A young man from Currow who loves everything about Germany has just been awarded a four-month, Irish Host Family sponsored scholarship to the country.
Pádraig Blanchfield is a student at St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Castleisland will be participating in the study abroad programmme in Germany from the start of the coming September – and he can’t wait to get started.
“We are delighted that Padraig has been awarded the scholarship to study in Germany for a whole school term,” said Irish Host Family founder, Antoinette Butler.
“Irish host family.ie organises programmes for Irish students to stay in Germany for school terms, to perfect their language skills which will not only assist them in their school exams but may give the student the possibility of future employment by having the language skill,” said Ms. Butler.
“Students who have participated in the Irish host family study abroad programmes in Germany are now achieving 95% in their German language exams in school. The Irish students attended the Gymnasium Secondary Schools – the most respected in Germany – and they perfected the language skills by living with it and using it every day. And they really settle into the German life with the host family and thereby encourage life long friendships.
Let the Adventure Begin
“Irishhostfamily.ie wishes Pádraig all the very best with his award and with his time in Germany – Let the adventure begin,” said Antoinette.
“I was always interested in going to Germany and this opportunity is just fantastic. I have friends there and I just love everything about the country. I went over there last year and I’ve just grown to love the place and I’m not even studying German at school or anything.
“But I find the language very attractive and the people are nice and the landscape is amazing. I’m delighted. I’m still in shock as I only heard that I won the scholarship ten minutes ago,” said the delighted Pádraig.