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Second level students interested in working or studying abroad after school are encouraged to visit the Youth on the Move stand at the Higher Options exhibition at the RDS this week.

Tue, Sep 18, 2012, 01:00

   

Second level students interested in working or studying abroad after school are encouraged to visit the Youth on the Move stand at the Higher Options exhibition at the RDS this week.

From Wednesday to Friday, young people can learn about EU grant possibilities for studying or working abroad, and chat to those who have already enjoyed the benefits to find out what the experience is really like.

Jan Truszczynski, Director-General of the European Commission’s Department for Education and Culture, and Jessica Gough, Erasmus ambassador for Ireland, will lead a debate at 10.30am tomorrow on the merits of going abroad to study, volunteer or work.

The European Commission’s programmes for studying and working abroad such as Comenius, Erasmus, European Voluntary Service and Leonardo da Vinci, will be showcased.

On Thursday, Youth on the Move ambassador for Ireland Anna Geary will talk about her experiences abroad. Anna is a camogie champion and has won three All Ireland medals and four national All Star awards.

She says: “Whether it is travelling, working or studying abroad, take the chance! Let your curiosity take you somewhere wonderful. Expand your horizons and let this campaign help to mould you into the person you aspire to become, and it will give you confidence to inspire along the way”.

The Irish Times Higher Options fair has been running for over two decades to help students to make decisions about their study and career options after secondary school. This year’s fair runs from Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st September. Doors open at 9am and tickets cost €10.

The Youth on the Move campaign was launched by the European Commission in late 2010. For more information see europa.eu/youthonthemove, or read last week’s Generation Emigration feature ‘When an education means emigration’.

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