Tom, continues his journey on to San Fran. If you missed the last leg of his trip you can read it here. The train The train had two floors and I got a great seat at the front of a carriage with more space than the last time. This was the leg … Continue reading Chicago to San Francisco – Southwest Chief Route: Departure at 3pm on 17th Feb. Total journey time approx. 60 hours.

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