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Irish educators have been changing the landscape of education worldwide for generations and this is a tradition that continues to this day. With more opportunities available than ever before, teaching abroad offers more scope to travel, integrate within new cultures and discover new skills.

At EPIC we hear some amazing stories about life as a teacher abroad, from meeting so many new people to inspiring communities from all different backgrounds. To accompany our current temporary exhibition ‘Irish Educators Abroad’ we are keen to gather even more of these stories and to reflect the marvellous work that’s been done around the world. 


Are you an Irish teacher abroad? Do you have a story to tell?

Whether you’re teaching Maths in Chile or English in Dubai, we want to hear from you. Let us know about your unique experience and why you chose to teach abroad and we’ll share your story with the world. Your story will be featured on social media and online in the coming weeks.

Share your story here and online at #ITeachAbroad.

About our ‘Irish Educators Abroad’ exhibition

From Dublin-born Sr Gabriel Hogan, who founded the first Catholic school for the deaf in New South Wales, to Donegal-born Sr Julia McGroarty, who founded one of the first women’s colleges in the USA, Ireland has a long history of exporting male and female educators to work with communities all over the world. Our new exhibition ‘Irish Educators Abroad: Building Something Wonderful’ tells their stories and is running here at EPIC from June – September 2019.

Share your experience with us here and become part of an important online collection of Irish educator stories throughout history.