A Big Welcome to the New Clanrye Wider Horizons Group!

The new Wider Horizons Group arrived in Boston last Saturday, March 24th!  The IIIC are excited to welcome them to this wonderful city! They will be here for 6 weeks, volunteering in local youth and community organizations in the Great Boston area.  They stay with host families who have kindly opened up their homes to the arrivals.  The group is joined by supervisor Gary McLaughlin from Downpatrick who will support the group throughout the 6 week period.  This group is coming through Clanrye Wider Horizons, an organization based in Newry, Co. Down. If you bump into any of the group or the supervisor Gary, be sure to say ‘hello!’

IIIC J-1 Irish Work & Travel Program (J-1 IWT)

Jude Clarke assisting J1 IWT participant, Kevin Stanton, at the IIIC Cyber Cafe in downtown Boston

We continue to support a number of students and graduates from Ireland through the J-1 IWT program. The J-1 IWT program allows students and recent graduates to work and travel within the United States for up to twelve months.To be eligible you must be a citizen of Ireland and a currently enrolled or recent graduate of a degree or certificate granting institution anywhere outside of the U.S.  Recent graduates must have no more than twelve months between graduation and the program start date. If you know of anyone at home in Ireland who may be interested in applying, please have them contact Jude Clarke here at the IIIC via phone @617.542.7654 Ext.38 or email: J1IWT@iiicenter.org