by Ann-Marie Byrne
Last Monday, Walter Crean landed in Boston, all the way from Ireland’s County Wexford. One of his first stops was at the IIIC to check in with the J-1 Irish Work and Travel (J-1 IWT) visa program. Walter is excited to be in Boston to start his year-long adventure.
The IIIC is a sponsoring organization for the J-1 IWT, and Walter is one of over two hundred participants who are currently enrolled us. The J-1 IWT program is for Irish university students and recent graduates who come to the United States for up to a year to gain international experience in their field of study. With this experience, they arm themselves with increased knowledge and skills for future employment in Ireland. Walter studied at the Waterford Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Architecture. He looks forward to getting hands on experience in the field of Architecture. Here at the IIIC, we welcome Walter to Boston and hope he has a great experience.