"My goal for a long time was to find a way for my daughters to gain a better understanding and appreciation of their Irish heritage. In doing so, my hope was for them to connect with Ireland and to become a proud member of the Irish diaspora. Attending the Celtic Irish American Academy, they were immersed in all aspects of Irish culture (i.e. the people, land, language, history, music, sport etc.). The program provided a safe environment where the students were well looked after by the host families and the CIAA staff. As high school students they were given just enough freedom to match their maturity level. My daughters returned home saying it was the best two weeks of their lives. Mission accomplished".
Patrick McNelis, NY