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Students from Lisburn flying the flag in the United States

(from left) Angela Tweed, Stephen ONeill, David McKerr, Emma Gilpin, Cal Douglas and Gemma Gibson who are attending the USA

(from left) Angela Tweed, Stephen ONeill, David McKerr, Emma Gilpin, Cal Douglas and Gemma Gibson who are attending the USA

Six students from Lisburn will be getting down to business when they spend a year in the USA.

The students, who will be visiting colleges there and who were selected to take part in the British Council’s prestigious Study USA programme received last minute advice and information at a pre-departure meeting in Belfast.

The programme enables students to study business and management for a year in American colleges, across 34 States, where they gain valuable international experience and business knowledge, helping to develop their career prospects when they return to Northern Ireland.

“We know that the students departing for the US this year will be great ambassadors for Northern Ireland and will help to further long-term links and connections between our two countries,” said David Alderdice, Director British Council Northern Ireland.

“The students will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in their field and their future employability will be enhanced through internships, Ambassadorial presentations, and volunteer work in a really international context. Most importantly, our students will build links with counterparts in the United States that will last a lifetime.”

The British Council, which is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations manages Study USA on behalf of the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

The students were part of a group of 75 Northern Ireland students who were chosen for the scholarships after undergoing a competitive selection process to take part in the prestigious programme. Around 400 students from all colleges and universities in Northern Ireland applied for the programme earlier in the year.

The British Council, which is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, manages Study USA on behalf of the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

For more information on Study USA or other opportunities through the British Council visit www.britishcouncil.org/northernireland-susa.htm or email opportunity@britishcouncil.org

 

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