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Nichole Matuska, Center for Global Education


We (Cathal and Emma) came here from Northern Ireland on a programme called ‘Study USA’. The Study USA programme, originally known as the Business Education Initiative, was established in 1994 by the British Council. It is a highly successful and innovative programme which offers undergraduate students studying in Northern Ireland the opportunity to study business and management for one academic year at church affiliated universities and colleges in the USA. The programme was designed to assist with the Peace Process, which was developed in Northern to rebuild the communities after a period of conflict known as the Troubles. The White House provided their own endorsement for the programme in March 1995 in a letter written by President Bill Clinton. We were lucky to be given the opportunity to take part in the programme; and in August CSB/SJU student community. Since coming here we have felt nothing but welcomed by the CSB/SJU community. We would like to take part in this event to celebrate all of the opportunities that this campus has given us and show other students what they can gain from a study abroad experience.