Latest reforms to the J-1 visa which was started in the year 2015 needs students applying for the visa to secure a job in advance for the summer.
On Tuesday, Ireland’s Students Union (USI), Foreign Affairs Department and the US Ambassador to Ireland had launched J-1 Guide for the year 2016.
The guide provides advice to students on steps to get the job, accommodation and making the most in the US.
According to Kevin Donoghue, President, USI, the organization was advising the students to signup quickly so that the students could get some time to plan for a job in advance.
The key Irish agents for J-1 visa are presently running the programs for placement for helping the students to obtain the summer job in the US.
The organization is also motivating the students who are interested in J-1 visa to make arrangements for their accommodations prior to their visit to the US, and making sure that they are in touch with the legal landlord or rental agency.
According to the US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O Malley, J-1 program had witnessed around 1,50,000 individuals visiting the US from Ireland since its start in the year 1966. He also mentioned the current reforms in the visa and told that there was a mutual effort for ensuring that the students from Ireland will continue to gain from the J-1.