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2016 J-1 Visa programme: Impact as a result of the pre-placement requirement on summer work and travel

As of the 2016 Northern Hemisphere summer season, a pre-placement requirement is in place for all 38 countries* under the US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), meaning that a J-1 visa can only be secured once a job has been pre-arranged before travelling to the US.
Why now? 
Job pre-placement has been a policy of the US State Department for students coming Read more…

As of the 2016 Northern Hemisphere summer season, a pre-placement requirement is in place for all 38 countries* under the US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), meaning that a J-1 visa can only be Read More..

07 June 2016

Numbers of Irish J-1 visa students visiting America expected to drop

Though one Ireland-based travel company says that the J-1 summer visa program has been busier than ever for his business, Irish immigration centers operating in the U.S. are expecting a decrease in the Read More..

Though one Ireland-based travel company says that the J-1 summer visa program has been busier than ever for his business, Irish immigration centers operating in the U.S. are expecting a decrease in the Read More..

01 June 2016

Gap year – a British tradition that’s becoming a trend in the US

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently announced (May 1) that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University and she will take a gap year before that, not starting at Harvard until the Read More..

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently announced (May 1) that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University and she will take a gap year before that, not starting at Harvard until the Read More..

04 May 2016
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Reevaluating the pitfalls of voluntourism

With the first whiffs of spring weather signalling the end of the internship hunting season, many students are still searching for something to do with their summers. Many will be planning to volunteer Read More..

23 March 2016