Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland Programs
2023 Immersion Youth Program (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
Apply by April 7th!
July 9th - July 23rd*
*Dates are approximate and subject to change based on flight availabilities.
We are excited to offer this one-of-a-kind program designed to develop bold and empathetic leaders (15-18 years old) from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This program includes 10+ virtual sessions and a trip to our Global Headquarters in New Hampshire. 100% of the program fees will be waived for all accepted applications. There are only 10 slots for this program.
This program will focus on conflict transformation (personal and community), public speaking, communication, and identity.
It is one of the most challenging youth leadership programs and emphasizes resilience, empathy, and action. Participants will develop concrete skills and the confidence that will help them become the best versions of themselves so they can help their community become the best version of itself.
Click here for a sample program schedule! Please note that these are NOT necessarily the set dates of the full program.
FFI programs incorporate our RECIPE and are adapted to fit the interests of the individuals within each and every group.
There are a variety of qualities we are looking for in applicants and we encourage all to apply. Please note, each applicant will complete a personal virtual interview with an FFI staff member as a way to develop this essential skill.
Applicants MUST have a valid passport upon submission. Additionally, due to the United States' COVID entry restrictions, applicants that are 18 years-old MUST be fully vaccinated according to CDC guidelines.
100% of the program fees will be waived for all accepted applicants. Only 10 slots are available, and applicants from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are encouraged to apply!
The program will be around five months in length and will be split into three phases:
Team Building - This phase will include virtual sessions that are 2 hours in length and one to two times a week.
Skill Building - This phase is the Immersion Trip at the FFI Campus in New Hampshire.
Community Building - This phase will include virtual sessions that are once a week and a social action project that addresses a need in their communities.
For more detailed information about our phases, visit our Immersion Programs page.
*All travel and in-person programming is subject to COVID restrictions and guidelines
How to Apply
For Immersion Programs
Apply! Fill out the FFI Program Application form.
Schedule Your Interview! All applicants will be contacted by FFI to set-up a video meeting to discuss their application and interest in FFI's program.
Receive Your Acceptance Packet! Space is limited in each round of programs. If you are not accepted, you are welcome to apply to future FFI Programs!
Questions about the application process? Contact Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 603.397.5301.
Provide a Scholarship
In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.
One full scholarship equals $3,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.