This is the main option we are offering for 2020 and we believe for many, it is the best option. There are thousands of Employers who hire Irish and have employed people next to you in class so get networking. The key to this is timing and being prepared.
There is a list of prohibitive jobs that the US government deems as ineligible for J1. Click here to view
This is the next biggest challenge and again it is best to put as much effort into this search as possible before you go. If you don’t have a job with accommodation provided, you might be best to stick to the areas where you can avail of University housing.
We have access to a number of Accommodation providers who provide safe, secure and great value accommodation in student residences in Chicago, San Fransisco and New York provided by J1Accom.Com or www.housing.ucla.edu on the west coast.
Remember there are strict rules that must be adhered to on housing in terms of overcrowding and standards of accommodation. There are areas that are deemed prohibited due to problems on securing suitable housing for the summer period.
It might seem tempting to simply travel to the U.S. and pick up work (particularly for those who have been on a J1 before.) This is playing with fire and you are risking your future opportunities down the road, be it personally or business wise in the future. The U.S. authorities are vigilant and clamping down. It’s simply not worth it!