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The Irish Institute: Funded Study-Visits to the U.S. 2009-10

These programs are sponsored by the Irish Institute at the Center for Irish  Programs, Boston College, and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. All program-related costs including travel, accommodation, tuition, and  the majority of meals are provided. The programs are not open to U.S. citizens, Green Card holders, or past participants of U.S. Government-funded Irish Institute programs.

Please visit the website at for an application form and to find descriptions of each program. Applications for individual programs are typically posted 8-10 weeks in advance.

The programs include:

  1. Positive Identity Politics
  2. Environmental Policymaking
  3. Education for Citizenship
  4. Sustainable Civic Government
  5. Political Journalism
  6. Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for Smaller Businesses
  7. Women’s Health and Wellness