Student Ambassador Darrell Bardayan from Panama is a big fan of Ireland! In his first entry on our blog read why he thinks Ireland is one of the best places to live and study in the world!  

Hello guys, welcome to my blog!

Studying in Ireland is one of the most amazing experiences you will have in life because it’s easy to make friends and has a very good system for international students as it allows students to work while they are studying – meaning you can save money to travel. If you are one of those people who doesn’t know where to study but you want to learn another language and have fun at the same time, I recommend you to come to Ireland. You will find a lot of opportunities to work and to study. If you don’t know how to speak English don’t worry, there are some English institutes that will help make you feel less alone.

Darrell in Merchant’s Arch, Temple Bar (photo: Darrell)

Why do I think studying in Ireland is the best life experience? Because I was one of those people; I didn’t know what to study and I found a great opportunity here and went for it. I know you guys will find something you like! When you are in Ireland, you will find that it is easy to move from one place to another. If you love castles, nature and wonderful stories, Ireland is the country for you! Dream big and follow your dreams because life is there to enjoy. 

With Covid-19, things changed all around the world, Ireland being no exception. Classes used to be on campus and now they are online – but don´t worry because lecturers are really good at teaching their lessons and you will learn a lot. Lecturers help you with everything; even if you are completely lost in the lesson. 

I think everybody should come to Ireland to see its amazing landscape where some films were made like P.S I Love You, Star Wars and many more, and to fall in love with the castles – there are castles everywhere! When you come to Ireland you will feel you are in a movie.


Darrell is studying Digital Marketing and Public Relations at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).