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Your ticket to summer '24


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Get hired at our virtual job fairs! J1 job fairs for Chicago, New York & San Diego will take place in Nov and Dec

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Your J1 Summer, the USIT way

What is a J-1 Visa?

An Irish J-1 visa is the chance of a summer of a lifetime in the USA - live, work and explore with a summer job in the US city of your choosing where you can go with your crew or find a new tribe. Once your summer work is over you then have 30 days to travel across the US and explore everything America has to offer. Book now and thaw out in America next summer.


Live Events

With virtual and in-person events taking place across the country from Sligo to Cork, it’s even easier to get the J1 intel you need.


More J1 jobs

With 1100+ live jobs and more added every day, it’s even easier to land your dream job in Chicago, NYC, San Fran, San Diego and more.


A new era of J1

With our new booking system, better processes and a larger, dedicated J1 team, we are committed to constantly improving your J1 experience.

Meet our Insiders!

The inside scoop on J1

Thinking about a summer J1, but need a feel for what it's actually like? Meet our USIT J1 Insiders - Xav, Aisling and Lisa. Our class of '23 Insiders did their J1s in New York, Florida and Nantucket - and will be popping up across our channels to share their experience and answer your questioms. Watch their first episodes here and follow @usittravel for more content, FAQs and takeovers.

J1 Jobs Alert

USIT virtual J1 jobs fairs are back!

We have a present for you. Relax this Christmas knowing your J1 summer '24 job is sorted. We have 150+ jobs up for grabs. Our 24 Nov job fair will be hiring for Chicago J1 jobs, and 11-15 Dec fair for New York and San Diego J1 jobs. Book J1 now to join.


Current J1 Jobs


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Why do a USIT J1?

Hear from those that have been there

Ciara D

"My J1 experience was by far the best thing I have ever done!

The places we explored, the people we met and the activities that we completed were nothing compared to home. I would 100% recommend a visa with USIT, everything was explained clearly and easily."

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Doireann M

"My J1 experience was better than I ever expected.

It was by far the best summer I have ever had and was such an incredible opportunity. I got to live and work in New York for 3 months. I made friends with my American roommates and worked in Times Square."

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Áine D

"USIT make the whole thing easy and doable in-between college.

It can be difficult trying to get all the paperwork before you go, but USIT take all the hassle out and keep things smooth. It'll be the best summer of your life for sure!"

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Don't take our word for it

Check out our J1 stories

Don't take our word for how great a J1 summer is – hear from people who’ve been there and had the summer of their life. (Until this next year, when they go back!).


The USIT blog


Check out our J1 stories

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J1 / USA

Do's and Don'ts of Finding J1 Accommodation

USIT Staff

The ins and outs of getting your perfect spot sorted for your summer in the US

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Why book with USIT

Flexible payments and conditions

Secure your place on our programs with a lifetime low deposit, giving you time to save. And if you change your mind, we can move your deposit over to a new program – no awkward questions asked. T&Cs apply.

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Upcoming Events

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Free virtual info event - Tue 5 Dec '23 @ 17:30

J1 USA with USIT - Get ready for summer '24

Your J1 ride or die, we’ve hollered around this rodeo a few times. For 65+ years in fact, so it’s fair to say we have this whole job thing covered. Log on to our virtual information session to learn more about USIT's famous J1 program and how you can start preparing now.

Register now

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Guaranteed USA jobs

Number 1 for J1

The original J1 provider, a summer J1 is a rite of passage for Irish students. From San Diego to NYC, land the best summer jobs on our Job Hub. Book early for first dibs.

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Still have some questions?

No worries - our J1 team are always on hand to answer any queries you might have about a J1 summer.

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