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Study USA Student of the Year

8th November 2017

AN ACCOUNTING student from Queen’s University, Belfast has been named Study USA Student of the Year.

Niall O’Hagan spent a year studying business at Arcadia University, Pennsylvania and now hopes to use the experience to pursue a career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The 22-year-old was among 47 students from Northern Ireland to successfully graduate from the programme and was honoured at a graduation ceremony at the Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office recently.

Runners-up for this year’s award were Queen’s University students, Jordan Mackin, who spent a year at Alverno College in Wisconsin, and Niamh Sammon, who studied at Ferrum College, Virginia; with this year’s prizes sponsored by Study USA alumnus, Karen Delgado.

Study USA, formerly known as the Business Education Initiative, is managed by British Council Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department for the Economy. The programme is designed to enable local higher education students to broaden their academic learning, through spending a year at an American college, studying business orientated subjects.

The programme also aims to broaden global awareness and enhance employability.

Applications for Study USA 2018-19 are open until November 13, for more information visit,

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