The US Embassy in Ireland has an important message for students going on a J1 this summer
For anyone thinking of a last-minute trip to the US for the summer, there’s still time.
The US Embassy in Dublin have advised students who are interested in applying for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel (SWT) programme in 2017 that they can still do so, but they’ll need to be quick.
In a statement released on Monday, the Embassy said that a limited number of slots are still available, although applications must be submitted by the end of this month.
An additional 2,600 J-1 Summer Work and Travel slots for 2017 were announced in February, bringing Ireland’s total allocated slots to 7,000.
Before a student can apply for a J-1 visa, he or she must first apply for and be accepted into an exchange visitor programme through a designated sponsoring organisation; links to the list of sponsors and their Irish partner agencies are available on the US Embassy website here.
At this stage, many of the more organised students heading Stateside for the summer will have most if not all of their affairs in order, but if you or someone you know might be interested in joining the thousands of Irish J-1 students this summer, then Smaller Earth are understood to be still accepting applications for the 2017 J-1 summer programme until the end of this month.
You can find out all you need to know about the application process here.