Heading Stateside for a J1 is a right of passage for young Irish students, so if you have been holding onto hope of doing one, now is your chance.
There are still a number of the coveted Visas left for this summer for the on the J-1 Summer Work and Travel (SWP) programme.
Got my J1 Visa approved! I'm off to America #ccusa
— Magpie Pag(@MagpiePag) April 6, 2017
The catch is, applications must be submitted by the end of this month, so you better get cracking.
Last February, the Embassy announced that Ireland had been allocated an additional 2,600 J1 Visa slots for this year.
'The U.S. Embassy in Dublin is fully committed to the success of the J-1 programmes in Ireland,' reads a statement from the embassy.
I'll be walking outta my last ever exam this day two weeks with a bleedin thesis under my arm and a J1 visa in my pocket ready to go
— Niamh Ryan (@Niamhmrn) May 2, 2017
'In addition to the popular Summer Work and Travel program, Irish students can participate in the Camp Counsellor, Au Pair, and Intern programmes.'
'The Embassy is working with Irish government representatives as well as U.S. and Irish program implementers to ensure Irish students continue to benefit from the J-1 program.'
There are a number of rules in place for J1 hopefuls, including having proof of employment before heading to the US.
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