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Corey Schor of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Anthony MacKenzie of Frederick Douglass High School, Regina Robinson of the Office of the Comptroller of New York City, and Peter Ryan of the Irish Consulate. Photo by: Molly Muldoon

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Corey Schor of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Anthony MacKenzie of Frederick Douglass High School, Regina Robinson of the Office of the Comptroller of New York City, and Peter Ryan of the Irish Consulate. Photo by: Molly Muldoon

Choose Ireland for education was the message delivered during the recent International Education Week in New York City. A large crowd turned out to celebrate and promote the education links between Ireland and the United States at an event last Thursday evening hosted by the Education in Ireland group and the Irish Consulate.

According to Education in Ireland, the country has witnessed a 70 percent increase in American students studying in Ireland in the last seven years, making it a lucrative enterprise. More than 7,000 American students chose Ireland as their study abroad destination last year alone.

“Ireland has a history of excellence in the liberal arts,” said Michelle Dervan, U.S. manager for Education in Ireland.

“What makes us really unusual is that you have that history on one hand, and on the other we’re this emerging hub for technology and global companies and there are not many other countries that can offer that mix.”

Guests at the event heard from American students who shared their personal stories of studying in Ireland.

Anthony MacKenzie, a 16-year-old senior at Frederick Douglass High School in New York, told the gathered crowd about his time studying in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM).

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Quoting Frederick Douglass, the Harlem resident told the assembled crowd, “If there is no struggle there is no progress,” before he regaled the crowd with tales of his time studying in Ireland and learning about the skills involved in playing hurling.

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