What is the J1 – Summer Work Travel

The most popular J-1 Visa issued in Ireland is the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program. This program provides students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during their summer vacation from college or university and to share their culture and ideas with people in the United States through temporary work and travel experiences.  The type of jobs they may work in are restricted to summer seasonal jobs.


Will I be able to get to work easily from this area?

All of our buildings are located in prime central areas. All of them are used by students in the college year, so they are well equipped with public transport on your doorstep too and from the main destinations where J1ers typically work.

There are many public transport options right on your doorstep including buses, trams and subways.

We suggest you take the address of your workplace and our building and use google maps to see how far your commute would be.

Are there any costs not included in the rent?

All utility bills and associated costs (taxes, garbage, water, and electricity, wifi, bed linens) are included in your fee, no hidden fees.   J1Accom’s management fee is €50 per person and is already built into the price plan provided.


What facilities are available?

All your needs are met onsite, from internet access to laundry facilities. So when you land stateside, everything you need is there for you; you don’t have to worry about a thing. If you book through J1Accom, you are giving yourself the perfect launch pad in the heart of your new city.

All residence areas offer free wireless and cable, study lounges, recreation rooms, TV lounges, laundry rooms, 24 hours/day security officers and dedicated professional staff. All residential spaces come with an extra long twin sized bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, wardrobe unit/closet and AC.

Is the accommodation furnished?

Yes, we even supply towels and bedsheets. So that when you arrive, your apartment is ready to live in. With the full building reserved for all Irish J1 students, living on-campus comes with so much more than just a room. All residence areas include free Wi-Fi and cable, TV lounges, laundry rooms, round-the-clock security and dedicated professional staff to help you out.


How much will I need to pay in advance?

The fee for each city can be different. We require you to sign up to a minimum of 70 nights typically, if you wish to extend past this then great. Our charge is usually €28.50 per night in New York, Chicago and Berkeley. All of our accommodation will have slightly different dates on when is the earliest and latest you can check-in and out.

€250 security deposit on top of that which is fully refundable at the end of the summer.

J1Accom’s management fee per student is €50 and is included in the price plan already, not extra.

Payment plan for New York 2020 is now open and listed below.

Payment plan for Chicago is listed below.

The payment structure for Berkeley will be released in March.

This payment covers your entire summer’s rent (70 days, extensions welcome) taxes, utilities such as garbage, water and electricity, management fees etc. Bed linens package is the only extra for €50. You can pay online or by bank transfer. We use Stripe as our online secure payments system. All prices are per person.

New York Payment plan for 2020 (Now sold out)

Payment structure for New York is as follows:

€500 Payment to sign up and reserve your place (Now Open)

March 10th: €500

May 10th €800

June 10th €500/€690 depending on if your exit date is August 9th or 15th.

Payment plan included a €250 refundable security deposit and €50 for bed linens package.

Includes GYM membership.

Check-in from June 1st onwards, not before.  End dates either August 9th or 15th.

**June 1st- August 9th €2,000**

**June 1st- August 15th €2,190**

All prices are per person. Double and triple rooms available.


Chicago payment plan for 2020 (Now sold out)

The payment structure for Chicago is as followed:

€500 payment to sign up and secure your place

April 15th: €500

May 15th: €800

June 15th: €500/€650 depending on if your exit date is August 8th or 15th.

The payment plan includes a €250 refundable deposit and €50 for bed linens package.

Includes Gym membership.

Check-in earliest May 29th. The end date is either August 8th or 15th.

**May 29th – August 8th €2,000**

**May 29th- August 15th €2,150**

All prices are per person. Four-bed apartments are available only.


Berkeley Building  –  OPEN IN APRIL 2020 FOR SALES!

Send us an email today to join our waiting list and have first opportunity to get a place at Berkeley@J1Accom.Com

Does the price depend on the size of the group?

No, it is a flat rate per person. Whether you are booking alone or as part of a group, we treat everyone the same and give you a room that best suits your needs. We can let groups of friends choose to stay in rooms next to each other.


Any more questions?

If you have any more questions or suggestions you would like to share with us, feel free to get in touch. We love discussing summer plans and helping you as best we can. If you have cold feet about taking the plunge across the pond, let us put your mind at ease by providing you with hassle-free accommodation.


What is it like to live with J1Accom?

We have reserved the buildings for Irish J1ers to build a community together, the largest tribe of J1ers in New York and Chicago will live here, make friends, explore the city, plan nights out, absolutely no FOMO and long summer nights within our community, we hope it makes your summer an unforgettable experience. If you’re not familiar with our culture already, check out our blog section. Last years tenants in New York wrote about their experiences.