The Global Irish Summer Camp, Ireland’s answer to calls for an initiative similar to Birthright, the Israeli program that has brought 400,000 young Jewish people between the ages of 18 and 26 to Israel since 1999, will take place from July 20 – August 4.
The pilot program will offer 20 spots to Irish American high school students between the ages of 15 and 17. In order to be eligible applicants cannot have spent time in Ireland before.
Similar to Israeli Birthright programs, this program will include classes and workshops on Irish history, language and culture in addition to field trips to important sites across the island, including day trips and outdoor adventures. As someone who has contributed to Birthright programs that address issues stemming from diaspora, I think the proliferation of these type of programs contributes positively to the ability of people to reconnect with their cultural and ethnic identity.
Renato Negrin Travels
As a world traveler, Renato has developed a truly globalized perspective. Him and his wife Siu care deeply about issue that affect people around the world and want to focus on contributing to organizations that can drive positive change.