Irish Government Signs up as First Lead Partner for Major US Study Abroad Initiative - Department of Education and Skills

Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan TD, along with the US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin F. O’Malley, today announced that she has approved Education in Ireland to participate in Generation Study Abroad™, an initiative of the Institute of International Education (IIE),which aims to double the US students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Under the agreement, Minister O’Sullivan’s Department will provide $100,000 to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad fund which will see Ireland participating as a Lead Signature Partner. The majority of the funding will be used to provide incentive grants to colleges and universities from across the United States, which the institutions will match and award as student scholarships which will be known as Ireland - IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarships.

- See more at: http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2015-Press-Releases/PR15-01-11.html#sthash.Eipg07H0.333mO5qV.dpuf

Ireland Among Top Ten Destinations for US Students Studying Abroad

The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, was released today. The report shows that overall, the number of US students studying abroad grew by 2% from 2011/12 to 2012/13. The number of US students choosing Ireland grew at almost three times that rate. Ireland remains a top ten destination for US students studying abroad. Great infographic linked below (still figuring out WordPress at ASAPI towers!).


Institute of International Education. (2013).Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors