Kicking off the 2016-17 School Year!

September 2, 2016

Early September can be bittersweet: we’re always sad to say goodbye to our summer reading and long days of sun, but the anticipation and energy of the beginning school year is irresistible.


As we head into a long Labor Day weekend in the US, we want to thank our extended N4 family across the globe for all their hard work this summer. They have helped us:

… run exchanges for 800 participants of high school, college, and graduate students, teachers, school administrators, doctors, health professionals, writers and musicians.

… expand in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Mexico and all across the US, from Kentucky to Connecticut to North Carolina.

… run a hugely successful 2016 summit hosted by Queen’s University Belfast, Iveagh House in Dublin, and the University of Limerick.

… partner with amazing institutions like The American School of Tampico, Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, Amity School District, Sarah Lawrence College, Swain County High School, and Kripalu Yoga and Healing Center.


Press Eye - Narrative 4 - Riddel Hall - 25th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Photo: Declan Roughan


To all our supporters across the world, we couldn’t have done any of this without you!


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