|Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan T.D. along with the US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley, today (11 February, 2015) 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.
IIE will use this funding to provide incentive grants to Generation Study Abroad partner colleges and universities from across the United States, which the institutions will match and award to students as “Ireland-IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarships”. IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative and Education in Ireland share the mission of promoting international study opportunities for college and university students. In addition to providing grants for scholarships, Education in Ireland’s commitment also supports IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative and its resources for students and educators, such as Study Abroad Funding, a free searchable database of scholarship and funding opportunities available at www.studyabroadfunding.org.
Press release: Department of Education & Skills