JI Summer Students

EMPLOYMENT

There is a very significant change to the J1 summer work and travel programme this year - click on the links below for more detailed information. All J1 visa students will have to secure a job before they arrive in the U.S.

USI J1 VISA GUIDE 2016

https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/usa/news-and-events/2015/j1-summer-work-and-travel-programme/

http://blog.usit.ie/2015/11/10/summer-j1-2016-the-lowdown/


We also recommend that you start your research for accommodation as soon as possible.. Make sure you register with SEVIS/CIEE within the required time period; some students did not do in previous years and had to leave the U.S. immediately because they did not adhere to the conditions of the J1 visa.

It is also realistic that you will be waiting 3-4 weeks before receiving your social security number although you should have documentation from SEVIS stating that employer's can hire you and that your S.S. # will be issued soon. You will also receive a letter from the S.S. office that your application for S.S. # is in progress.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICES:

1800-772-1213/1800-325-0778/1800-325-0778
Office Hours: Mon-Fri (7am–4pm)

820 Concourse Village West
2 nd floor
Bronx , NY 10451
(between 158 th and 159 th Streets).

Accessible via # 4 subway train to 161st Street .

237 West 48th St.
5th floor
New York , NY 10036

20 South Broadway
10th Floor
Yonkers , NY 10701 ( Yonkers residents)

BELOW ARE SOME WEBSITES WHERE JOBS CAN BE RESEARCHED:

WWW.JOBBANKINFO.COM 

WWW.MONSTER.COM 

WWW.JOBSONLINE.COM

WWW.CAREER.COM 

WWW.JOB.COM 

WWW.NEWYORK.CRAIGSLIST.ORG

WWW.IRISHBUSINESSSOLUTIONS.COM

Craigslist.org advertises both jobs and accommodation in New York and all other states.

Check the accommodation notice board daily at the center and let staff know how you are getting on.

Other Irish Centers in the Queens/Bronx/NY areas:

Emerald Isle Immigration Center
4275 Katonah Ave
Bronx , NY 10470
(718-324-3039)

Emerald Isle Immigration Center
59-26 Woodside Ave
Woodside , NY 11377
(718-478-5502)

New York Irish Center
1040 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City , NY 11101
(718-482-0908)

Also check the weekly Irish newspapers if staying in Woodlawn, Bronx or Queens/Woodside:

Irish Voice
Irish Central
Irish Echo
ACCOMMODATION
NEW YORK

It is a standard requirement to pay the first month's rent and a month's deposit in advance. The average total rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200 per month ($600 per room/per person) and $1,500 per month for a 3 bedroom apartment ($500 per room/per person).

Check the Accommodation notice board in the Aisling Center on a daily basis for accommodation in Yonkers and the Bronx , as well as local delis, shops, and launderettes.

Utility bills (electric, phone & internet, cable TV) are usually not included in the stated rent. Depending on how many people you share the apartment with; utilities can cost an additional $120-200 per month.

Before purchasing furniture, check notices boards in your area for any “free furniture” ads. People also throw out furniture in the garbage, some of which can be in great condition. So, keep your eyes on the sidewalks for any unwanted pieces of furniture or electronics!

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING $2,000 MINIMUM WITH YOU TO COVER RENT AND LIVING EXPENSES UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR FIRST WEEK'S SALARY.

Check the notice board in the Aisling Center on a daily basis for accommodation in Yonkers and the Bronx . Also, check local delis, shops and launderettes in the neighborhood for rented accommodation ads.

Check out our website or ask at the center for a list of local guest/short term/self-catering accommodation.

Also, check out the Facebook page
J1 New York 2016 for job and accommodation leads.

For hostel accommodation, the most popular website is
www.hostels.com

A ccommodation websites in NY:

www.airbnb.com
www.hostels.com
www.apartments.com
www.craigslist.org

Self-catering 2 bedroom apartment
914-320-9690
Yonkers (off McLean Ave)
St James Guest House/self-catering
914-494-1099
Crestmont Ave., Yonkers
Self-catering 2 bedroom apartment
914-237-0725
Glover Ave., Yonkers
Self-catering 1 bedroom apartment
914-318-6909
Wakefield Ave., Yonkers
Self-catering 1 bedroom apartment
914-471-3043
Hyatt Ave., Yonkers
Self-catering 3 bedroom apartment
646-541-3901
Alexander Ave., Yonkers
Self-catering Studio apartment
917-362-6745
Yonkers (off McLean Ave)
Self-catering 4 bedroom apartment
646-739-8543
Woodlawn
McKeon's 2 bedroom self-catering
914-530-2386
McLean Ave., Yonkers
Hyatt Place Hotel*
914-377-1400
Cross County, Yonkers
Ramada Inn
914-476-3800 
Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
Royal Regency
914-476-6200 
Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
Hampton Inn & Suites
914-377-1144
160 Corporate Blvd., Yonkers
Marriott Residence Inn
914-476-4600
7 Executive Blvd., Yonkers

*Hyatt Place Hotel offers friends of Aisling Irish Community Center a 10% discount off standard reservation rates. Use code 43536. Click here to make an online reservation or call 1-800-233-1234.

The above list is for information purposes only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any of the accommodations listed.

FURNITURE STORES

Bob's Discount Furniture
2500 Central Avenue , Yonkers , NY  
(Clearance pit) Check delivery charge

Discount Furniture Warehouse
52-21 Broadway, Bronx , NY
(Between 225th and 226th Street )
Delivery charge only $20


National Wholesale Liquidators
Cross County Mall, Yonkers , NY
No delivery service

Target
225th Street/Broadway, Bronx , New York

EMERGENCY/GENERAL INFORMATION
•  CIEE Emergency 1617-646-7300/1888-COUNCIL
www.ciee.org

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