Education in Ireland
Photo & Short Bio Contest
You Could Win This 3 Week Professional Development Course,
Including Accommodations!
Grand Prize
Scholarship for one lucky American school teacher  or school administrator for the National University of Ireland, Galway’s “Education in Ireland” Summer School Course, taking place this June 28th through July 21st, 2018, with included accommodations for the duration of the program.


Cash value greater than $3,500.00!

*Airfare not included in Prize


*Contest is only open to current school teachers and school administrators that are U.S. citizens  and residing in the 50 States or Washington, DC.


About the Course:


This course is ideal for any practicing teacher or administrator in American schools who is interested in expanding their professional knowledge about:


  • Global Perspectives in Education
  • International Education and Curriculum
  • Comparative and International Education
  • International Training and Education
  • International perspectives in education policy & planning
  • Teacher Research (Kindergarten through High School)

In completing this course, the Winner will earn 6 Semester Credits from the university that are fully transferable for American continuing and professional development credits! The course also includes frequent off-campus field trips and excursions to cultural sites near Galway, Ireland, led by faculty.


Find more information about The Course, The School, and Galway city by clicking on the photos below the Entry Form!

How to Enter
Step 1: Submit your Contest Form with your Photo and Short Bio by the deadline of Sunday, March 11th, 2018.


We want to know about you and your passion for teaching or school administration in American schools, and why you think an international perspective on education is important!


  • Upload a photograph that that represents your passion for teaching, education, culture, or travel. It could be a picture of you in your classroom or school, on a past vacation, or it could be something outside the box! A photograph with you in it is preferable.
  • Then,  in a short personal narrative of up to 400 words, tell us why you deserve this prize! Are you passionate about international education, learning about new cultures, or traveling? Will this program help you get to the next level in your career? Have you always wanted to go to Ireland?! Let us know why YOU should be sent to Galway, Ireland for three weeks this summer on an amazing professional and cultural experience! Be as creative and descriptive as possible for the contest panel.


Step 1 is now completed.



Step 2: VOTE for your favorite photo and short bio of the 6 Semi-Finalists on FACEBOOK!


The Teachers Council contest panel will review all eligible entries submitted by the deadline, and choose 6 semi-finalists based on their photos and accompanying short stories. The 6 semi-finalist submissions will be placed into a photo album on our Facebook page for public voting! The photo and short story belonging to the semi-finalist that gains the most “LIKES” by the deadline of 9:59:59 am ET on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 will WIN THE GRAND PRIZE of the EDUCATION IN IRELAND SCHOLARSHIP!

The Course
The School
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Galway, Ireland
Galway-City Centre
Teachers Council

Teachers Council has dedicated itself since 1999 to helping international teachers achieve their professional goals by providing opportunities for educators to live and work in the United States.

We believe that international cultural and educational exchanges for American teachers and school administrators are just as essential in understanding the educational profession in a globalizing world. So we are offering an amazing scholarship for one lucky U.S. school teacher or school administrator to take part in the “Education in Ireland” professional development course offered by the prestigious National University Ireland, Galway this summer!

NUI Galway