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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.


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 who did their summer J1 in Florida, Nantucket and New York. Our Insiders are across our channels with all the inside info and intel on what it's like to live and work in America. Watch here and follow @usittravel for more.

J1 jobs

J1 summer job hiring

Each year, we have 1,000+ jobs listed on our Job Hub. Where you can search, apply and video interview with US employers. Hiring usually starts from November, so start your J1 application early so that you're ready to go.


Why do a USIT J1?


Hear from those that have been there

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!).


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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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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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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The USIT blog


Check out our J1 stories

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J1 / USA

10 reasons why every Irish student should do a J1

USIT Staff

You honestly had us at earning money and perpetual sunshine.

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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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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.

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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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