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Applications are now open for the 2015 Summer Gaeltacht Awards with a deadline of February 27. These awards, now in their fifth year, offer US citizens an immersion experience in Ireland, where successful candidates will spend two to six weeks studying Irish in the Gaeltachtaί (Irish-speaking regions).

The courses not only offer language learning, but excursions, traditional Irish music, and storytelling in some of Ireland’s most picturesque locations. Grants include tuition / fees as well as room (based on sharing) and board. Successful applicants must pay their own travel and living costs.

Applications are open to United States citizens who are learners and teachers of the Irish language and currently living or working in the US.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an Irish language course in the US, have completed at least one year of Irish language instruction, or have been teaching the Irish language in the US for more than one year. They must also be able to participate in a program in its entirety (2-6 consecutive weeks during summer 2015).

Please note that these are not Fulbright Awards, but grants from the Ireland-United States Commission for Education Exchange, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht and the National Lottery of Ireland.

Visit for full information and application details.

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