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# j1 - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications
# J1
# J1

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications

May 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,062 Views 4 Comments
  • 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

# j1 - Friday 23 August, 2019

Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named
# RIP
# RIP

Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named

Aug 23rd 2019, 9:19 PM 77,281 Views 12 Comments

Police were called to the scene in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.

# j1 - Thursday 9 November, 2017

J1 applications for next summer are now open
# Shtateside
# Shtateside

J1 applications for next summer are now open

Nov 9th 2017, 9:18 PM 13,054 Views 11 Comments

All students seeking to travel to work in the US next summer will need to provide evidence of a pre-arranged job.

# j1 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant
# It's Himself
# It's Himself

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Aug 15th 2017, 9:58 AM 76,906 Views 123 Comments

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

# j1 - Friday 11 August, 2017

Funeral of Cork student who died in Maryland to take place on Monday
# Philip Leahy
# Philip Leahy

Funeral of Cork student who died in Maryland to take place on Monday

Aug 11th 2017, 9:22 PM 10,849 Views 1 Comment

Philip Leahy was swimming with friends when they got into difficulty.

# j1 - Monday 7 August, 2017

'We've all been devastated': Tributes paid to J1 student after death in Maryland
# Philip Leahy
# Philip Leahy

'We've all been devastated': Tributes paid to J1 student after death in Maryland

Aug 7th 2017, 4:15 PM 27,913 Views 3 Comments

Philip Leahy had gone into cardiac arrest after getting into difficulty while swimming in Ocean City in Maryland.

# j1 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming
# Maryland
# Maryland

Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming

Aug 3rd 2017, 1:40 PM 25,316 Views 11 Comments

The 22-year-old was swimming in the Ocean City area of Maryland when he came into difficulty.

# j1 - Saturday 15 July, 2017

J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time'
# Read Me
# Read Me

J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time'

Jul 15th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,383 Views 70 Comments

Is it wrong that I’m loving it, this hedonistic holiday lifestyle, writes Donal MacNamee.

# j1 - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

J1 student left in 'critical condition' following San Diego attack is home and will make full recovery
# Evan White
# Evan White

J1 student left in 'critical condition' following San Diego attack is home and will make full recovery

Jul 12th 2017, 5:49 PM 26,537 Views 5 Comments

Evan White has returned home to Cork.

# j1 - Friday 5 May, 2017

Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms
# Settlement
# Settlement

Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms

May 5th 2017, 5:26 PM 27,472 Views 7 Comments

The family of Ashley Donohoe, who died in the balcony collapse, released a statement through their lawyer today.

# j1 - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around
# Land Of The Free
# Land Of The Free

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around

Feb 15th 2017, 5:49 PM 16,772 Views 21 Comments

There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.

# j1 - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least
# Happy Relations
# Happy Relations

12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least

Dec 6th 2016, 8:01 AM 8,838 Views 5 Comments

There had been questions over whether the agreement would be terminated.

# j1 - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Rory O'Carroll, Ger Brennan and 13 other Gaelic footballers who've left for America this summer
# Summer Time
From The42
# Summer Time

Rory O'Carroll, Ger Brennan and 13 other Gaelic footballers who've left for America this summer

Jul 12th 2016, 3:27 PM 22,921 Views 9 Comments

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
# All-Ireland Hurling
From The42
# All-Ireland Hurling

13 hurling stars who are playing Stateside this summer

Jul 12th 2016, 1:19 PM 29,073 Views 11 Comments

A mix of rising young stars and some experienced older heads are all plying their trade in America.

# j1 - Friday 20 May, 2016

US embassy working to help J1 students affected by visa issue
# In Doubt
# In Doubt

US embassy working to help J1 students affected by visa issue

May 20th 2016, 8:26 PM 18,830 Views 15 Comments

There are issues with one programme and its US sponsor, with students being told their permits would not be ready on time.

# j1 - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

No criminal charges will be brought over Berkeley balcony collapse
# Burden Of Proof
# Burden Of Proof

No criminal charges will be brought over Berkeley balcony collapse

Mar 29th 2016, 11:04 PM 42,919 Views 0 Comments

“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.”

# j1 - Saturday 12 December, 2015

If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay)
# Rite Of Passage
# Rite Of Passage

If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay)

Dec 12th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,682 Views 3 Comments

You need a job before you go out, so go get one.

# j1 - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Minister to J1 students: You WILL need a job to secure a US visa next summer
# J1 Visas
# J1 Visas

Minister to J1 students: You WILL need a job to secure a US visa next summer

Nov 12th 2015, 12:30 PM 20,914 Views 80 Comments

The government had been lobbying for the planned measure to be dropped.

# j1 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

The J1 was a rite of passage for me. We're not all party-animals
# Opinion
# Opinion

The J1 was a rite of passage for me. We're not all party-animals

Oct 7th 2015, 10:00 PM 1,170 Views 27 Comments

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
# Home Of The Brave
# Home Of The Brave

Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real

Oct 7th 2015, 10:33 AM 31,768 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.

# j1 - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Ireland's youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Ireland's youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1

Aug 20th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,383 Views 82 Comments

Simon Harris said that Trump “clearly doesn’t understand the programme or its purpose”.

# j1 - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience
# J1 Hun
From The Daily Edge
# J1 Hun

10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience

Aug 18th 2015, 5:51 PM 6,441 Views 1 Comment

A crazy time. But a great time.

# j1 - Sunday 12 July, 2015

I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating
# Opinion
# Opinion

I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating

Jul 12th 2015, 6:30 PM 1,729 Views 37 Comments

‘Whoever would have thought that a Donegal girl would feel so at home amidst the calamity of New York city?’

# j1 - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Berkeley survivor is coming out of coma and communicating with her parents
# Aoife Beary
# Aoife Beary

Berkeley survivor is coming out of coma and communicating with her parents

Jul 9th 2015, 7:34 AM 22,010 Views 6 Comments

She is currently in the ICU.

# j1 - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Berkeley Mayor says fatal balcony collapse was 'more than likely' caused by water damage
# Balcony Collapse
# Balcony Collapse

Berkeley Mayor says fatal balcony collapse was 'more than likely' caused by water damage

Jun 17th 2015, 11:01 PM 115,402 Views 83 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

J1 students directly affected by Berkeley tragedy can get a free flight back to Ireland

Jun 17th 2015, 3:45 PM 59,199 Views 36 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Insensitive reporting over the Berkeley tragedy was akin to victim blaming

Jun 17th 2015, 8:30 AM 105 Views 15 Comments

Controversial media coverage in Ireland the US has caused widespread offence in the aftermath of six young people losing their lives.

# j1 - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities

Jun 16th 2015, 11:28 PM 98,986 Views 52 Comments

A press conference was held by the Office of the Coroner in Oakland.

Six Irish students die after balcony collapses in Berkeley, California
# J1
# J1

Six Irish students die after balcony collapses in Berkeley, California

Jun 16th 2015, 1:08 PM 183,918 Views 92 Comments

As many as nine were seriously injured.

# j1 - Friday 12 June, 2015

An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help
# Thats Nice
# Thats Nice

An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help

Jun 12th 2015, 4:19 PM 37,172 Views 35 Comments

Their bags, containing passports and money, were taken from their hotel room.

# j1 - Monday 1 December, 2014

Irish students' summer in Hawaii will make you weep with want
# Follow The Sun
From The Daily Edge
# Follow The Sun

Irish students' summer in Hawaii will make you weep with want

Dec 1st 2014, 8:11 PM 8,094 Views 0 Comments

It was the best of times…

# j1 - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'

Sep 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,968 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.

# j1 - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Minister asks J1 students to behave themselves abroad
# Still Friends
# Still Friends

Minister asks J1 students to behave themselves abroad

Sep 25th 2014, 8:30 PM 19,629 Views 44 Comments

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
# Are You Experienced?
# Are You Experienced?

Road tripping in Mexico, working with ex-cons - then putting it all on YouTube. Aaah, the J1 experience

Sep 25th 2014, 6:06 PM 16,232 Views 7 Comments

From the 1970s to today, former J1-ers share their memories about good times in the USA.

# j1 - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco
# Wreck The Gaf
# Wreck The Gaf

Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco

Sep 20th 2014, 1:06 PM 164,802 Views 130 Comments

This is why we can’t have nice things.

# j1 - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish boyos' J1 adventure will probably put your summer to shame
# The Lads
From The Daily Edge
# The Lads

Irish boyos' J1 adventure will probably put your summer to shame

Aug 8th 2014, 9:49 AM 19,875 Views 3 Comments

We sleep all day and drink all night….

# j1 - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Sadness at death of student travel pioneer
# USIT
# USIT

Sadness at death of student travel pioneer

Jun 18th 2014, 7:36 PM 18,787 Views 10 Comments

Ever go on a J1? You have Gordon Colleary, co-founder of Magill magazine, to thank for that.

# j1 - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Column: 6 top tips for stress-free J1 summer in the sun
# USA
# USA

Column: 6 top tips for stress-free J1 summer in the sun

Apr 26th 2014, 7:00 PM 2,292 Views 39 Comments

Make the most of your American summer without falling foul of local laws or customs.

# j1 - Saturday 17 August, 2013

The rites of passage every Irish person must go through
# 21 Kisses
From The Daily Edge
# 21 Kisses

The rites of passage every Irish person must go through

Aug 17th 2013, 8:15 PM 48,187 Views 76 Comments

GAA discos, drinking down the dip, driving in a field, mass on your own…

# j1 - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Future of thousands of J1 student visas safe
# J1
# J1

Future of thousands of J1 student visas safe

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:00 PM 8,441 Views 6 Comments

There was concern that legislation on immigration reform going through the US Senate would wipe out the J1 visa.

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