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Applications for our next International Study Visits are now open

International Study Visits aim to inspire new approaches to teaching across the curriculum. They are available to schools in Northern Ireland to learn from colleagues and peers in another country and to develop new insights, understanding and ideas. 

These Department of Education-funded visits will offer participants a chance to reflect upon strategies for preparing young people for the world of work, supporting and inspiring resilience and ensuring pupils get the best start in life.

Applications on our 2018 Study Visits to Canada and France have now closed, but applications are still open for our study visit to Austria:

Austria: Preparing young people for the world of work

18 - 22 February 2018
  • *Post-primary teachers: Learn about how young people (ages 11-14) are prepared for the world in which they will emerge into work. As well as looking at Austria’s strategies it will reflect on Northern Ireland and offer insights into how we can support and inspire young people here in making choices about their lives.

(This is ideally for post primary, school principals and teachers at lower secondary level)

Apply now


Deadline for all applications: November 30th, 2017

Am I eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants must,

    • For Austria, applicants must be Be a POST PRIMARY level teacher/head teacher/principal
    • Have permanent or fixed term employment status within a school in Northern Ireland. Those on fixed term status must be contracted to remain in post in their current school until the end of the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Applicants must not have participated in any other Department of Education NI funded British Council international study visit in the past five years

Please note:

  • el teacher/head teacher/principal
  • Applicants must be eligible to travel on the above dates.
  • Permission to participate, if successful, must be obtained in advance of application from Head teacher.
  • Participants must be available to attend a mandatory Pre Departure Briefing in January in the British Council office in Belfast

How do I apply

Please fill in the online form - deadline for applications is Thursday, November 30 2017

For queries, email the International Education Programme team: iepni@britishcouncil.org