FERMANAGH students, Karen Wray, from Derrygonnelly and Elaine Maguire, from Marlbank, Belcoo, will be jetting off to study business at colleges in the USA, having been selected to take part in the British Council’s prestigious ‘Study USA’ programme for the year-long scholarship course.
In all, 75 Northern Ireland students who were chosen following a competitive selection process will depart on August 18 to various universities in America.,
They were chosen from some 400 student applicants from all colleges and universities across Northern Ireland.
The scholarship programme enables students to study business and management for a year in American colleges, across 34 States. Karen and Elaine will be heading, respectively, to Rocky Mountain College, Montana and Albright College, Pennsylvania.
Whilst there, they will gain valuable international experience and business knowledge towards helping to develop their career prospects by the time they return home.
David Alderdice, the director of the British Council Northern Ireland, said the students will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in their field.
“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 is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
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