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‘J1Accom-Chicago’ you’re simply the best by Mairi Hanly

‘J1Accom-Chicago’ you’re simply the   best by Mairi Hanly It’s true what they say that you don’t realise what you had until it’s over. This resonates deeply with my experience of the J1. Prior to going on the J1 I asked friends who had already done a J1 about their experiences, many told me that…

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A Blessing in Disguise! by Emily Pike

A Blessing in Disguise!   by Emily Pike The best way for me to sum up my J1 experience would be a blessing in disguise, because what originally presented themselves as huge problems, actually turned out to have the best possible outcomes.   Firstly, the intention was never to come to Chicago. As is the…

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J1 With Jen – Chicago 2019 by Jennifer Grehan

J1 With Jen – Chicago 2019   by Jennifer Grehan Basically the Gaeltacht on Four Loko. Can you imagine living with 140 other J1 students? Sounds ridiculous. Most people reading this might think I’m exaggerating when I say, J1Accom made my summer.   From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, it’s like…

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J1 – Aisling Doyle

by Aisling Doyle My summer in Chicago completely surpassed my expectations thanks to J1Accom. When we decided to stay here it felt like a weight off our shoulders as we’d heard of so many people being scammed by landlords and there was literally nowhere willing to take students short term. Brian was so understanding about…

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Chicago – Chica-GO with J1Accom – Laura Fahy

Chica-GO with J1Accom!   By Laura Fahy I’ve procrastinated writing about my summer in ‘Chi-town’ since my return from the states. The reason for this is twofold; firstly, because putting such an incredible experience into words is no easy feat and secondly, because writing this means writing in the past tense, hence the crushing consolidation…

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Summer Daze in the Concrete Jungle by Ruaidhrí O’Doherty

Summer Daze in the Concrete Jungle. If you’re reading this you either have too much time on your hands, or you’re considering going to New York for a J1. I hope it’s the latter. If it’s the former, spend that time contemplating the aforementioned J1.  The idea of going to New York for a J1…

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Chicago – How It Went Down in Chi-Town – Harriet Bejeryd

How It Went Down in Chi-Town Harriet Bejeryd   I started 2018 thinking a J1 wouldn’t be my thing. I love my own space, didn’t want to be away from all my friends and family for too long, and didn’t fancy the idea of spending my summer working. I was wrong. And if whoever is…

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Chicago – A Summer on the Southside – Sean McCormack

“A Summer on the Southside”. Sean McCormack   If I’m honest with myself and with the gift of hindsight, a J1 summer in the USA always seemed a distant unreachable dream. Amidst the hustle and bustle of my final year in university, the J1 was a happy after-thought as the reality of multiple deadlines and…

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Summer 2017 in the LIU residencies in downtown Brooklyn by Charlie Ryan

I spent summer 2017 in the LIU residencies in downtown Brooklyn, which was undoubtedly the best summer of my life. Spending a J1 in New York is a wonderful experience, which gave me memories I’ll cherish forever. Living in Hoyt Street was such an accessible area, situated only 1 subway stop from Manhattan, with the…

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Chicago – J1Accom #1 – John Cassidy

J1Accom #1. By John Cassidy   Ah America – Land of the free, home of the landlords with twenty J1 students per room, if you don’t know where to look. You don’t need to fall prey to this “inevitable part of a J1” however, and you might just have the best summer of your life….

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J1Accom.com Review – Brooklyn, New York – Cathal Costello

Looking back now, I and my three friends were extremely lucky coming across Paul and J1.Accom back in May. We had extremely good jobs in upper east Manhattan as doormen, flights were paid for yet we had no luck finding accommodation. We wanted somewhere close to Manhattan with an easy commute to work and nightlife…

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First Summer in New York! by Jen & Helena Lee Claffey

When we first started our summer in New York, we had no idea where to live and ended up in a match-box sized apartment on the Upper West Side. Subtracted from the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city, two weeks in and we had had enough. Scrolling through facebook we came across…

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Summer in NYC by Aine O’Neill

Even writing the first few words give me goosebumps. I couldn’t recommend New York City enough for an enjoyable and unforgettable summer. There is so much to do and see in the city that never sleeps -you’ll believe that saying when you experience it for yourself! However, my summer in NYC would not have been…

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My J1 Experince by Anna Kindlon

Heading to New York on a J1 visa was, without a doubt, the best experience of my life. From the minute I landed, I was dreading the day I had to leave. The memories and friends I have made will stay with me forever. Applying for the J1, I had no doubt in my mind…

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Summer in New York by Maeve Hitchen

The summer 2017 was my second summer going on a J1 and I decided not to go back to the windy city of Chicago and I ventured completely out of my comfort zone to spend the summer in the Big Apple. I honestly never felt more comfortable and safe in a city before than I…

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Chicago – Booking J1Accom made our summer in Chicago – Patrick Ryan

Booking J1Accom made our summer in Chicago. Patrick Ryan   A common problem that almost every J1 student suffers year after year, is waiting to arrive at their chosen destination before looking for accommodation. The problem with this, especially in Chicago is that accommodation is extremely difficult to come across. With J1Accom.Com, you can have accommodation…

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We are irish

We are an Irish company which provides summer accommodation for J1 students in New York. We have access to dozens of apartments which we sub-let from May to August. Based in Ireland, with an office in New York, we provide a much needed service for the thousands of students who travel to the US each…

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We have first hand experience

We have first-hand experience of the difficulties faced by J1 students because we’ve been there before and we’ve learned the hard way. By providing affordable accommodation in a great location, we give J1 students a home away from home.

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