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Study Abroad USA

Thirty-two students and recent graduates from Queen’s are off to study in the USA in August 2021.

Two students who are on the Study Abroad USA Programme 2021

They will be among 61 students from across Northern Ireland on the Study USA programme, which enables students to study business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) subjects for a year in American colleges, across 28 States, helping to develop their career prospects when they return to Northern Ireland.

Daniella (20), from Randalstown is currently studying Broadcast Production at Queen’s. She will spend the next year at the University of the Ozarks, Arkansas.

Speaking ahead of her departure she said: “After hearing my friend talk about her experience on the Study USA programme, I wanted to have the same opportunity to study at an American college. I’m very excited to go to University of the Ozarks in Arkansas as it’s very different to the popular tourist destinations that I’ve visited in the US already. I’m also looking forward to living on campus as there is such a community aspect to college life there."

Meanwhile Nicole (20), from Magherafelt, is a Queen's Law student, who has secured a place at the University of Dubuque in Iowa.

She said: “I had heard great things about the programme from past participants and always knew it was something that I would love to do. With Covid-19 disrupting a lot of my University experience, I was keen to take part so to make the most out of my last years at University."

The British Council, which is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, manages Study USA on behalf of the Department for the Economy – and since its formation in 1994, the initiative has sent over 2000 students from Northern Ireland to all four corners of the United States.  The Study USA programme was postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but with current conditions, it has been decided that the programme can proceed this academic year.  Read more