Applications for our International Study Visits 2022-23 are now closed

Each year, on behalf of the Department of Education, the British Council organises and delivers three international study visits for teachers from Northern Ireland. 

Those chosen to make the visit will be expected to share the learning within and beyond their own school following the visit.

This year, the visits will take place during February half term break (Monday, 13 February – Friday, 17 February 2023).


International Study Visits for 2022-23:

Entrepreneurial Skills – Cyprus, 13-17 February 2023

Aimed at post-primary schools, this visit will enable schools to experience how entrepreneurial skills are taught and embedded in the curriculum in Cyprus. There will be visits to organisations involved in developing entrepreneurial skills and supporting schools in teaching these. There will also be visits to schools to see theory in practise and share learning and experiences with teachers and students

Mental Health for School Leaders – Croatia, 13-17 February 2023

Following on from our Mental Health for School Leaders Conference  in April, this visit is aimed at school leaders from all school sectors. Themes to be addressed will include how to manage the wellbeing of staff; how the wellbeing of students ties in with staff wellbeing, as well as research and practices employed by schools in Croatia. There will be visits to both organisations and schools.

 Newcomer Integration – Greece, 13-17 February 2023

Aimed at post-primary schools. This visit will focus on issues relating to asylum-seeking and refugee children, particularly aged 14-18yrs. Themes such as preparedness for formal education, language barriers, and preparedness of schools to accept students will be addressed. 

Eligibility Criteria

To take part in our International Study Visits:

  • You must be a teacher at a Northern Ireland  school
  • You have support from your Principal/Board of Governors to participate in this study visit,
  • You will remain at your current school for at least the 2023/24 academic year
  • You have not been on a British Council study visit in the past 5 years

Applications are now closed. 

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