Housing Resources for Work & Travel USA Gateway Participants

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Work Travel USA Housing
Work Travel USA Housing
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Once you’ve confirmed that you’ll be visiting the U.S. on our Work & Travel USA program, you’ll need to find a place to live. Although InterExchange cannot secure housing for you, we’ve listed several resources on this page to help you find housing. While some employers are able to arrange housing for you, many are not. So in most cases, you’ll be responsible for finding housing that is inexpensive, comfortable, safe and close to your work site. We encourage you to ask any potential landlord a list of questions to help ensure that’s it’s a safe and secure living situation.

Please note: the resources on this page were chosen specifically for Irish students on our program who are more likely to have longer programs and stay in big cities. For more housing resources, visit our Work & Travel USA housing page and Cultural Compass.

Skip ahead to the U.S. city you’ll be living in:

Boston | Chicago | Denver | NYC | Ocean City | San Diego | San Francisco


Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

Hostelling International Boston - For online reservations, enter promo code EXCHANGE to get 10% OFF 19 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116

40 Berkeley Hostel 40 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116

Friend Street Hostel 234 Friend Street Boston, MA 02114

Longer term housing options in Boston

Irish resources in Boston:

Irish International Immigration Center 100 Franklin Street, Suite LL-1 Boston, MA 02111 Phone: 617-542-7654 | Email: J1IWT@iiicenter.org

Irish Cultural Centre of New England 200 New Boston Drive Canton, MA 02021 Phone: 781-821-8291 | Email: info@irishculture.org

Irish Pastoral Centre – Boston 15 Rita Road Dorchester, MA 02124 Phone: 617-265-5300 | Email: info@ipcboston.orgg


Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

Hostelling International Chicago - For online reservations, enter promo code EXCHANGE to get 10% OFF 24 East Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605

Freehand Chicago Hostel - For online reservations, enter promo code INTEREXCHANGE to get 10% OFF 19 East Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60611

Wrigley Hostel 3514 N. Sheffield Chicago, IL 60657

Parthenon Hostel 310 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60661

Getaway Hostel - For online reservations for 2+ nights, use this link to get 10% OFF 616 W Arlington Pl Chicago, IL 60614

Longer term housing options in Chicago

777 South State 777 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: 312-939-7000

Off Campus Housing at University of Illinois (for sublets) Phone: 312-413-7440

Irish resources in Chicago

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support 4626 N. Knox Ave. #308B Chicago, IL 60630 Phone: 773-282-8445 | Email: irishoverhere@sbcglobal.net


Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

AAE Denver 11th Avenue Hotel & Hostel 1112 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

AAE Denver Ramada 1150 E Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218

Longer term housing options in Denver

Overlook at Mile High 3190 West 14th Ave. Denver, CO 80204 Phone: 720-230-4474

Torrey Pines 7575 E. Arkansas Ave. Denver, CO 80231 Phone: 720-961-6135

The Lodge at Aspen Grove 4697 E. Louisiana Ave. Denver, CO 80246 Phone: 720-251-8568

Cypress Point 1211 South Quebec Way Denver, CO 80246 Phone: 720-208-9379

Country Club Towers and Gardens 1001 E. Bayaud Ave. Denver, CO 80209 Phone: 720-961-6114

Meridian Garden 1001 S. Havana St. Denver, CO 80012 Phone: 720-230-4507

Pine Creek Apartments 600 S. Dayton Ave. Denver, CO 80247 Phone: 720-282-4175

Irish resources in Denver


Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

Hostelling International New York - For online reservations, enter promo code EXCHANGE to get 10% OFF 891 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025

Chelsea International Hostel 251 W 20th St. New York, NY 10011 Phone: 212-647-0010

Longer term housing options in NYC

Educational Housing Services (EHS) Locations throughout NYC Phone: 1-800-297-4694

NYC Summer Dorms Phone in Brooklyn: 917-924-2029 Phone in Queens: 347-335-2775

NYC Intern Phone: 212-659-7286

Columbia University Summer Housing

New York University Summer Housing

Irish resources in New York City

Aisling Center of Yonkers Phone: 914-237-5121, 914-237-7121 | Email: info@aislingcenter.org

Emerald Isle Immigration Center 4275 Katonah Ave. Bronx, NY 10470 Phone: 718-324-3039

Emerald Isle Immigration Center 59-26 Woodside Ave Woodside, NY 11377 Phone: 718-478-5502

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

Also check the local weekly Irish newspapers:

Ocean City

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J-1 Visa work travel housing

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Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

Knights Inn - Russell 201 N Baltimore Ave Ocean City, MD Phone: 410-289-6900

Pirates Cove Apartments 106 Wicomico Street Ocean City, MD

Longer term housing options in Ocean City

Jarman House 105 Talbot Street Ocean City, MD 21842 Phone: 410-289-7678

Beach Getaways Management including Parrott Lagoon Address: 405 Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842 Phone: 410-289-8531

Irish resources in Ocean City

Irish Student Outreach Center Pat and Rick Fairbend 1208 N. Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842 Phone: 410-520-0344 | Email: oceancityirishoutreach@gmail.com

Do you have questions about the quality of a specific housing location in Ocean City? Email or call the PRESS Committee at 410-289-8855.

San Diego

Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

Hostelling International San Diego - Downtown - For online reservations, enter promo code EXCHANGE to get 10% OFF. Promo code is not valid July 20-25, 2016 521 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101

Hostelling International San Diego, Point Loma 3790 Udall St. San Diego, CA 92107 Phone: 619-223-4778

USA Hostels San Diego 726 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619-232-3100

Longer term housing options in San Diego

Irish resources in San Diego

Irish Outreach San Diego 2725 Congress Street 2G San Diego, CA 92110 Phone: 619-291-1630 | Email help@irishoutreachsd.org

San Francisco

Hostels (temporary housing upon arrival) — book early!

Hostelling International San Francisco - Fisherman’s Wharf - For online reservations, enter promo code EXCHANGE to get 10% OFF 240 Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123 Phone: 415-771-7277

Green Tortoise Hostel - Show your InterExchange ID or DS-2019 Form upon check-in to get $5.00 off 494 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133 Phone: 415-834-1000

Longer term housing options in the San Francisco Bay Area

Summer of Love Student Housing 875 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: 415-653-6070

Latitude 38 Student Housing Locations around San Francisco Phone: 415-850-9258

Park Merced 3711 19th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: 415-405-4600

Westlake Village Apartments 333 Park Plaza Dr. Daly City, CA 94015 Phone: 650-755-8133

Lakewood Apartments 511 John Muir Drive San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: 310-277-6318

Student housing in Berkeley:

University of California Berkeley Summer Visitor Housing Hearst Avenue and Highland Place Berkeley, CA 94720-2296 Phone: 510 642-5925 or 510-642-5925

Fraternity Housing in Berkeley can also be a reasonable alternative to the expensive San Francisco housing:

Sigma Nu Fraternity Housing 2710 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704-1719

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity Housing 2422 Prospect Avenue Berkeley, CA

Tau Kappa Epsilon Nu chapter fraternity TKE Nu Chapter 2725 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704

Delta Upsilon Fraternity 2425 Warring St. Berkeley, CA 94704-2592

Irish resources in San Francisco

Irish Immigration Pastoral Center 5340 Geary Blvd., Suite 206 San Francisco, CA 94121 Phone: 415-752-6006 | Email: info@sfiipc.org

Ani Kington

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Ani is a fan of exploring new places through photography and the local cuisine. After earning her BFA in photography from NYU and gaining communications experience at International Planned Parenthood Federation, she joined InterExchange in 2012, and worked as the Marketing Producer until 2016.

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