BALLYCASTLE student Jordan Colgan will soon be jetting off to study business at a college in the USA.
Jordan, who is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Ulster, will soon be heading to Westminster College, Missouri after being selected to take part in the British Council’s prestigious Study USA programme.
As part of the initiative, he received last minute advice and information at a pre-departure meeting in Belfast, before preparing to spend a year stateside.
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 Employment and Learning (DEL).
The scholarship programme enables students to study business and management for a year in American colleges, across 34 States, where they gain valuable international experience and business knowledge, helping to develop their career prospects when they return to Northern Ireland.
Speaking about the programme, David Alderdice, Director British Council Northern Ireland, said: “We know that the students departing for the US this year will be great ambassadors for Northern Ireland and will help to further long-term links and connections between our two countries.
“The students will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in their field and 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.”