Katie flies the flag for Northern Ireland during Study USA trip

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A Coleraine student is jetting off to study business in the USA this August.

Katie Dysart, who is currently studying Law at Queen’s University Belfast, will soon be heading to Marymount University, Virginia, after being selected to take part in the British Council’s prestigious Study USA programme.

20 year-old Katie departs on August 19 and recently received last minute advice and information at a pre-departure meeting in Belfast, before preparing to for her year stateside.

Speaking ahead of her departure, Katie said: “I am very excited to be studying Business at Marymount University in Virginia for the year and I feel so privileged to be given this great opportunity by the British Council and Study USA team.

“I hope to go into my final year of studying Law at Queen’s University Belfast with newfound skills, which will help to maximise my future career prospects. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can’t wait to make the most of it!”

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.

This year, the scholarship programme will give 53 Northern Ireland students the opportunity 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.

Since its formation in 1994, the initiative has sent over 1800 students from Northern Ireland to all four corners of the United States where they have successfully completed a year studying business at one of 140 institutions.

Study USA is just one of many international opportunities available through British Council Northern Ireland.

Visit www.nireland.britishcouncil.org