We are writing to inform you of our Irish cultural camp here at Celtic Irish American Academy, which is based in Galway, Ireland, and tailored to U.S. High school students
Our mission is to “offer students a unique, transformational experience that adds significant long-term value to their career outcomes and personal development”. While heavily focussed on Irish culture, which appeals strongly to kids (and parents) of Irish descent, our programme is centred around three key pillars.
The three pillars are as follows:
- Irish Culture via academic classes, workshops, activities and excursions;
- Business / Leadership via classes, talks from our government’s industrial development agency, visits to United States Multinational Companies based here; and
- Service Learning (volunteer work with Jigsaw; a local charity).
Our campus is St Enda’s College, in Galway. Students will be staying with a traditional host Irish family,where all meals will be provided. Families are personally known to us and are carefully selected based on our strict criteria.
This program is strongly supporting the U.S. education agenda for “generation study abroad” and “global cultural awareness” and for the holistic development of students, a movement that is gaining considerable ground. We will be fulfilling the holistic development and welfare of students on their visit. Secondly, we will be helping to educate the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and decision-makers in the U.S., who will make a difference at home and who will form vital networks of influence for Ireland. Giving this next generation of leaders early exposure to the Irish culture and way of doing business will strongly support our future relationship and the sustained promotion of Irish-America.
The directors of the Academy, are father and daughter Mr Brian Fahy and Dr Johanna Clancy, and combined they have over 30 years working as educators and tour organisers in both the Secondary School and university sectors in Ireland. Both are active community leaders and have strong ties in the U.S.
We would be extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to discuss the Celtic Irish American Academy‘s offering with you further and to explore options for your students to come either individually or as a group to Ireland for two weeks this summer. Please find our brief brochure attached, or visit www.
We will also be visiting the U.S. from 21st March to 3rd April and if this is something you or your students would be interested in, we would be delighted to get the opportunity to meet you or to visit your school to present our offering to school management, students and parents.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
Dr Johanna Clancy & Mr Brian Fahy,