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East Coast vs West Coast – Where to Live in the US!

  EAST COAST VS WEST COAST – THE AGE OLD ARGUMENT   It’s a difficult decision – once you get your J1 recent graduate visa sorted for the US you have to choose where to live when you get there. Some people have a fair idea of what they want to do. Perhaps a...

Travelling the USA Solo vs in a Group

Travelling in a group vs Travelling solo - the eternal/internal debate!   A few USA working holiday visa’s (Summer Camp USA and Work USA) will allow you to stay on in the country for a month or so kind of like a tourist. The question then becomes – what do you do...

Travel Canada’s Great Cities on a Working Holiday

  6 Great Canadian Cities   Canada is an incredibly diverse place both culturally and physically. From the hundreds of different cultures in Vancouver, to the oil and cowboy culture of Calgary to the quasi-European history of Montréal to the Gaelic history...

Changes to IEC Working Holiday Visa Eligibility

Slightly older Australian's rejoice!   In a recent press release - Canadian Immigration announced that they will be increasing the age limit for which Australian's are eligible! The major part of the announcement is that - Australian's up to the age of 35...

A Typical Day at Camp – Summer Camp USA

What does a day at camp actually look like?   Everyone has an idea of what summer camp is like thanks to popular movies and tv shows like 'The Parent Trap' and Netflix’ reboot of 'Wet Hot American Summer'. Stereotypes aside – as wild as summer camp in the USA may...

What to See Living and Working in Japan

Japan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about a gap year, but it should be.   Typically it’s the classic UK OE exploring the Wonders of forgotten European civilisations and intimidating Castles that everyone seems to have fantasized...

Canadian Working Holiday Visa – Updates!

The way we apply for IEC working holiday visa’s in Canada is changing! A new part of the application process for the working holiday visa is being added soon which will change the way you apply for your visas. If you want to learn how this might impact your working...

Dub’lin the Adventure in Ireland

We’ve all heard of the Irish folktale of the gold at the end of the rainbow, and while you may never actually find the gold, if you’re in Ireland, you can still discover many more of its hidden gems. Ireland has plenty of amazing places to discover, with a tonne of...