Liam O’Driscoll is a Bachelor of Civil Law (International) student studying in UCC. As a Director and volunteer with Foróige, Liam has a passion for youth participation, leadership and active citizenship. He has facilitated citizenship projects with young people in his local Foróige club and has also represented volunteers throughout the governance structures of the organisation. He is also passionate about politics and is a member of UCC Young Fine Gael, the U.S. Embassy Youth Council and the Editorial Board of the Cork Online Law Review. As a youth delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, he had the opportunity to travel to Strasbourg to represent young people in Ireland. Next year, Liam will study in the University of Helsinki in Finland on an Erasmus semester.
“Looking back on my 5 weeks in South Carolina, words cannot convey how much I learned and how much I experienced. The SUSI program was, without doubt, extraordinary. From engaging debates and discussions in class with a vast array of speakers to the many trips, outings and volunteer experiences that I undertook, I got to see America and its people from a unique and interesting perspective.
I cannot recommend the program enough. It confirmed to me that helping others and engaging in my community are key values that I want to ensure are part of my career in the future. I cannot thank Fulbright, the U.S. Embassy, the University of South Carolina and FHI360 enough.”