Institute of Study Abroad Ireland

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016
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Institute of Study Abroad Ireland are holding a Global Irish Summer Camp, an initiative of the Irish Government. This programme is designed to provide an opportunity for young people of Irish decent to strengthen their links with Ireland in a fun safe environment. 

Irish American Roots

The Global Irish Summer Camp runs from July 20th – August 4th 2016. It is aimed at US Students of Irish decent between the ages of 15 and 17 years of age, who have never been to Ireland before. The goal is to provide a link between young Irish descendants and their Irish roots through a short immersive residential visit to Ireland of two and a half weeks in duration.

There are 3 objective of the programme:

  1. To encourage participants to have a greater awareness of their Irish heritage
  2. To solidify links with the Irish diaspora
  3. To encourage greater links with Irish communities throughout the US.  

Applications are sought for 20 places in this structured visit to Ireland with a hope of strengthening a bond between US students who have Irish ancestors. The programme is being delivered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in partnership with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. For more information and/or to apply for this camp visit