Global Learning site visit to Ireland

May 20, 2022

emma-ireland-1-400x275px.pngAssistant Director of Global Learning, Emma Lazor traveled to Ireland in April 2022 with Education in Ireland to visit various Irish universities alongside a cohort of 30 other international educators from across the U.S.

The site visits included Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Galway, Queens University Belfast, University College Cork, and University College Dublin. At each university, the cohort met with staff who support visiting students and connected with departmental leaders to learn about their internationalization efforts and curriculum.

“I gained a new perspective on Ireland’s education system that I am now able to share with students interested in studying abroad in Ireland,” Lazor said. “Additionally, the connections that I made with the Irish universities as well as fellow U.S. educators, sharing knowledge about methods and processes, was both enlightening and encouraging.”

In addition to campus visits, the cohort took part in intercultural activities throughout various Irish communities. During these experiences, U.S. educators have the chance to explore how their students might adapt to and thrive while seeking experiential opportunities in Ireland that support their academic, personal, and professional goals.

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Site visits like these are one avenue through which the Division of Global Engagement develops meaningful international partnerships to enhance student mobility, research, online learning initiatives, and faculty and staff opportunities.

Education in Ireland is managed by Enterprise Ireland, responsible for the promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas.


Broadening and deepening institutional partnerships with universities abroad is key to our Strategic Plan for Internationalization.