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Global Horizons Initiative

The Global Horizons Initiative is a programme designed to engage Irish students in international affairs and the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade promoting Ireland’s interests and values around the globe.

It showcase's the Department’s work to promote Ireland’s economic prosperity, uphold our values and interests in a rapidly-changing global environment, and protect Irish people abroad by providing consular and passport services and funding and support to emigrant groups.

The programme is aimed primarily at young people, from secondary school pupils, in particular Senior Cycle students, through to third-level students and graduates who are considering their next steps. The three strands of the programme are: Iveagh Scholars, Diplomats in the Classroom, and International Careers.