USA 2015

Our Summer Programmes

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OH HEY THERE!

Thanks for showing your interest in the TravelBug Ltd Summer 2015 Programmes. We’re glad you decided to go with the best and cheapest J1 experts in the market today! Outlined below are the J1 Summer 2015 and Camp Counselor 2015 Packages.
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What Makes Us Different from Our Well Known Competitors?

We offer a transparent pricing system!


TravelBug Ltd is not a travel agent. Most other companies are more interested in tying you into expensive flights and earning commission than helping you with the process. We offer you an alternative where you can save money by booking your own flights!


We offer you a personal service - you are assigned a member of our team to assist you with the whole process.

B.Y.O.F.

YUP, That's Buy Your Own Flights!


Why? What difference does that make to me?


Other companies in the market have partnerships with airlines, and get commission on every flight they book. So for each one of you out there that goes through a company that is also a travel agent, they can charge up to €250 commission on certain flights.


Why charge you all that when you can just book a flight online and have that money for rent in a beach house or city slicker apartment? We know that money is tight and could be spent wayyy better on something else while on your J1!!


TravelBug's got your back!!

WHY DO WE WORK THIS WAY?

As we said, we’ve all been there!! We know that saving even €100 can make a huge difference to your time in another country. The company was founded because more than one of us had the experience of being tied into flights with other visa agents, meaning we spent more money to be brought on silly stopovers. I mean c’mon.. why would we spend €100 more to fly from Dublin to London, then to the USA when there are direct flights from Dublin to the USA?

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We have three J1 Summer Programmes available, so first you have to pick which one suits you best!

Option 1: J1 Walk In

€539

Our most popular programme, this option allows you to find a job once you land in the USA. You do not need to prearrange a job before you go.



Option 2: J1 Self Placed

€599

You organise a job before you go so you can start working as soon as you get there! No need to spend hours job hunting, you’ve done the groundwork and have a secure job placement!



Option 3: J1 Pre Arranged Jobs

€799

If you really fell like living the easy life, why not let us do the groundwork for you? We’ll pre-arrange a job for you, so everything is sorted once you land! All you gotta do is turn up to work and enjoy livin it up in the States!

Let's Be Honest: What's Included and What's Not?

What You Get!

· SEVIS Fee

· DS-2019 Form

· Insurance for the dates on your DS-2019 Form (i.e. the dates you are working in the States)

· Preparation for Visa Application and US Embassy Interview

· Pre-Arrival Orientation

· Support of US Sponsor during you stay in the USA

· Assistance with job approval by the sponsor for Walk In (Option1) and Self Placed (Option2)

· Matching a job for J1 Pre Arranged Jobs (Option 3)



Whats not Included

· Flights

· US Embassy Interview Fee (estimate €120)

THAT’S IT!!

Eligibility Requirements

Student Status


  • You must be a full-time student in a recognised Irish University or Institute.
  • The course you attend must be running at least 2 years full time
  • You must be able to show that you are returning to full-time education in Autumn 2014
  • Final year students can apply, but must be able to show that they are returning to Ireland at the end of the their J1 visa programme


Age

  • You must be 18 years old at the time of your application
  • If you are turning 18 before the 15th May 2015, you can apply for your J1 Visa but must have parental permission. We will need a co-signature on your application form from a parent or legal guardian.


Nationality

  • Any fully legal National who is studying in a full-time course in Ireland is eligible
  • International students completing a full degree or higher qualification at an Irish University or Institute is eligible, however additional documentation, visa fees and processing may be required.
  • Irish or Northern Irish Nationals studying in the UK are eligible*
  • Irish Nationals studying abroad on Erasmus or Socrates is eligible*


*You will have to return to Ireland for your US Embassy Interview. Afterwards, the Embassy will hold your passport for a minimum of 5 working days from the day you attend your interview.

MORE J1 OPTIONS! We have Two CAMP COUNSELOR Programmes

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Option1: General Camp Counselor


€479 First timers

€399 Returnees


What’s Included?

• Room and Board at your Camp

• Monthly Stipend

• Interview with TravelBug Staff

• Orientation Pre-Departure (first timers only)

• Documents to obtain J1 Visa (DS 2019 Form)

• Advice and assistance with Embassy Interview

• Accident and Sickness Insurance for up to 3 months

• Camp USA Participant Handbook and Inside the USA Guide

• Sevis Fee (of $35)

• 24 Hour Programme Support while in the USA

▪ Through our experienced sponsor, you have the opportunity to travel anywhere in the USA for up to 30 days after you finish working at the Summer Camp


What’s not Included?

▪ Flights

▪ Insurance over 3 months is not included, but is an optional extra

▪ Embassy Interview Fee (estimated €120 paid directly to the Embassy)


Option 2: Camp Support Staff

€779


What’s Included?


▪ Room and Board at your Camp

▪ Salary in line with US Minimum Wage

▪ Interview with TravelBug Staff

▪ Orientation Pre-Departure (first timers only)

▪ Documents to obtain J1 Visa (DS 2019 Form)

▪ Advice and assistance with Embassy Interview

▪ Accident and Sickness Insurance for up to 3 months

▪ Camp USA Participant Handbook and Inside the USA Guide

▪ Sevis Fee (of $35)

▪ 24 Hour Programme Support while in the USA

▪ Through our experienced sponsor, you have the opportunity to travel anywhere in the USA for up to 30 days after you finish working at the Summer Camp


What’s not Included?

▪ Flights

▪ Embassy Interview Fee (estimate €120 paid directly to the Embassy)

▪ Insurance over 3 months is not included, but is an optional extra

Eligibility Requirements

General Camp Counselor


As a general camp counsellor, you will be working under the programme guidelines of your camp with the children.


Requirements

  • Must be aged 18 – 28 by June 1st. Upper ages will be considered if they have relevant experience for Camp Counselors.
  • Must be interviewed by your camp and send us the signed documents on camp letterhead from the camp director.
  • Ideally, its best to have skills/interests relevant to the camp, such as a music, artistic or sporting background
  • Must be available to work from early/mid June through to late August
  • Must be dedicated and committed to participating in the camp for a minimum of 9 weeks.
  • If you have completed this programme more than three times in previous years you are not eligible



Camp Support Staff


Support Staff are the backbone of the Camp! They cook the food and are general helpers. This programme costs a little more, but Support Staff earn more!


Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student and aged 18 – 28 on June 1st 2015
  • Must have skills to contribute to the maintenance of the camp
  • Be available to work from early/mid June through to late August
  • Be dedicated and committed to participating in the camp for a minimum of 9 weeks.

Discounts, Discounts, Discounts!!!

Ok, so because we're soooo sound we'll give you €50 off your whole package if you register with us and have all your paperwork in before Christmas.


Sounds great! How do we hook this up?

All you have to pay before Christmas is the €70 registration fee.

All you have to do is get your paperwork in before Christmas (which is great for you because its not hanging over your head while you're in second semester!)


So what do I have left to pay then?

Using the J1 walk in as an example: It was €539, less €70 = €469... less €50 = €419.

With our Interest Free Payment Plan you’ll be all set for the summer of a lifetime!



BUT HEY - I WENT WITH TRAVELBUG LAST YEAR.. SURELY YOU CAN SWEETEN THE DEAL THIS YEAR?


Ok you've got us. We want to keep our loyal customers happy, so if you call or email us we can see if we can get you a few more €€€s off this years package!

LET'S GET STARTED!

We're all young Irish travellers here at TravelBug Ltd! Between us we've J1'd Stateside (there's Laura on a J1 in Hawaii in the pic.. she's also hit Chicago, New York and Miami), Outbacked in Oz, Taught English in Asia.. and loads more (but we won't bore you in details)! We know what can go wrong (and believe us... we've all had catastrophes!)


This is why you should pick up the phone RIGHT NOW and let us help you get started.

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