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Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications
Many of the company’s customers are still waiting for their visas, with their flight dates just weeks away.
Many students going on a J1 with travel company USIT are still waiting to receive their visa, with their flight dates just weeks away, reports Emer Moreau
They're unsure when they'll be able to travel to the US, and therefore can't secure accommodation or tell their employers when they can start working
Students pay USIT up to €1,100 to organise their trip, including setting up mandatory interviews at the US Embassy in Dublin and liaising with US-based companies who sponsor those on the J1 scheme
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Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named
Police were called to the scene in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.
J1 applications for next summer are now open
All students seeking to travel to work in the US next summer will need to provide evidence of a pre-arranged job.
Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant
Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.
Funeral of Cork student who died in Maryland to take place on Monday
Philip Leahy was swimming with friends when they got into difficulty.
'We've all been devastated': Tributes paid to J1 student after death in Maryland
Philip Leahy had gone into cardiac arrest after getting into difficulty while swimming in Ocean City in Maryland.
Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming
The 22-year-old was swimming in the Ocean City area of Maryland when he came into difficulty.
J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time'
Is it wrong that I’m loving it, this hedonistic holiday lifestyle, writes Donal MacNamee.
J1 student left in 'critical condition' following San Diego attack is home and will make full recovery
Evan White has returned home to Cork.
Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms
The family of Ashley Donohoe, who died in the balcony collapse, released a statement through their lawyer today.
Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around
There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.
12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least
There had been questions over whether the agreement would be terminated.
Rory O'Carroll, Ger Brennan and 13 other Gaelic footballers who've left for America this summer
O’Carroll had announced he was moving to New Zealand, but it appears he’ll be lining out in Chicago this summer.
13 hurling stars who are playing Stateside this summer
A mix of rising young stars and some experienced older heads are all plying their trade in America.
US embassy working to help J1 students affected by visa issue
There are issues with one programme and its US sponsor, with students being told their permits would not be ready on time.
No criminal charges will be brought over Berkeley balcony collapse
“There is a deep desire for this case to act as a lesson for other builders and avoid a tragedy like this from happening again.”
If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay)
You need a job before you go out, so go get one.
Minister to J1 students: You WILL need a job to secure a US visa next summer
The government had been lobbying for the planned measure to be dropped.
The J1 was a rite of passage for me. We're not all party-animals
There’s fear that the J1 Visa programme could come to an abrupt end, but Catherine Devine says she spent her summer engaging in American culture, not partying and acting out of control.
Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real
Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.
Ireland's youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1
Simon Harris said that Trump “clearly doesn’t understand the programme or its purpose”.
10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience
A crazy time. But a great time.
I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating
‘Whoever would have thought that a Donegal girl would feel so at home amidst the calamity of New York city?’
Berkeley survivor is coming out of coma and communicating with her parents
She is currently in the ICU.
Berkeley Mayor says fatal balcony collapse was 'more than likely' caused by water damage
Investigators believe the wood was not sealed properly at the time of construction.
J1 students directly affected by Berkeley tragedy can get a free flight back to Ireland
Medical expenses of up to €7.5 million will also be covered by insurance.
Insensitive reporting over the Berkeley tragedy was akin to victim blaming
Controversial media coverage in Ireland the US has caused widespread offence in the aftermath of six young people losing their lives.
Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities
A press conference was held by the Office of the Coroner in Oakland.
Six Irish students die after balcony collapses in Berkeley, California
As many as nine were seriously injured.
An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help
Their bags, containing passports and money, were taken from their hotel room.
Irish students' summer in Hawaii will make you weep with want
It was the best of times…
Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.
Minister asks J1 students to behave themselves abroad
Earlier, the US State Department official responsible for overseeing the country’s entire J1-visa program said our reputation has not been entirely trashed.
Road tripping in Mexico, working with ex-cons - then putting it all on YouTube. Aaah, the J1 experience
From the 1970s to today, former J1-ers share their memories about good times in the USA.
Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Irish boyos' J1 adventure will probably put your summer to shame
We sleep all day and drink all night….
Sadness at death of student travel pioneer
Ever go on a J1? You have Gordon Colleary, co-founder of Magill magazine, to thank for that.
Column: 6 top tips for stress-free J1 summer in the sun
Make the most of your American summer without falling foul of local laws or customs.
The rites of passage every Irish person must go through
GAA discos, drinking down the dip, driving in a field, mass on your own…
Future of thousands of J1 student visas safe
There was concern that legislation on immigration reform going through the US Senate would wipe out the J1 visa.