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How to make the best of living in Student Accommodation

August 13, 2020 | Jorge Belman Arana Living with others in student accommodation is all about compromise and dialogue. But that doesn't mean you have to stay living with people you don't like. Approach it right, and you might just make some great friends too.  In his final blog as Student Ambassador, Mexican student Jorge Belman Arana shares what he's learnt from sharing student accommodation at Dundalk Institute of Technology, where he has been studying Communications & Creativity.   Read More

What does the Data Science Master’s programme at UCC look like?

August 12, 2020 | Tran Thi Hoang Yen 'If I had to choose one word to describe the programme, it would be “INTENSIVE”.  In her final blog, Vietnamese student Tran Thi Hoang Yen tells us exactly what's involved in her one-year Master's in Data Science at University College Cork, which she decided to stay to complete even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. And she has no regrets! Read More

5 easy ways to feel less homesick

August 11, 2020 | Tiranat Srisaan Terawanij Homesick?  No problem!  Tiranat Srisaan Terawanji from Thailand has it all worked out when it comes to what to do to feel better when you miss home - and home cooking! Read More

How to spice up your life in Limerick

August 6, 2020 | Deborah Matthew Indian Student Ambassador Deborah Mary Matthew tells you how to have fun without spending all your money Read More

Overcoming the Mexican food challenge in Ireland

August 5, 2020 | Brenda Mondragón Toledo Mexican Student Ambassador Brenda Mondragón Toledo, who was studying at University College Cork, has some tips for making sure you eat well when studying abroad Read More

Guide to Galway: Good Vibes in the City of Tribes

July 31, 2020 | gillian fallon The City of Tribes, as Galway is known, is a top destination for international students looking to study in Ireland, and it’s easy to see why.  In this week's city guide, we bring you some of the best things to see and do in Galway city and offer information on getting settled in.   Read More

Working part-time while studying: Yes or No?

July 30, 2020 | Rochelle Vaz In this piece by Indian student Rochelle Vaz, written before the Covid19 pandemic hit Ireland in March, she weighs up the pros and cons of taking on a part-time job whilst in college.  The upshot?  It's worth it, but take your time making the decision.   Read More

Extraordinary experiences, brilliant college: studying hospitality in Shannon

July 28, 2020 | Ashish Sharma
'The best decision of my life.' Something of a love letter here to Shannon College of Hotel Management, from Indian student Ashish Sharma.  Ashish, who wrote this piece before the Covid19 pandemic hit, cannot find enough wonderful things to say about his time studying at Shannon for an International Master's degree, ahead of returning to work in the hospitality industry he loves so much.     Read More

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City Guide to Cork: Ireland’s ‘real’ capital

July 18, 2020 | Gillian Fallon Cork is the ‘real’ capital of Ireland. Well, that’s what Cork people would have you believe, and if you judge this friendly, vibrant city on its own terms, you might agree.  As a student, it has everything you need. And the surrounding countryside and coastline are famous for their natural beauty.  Read More

Things to know about being an older student in Cork

June 16, 2020 | Kimberly Reyes American Student Ambassador Kimberly Reyes has some practical and very sensible advice for any foreign student coming to study in Cork Read More

Video diary of a day out as a tourist in Ireland (November 2019)

April 3, 2020 | Kathryn Bordonaro American student Kathryn Bordonaro enjoyed a lovely day trip to the Cliffs of Moher back in November 2019. Check out her vlog of the day here. Read More

Handy tips on finding somewhere to live in Ireland

March 26, 2020 | Kimberly Reyes Securing accommodation in cities like Dublin and Cork as a foreign student can be difficult. Here American student Kimberly Reyes provides some really useful advice Read More

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