USIT Work and Travel Blog

Up to $5,000 New Zealand Relocation Grant for Irish Teachers!

Posted 3 days ago in Travel

Recently graduated in teaching but still feeling the urge to travel? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you to advance your career and satisfy your wanderlust at the same time! More and more Irish teachers are choosing to pack their bags and gain international experience on USIT’s Teach in New Zealand Working Holiday Programme! Why? …

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J1 Stories: CIEE Civic Leadership Summit

Posted 6 days 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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Top Tips For Finding J1 Accommodation

Posted 9 days 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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Spending Summer in Canada? Read This First!

There’s No Such Thing As A J1 For Canada Irish students are becoming more and more interested in spending their summer in Canada. Of course, Canada is an amazing country to live but when going for just one summer, there’s a catch. Many students assume they can do a J1 in Canada but there’s actually …

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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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10 Things I Learned On My Grad Visa

Joseph Murray has just returned home from an amazing year in Los Angeles on the US Grad Visa. We decided to sit down with Joseph and discover what he learned from his adventure and how it’s benefitted his career since he’s returned home. 1. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained One of the most valuable things I …

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Coach Soccer USA – Ciaran’s Summer of a Lifetime

Posted 21 days ago in J1

Each summer USIT hires hundreds of Irish football fanatics, looking for a dream summer in the US teaching the beautiful game. Ciaran Ryan spent his summer touring through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico on our Coach Soccer Programme, before hitting New York. We’re not jealous at all… Now you can hear all about how …

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Amazing Summer Jobs in Myrtle Beach

Posted a month ago in J1

Myrtle Beach is an amazing destination if you’re planning on going on USIT’s J1 Programme. Located on the South Atlantic coast of South Carolina, it’s known for its stunning beaches, world-renowned seafood and huge outlet malls. J1ers who’ve been to Myrtle Beach describe it as the best summer of their life! We know Myrtle Beach is …

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10 Must-See Beaches in Australia

Australia is famous the world over for its spectacular beaches. With nearly 10,000 beaches sprinkled along the Australian coastline, there’s a sandy shore to suit every taste in this expansive country. Coming from Ireland, it’s understandable that my love of Australia’s sandy shores is borderline obsessive. With year-round good weather, there’s no need to brave …

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