Ireland Scholarship Testimonials

Testimonials from scholarship winners

Catherine McCluskey Failte Ireland with 2012 Scholarship winners

Ireland's beautiful scenery, vibrant culture and friendly locals and excellent language schools are just some of the reasons why foreign teachers of English choose to enter the Ireland Scholarship Programme. We asked some  winners who visited Ireland to share their experiences of their four-week trip to Ireland.

“The Ireland Scholarship Programme is an amazing programme. It helped me open my eyes, broaden my horizon and enrich my experience. It gave me the opportunity to discover the Irish culture and get to know this wonderful country.”

Peter Zhou Zhe, China

“This scholarship programme is undoubtedly one of the best. You can improve yourEnglish, meet interesting people and explore this beautiful country. Don’t missHurling and Riverdance!”

Michio Mineshima, Japan

 “Getting the Ireland Scholarship was one of the highlights of my life!It provides an opportunity to experience the vibrant culture, beautiful sceneryas well as brushing up on your English.”

Merve Sanal, Turkey 


“Come and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience in Ireland. Apart from learning English from fabulous language institutes, you get to witness the Irish culture followed up with a nicepint of Guinness!”

Kee Man Hong – South Korea

“I am definitely sure that it was the best experience in my whole life. Everyone, come to Ireland! Feel Ireland and Enjoy Ireland!”

Seokwan Pak, South Korea

 “The Ireland Scholarship gave me a unique chance to spend four unforgettable weeks in this amazing country. From Cork to Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland is forever in my heart!”

Tatiiana Bushueva, Russia

“With the Ireland Scholarship I got to know the Irish culture and people. I travelled around the country while attending courses where I improved both my linguistic and professional skills.”

Filiz Etiz, Turkey

“If you want to master the English Language in addition to meeting friendly people and enjoying wonderful nature, you should definitely participate in the Ireland Scholarship programme. It gives you a real chance to broaden your knowledge about Ireland and improve your English.”

Liubov Varlamova, Russia

Pictured: Kathleen Murtagh and Fiona Henshaw, Fáilte Ireland, together with students: Michio Mineshima, Japan, Junko Matsuzaki Carreira, Japan, Sanjun Sun, China, Peter Zhou Zhe, China

Kismet Funda Akgül Zazaoğlu, Turkey visits Cobh in Cork, Ireland

“I feel so lucky, happy and proud to have been chosen for the Scholarship Programme. Ireland is a beautiful country with beautiful people who have beautiful features – kindness, helpfulness, respect, wisdom and many more.”

Kismet Funda Akgül Zazaoğlu, Turkey

Kimiko Shibasaki at the Cliffs of Moher“Ireland Scholarship gives you a great opportunity to refresh and enhance your English skill as a teacher and you can discover Ireland as an exciting destination for study and tourism.”

Kimiko Shibaski, Japan


 “This was a great opportunity for me as an English teacher to get the true Irish experience.”

Narkiz Topal, Turkey

Hye Yoen Joo visiting the Wicklow Mountains“The Ireland Scholarship is a lot more than just an overseas language training program. Ireland's green beauty, legendary hospitality and rich history will present you a magical, cultural experience.”

Hye Yeon Joo, Korea

“The Ireland Scholarship was a great opportunity for me to learn the culture and language of Ireland as well as develop the skills as a teacher.”

Yosuke Ishii, Japan

Halil Ibrahim Topuz at the Cliffs of Moher“It was the most relaxing, peaceful days of my life. I learned so much in Ireland on the Scholarship programme. I felt myself in Paradise. I still cannot believe what I have had experienced.”

Halil Ibrahim Topuz

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