Grants for US Irish Language Learners To Study In Ireland

A program called the Gaeltacht Summer Awards is open for applications due April 30th, 2013.

The program offers and opportunity for Irish Language Learners in the US to spend two to six weeks studying Irish in the Gaeltachtaί. The grants are sponsored by the Department of Arts, Heritage, & Gaeltacht Affairs, the National Lottery of Ireland, and the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange. The grant includes tuition and room and board, as well as registration on the course. Successful applicants must pay their own travel and living costs.

Applicants must be US citizens or naturalized US citizens currently living in the U.S, enrolled in Irish language courses in the US, have completed at least one year or Irish language instruction, and be able to participate in the program in its entirety (two to six weeks in the Gaeltacht). Preference will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled on a for-credit course in a recognized US higher education institution as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies and have not participated on a Gaeltacht course in Ireland before.

Email [email protected] for an application and reference forms.